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Permanent resident marrying a UK Citizen

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I am permanent resident (GC) in USA marrying a UK citizen. We don't want to stay separate

1. What are my options to get my spouse GC at the earliest, so we can stay together in USA

2.  And If I plan to join my spouse in UK,  What do I need to do maintain my GC ?

Anyone else in similar situation, please advise a best option.

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You can sponsor your spouse for a GC, but that takes a couple of years.

As a Permanent Resident, you have to reside in the US. You can not just move abroad.

The best option is to wait with marriage until you have become a US citizen. There are no quotas or wait times for spouses of US citizens.

 

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On 1/27/2018 at 5:55 PM, pontevecchio said:

A Re-entry permit may keep your GC alive though you would still need to find out UK procedures.

Thank you, What is re-entry permit and how does it help my situation.

 

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On 1/27/2018 at 8:42 AM, JoeF said:

You can sponsor your spouse for a GC, but that takes a couple of years.

As a Permanent Resident, you have to reside in the US. You can not just move abroad.

The best option is to wait with marriage until you have become a US citizen. There are no quotas or wait times for spouses of US citizens.

 

I will have to wait atleast 4.5 years before I become US citizen, it is a very long wait.. I will be thankful If you can suggest options.

  

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You do not really need gc to stay together.

If your spouse is a qualified professional, try to get him/her on F1 (college/univ. admission)

H1 lottery is also an option or simply sponsor visitor visa

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