Supreme Court ruled that states cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions, stating that the 14th Amendment of the U. Need help? When you use SimpleCitizenour platform takes you through every question of the application step by step, and our friendly and helpful support team can help with any questions.
What if my spouse is HIV positive? Once your I petition is reopened, it will be considered anew—without regard to DOMA section 3—based upon the information previously submitted and any new information provided. Since the birth of this nation, marriage was a right reserved for heterosexual couples.
Immigration is a federal law and fell within the scope of DOMA. If you became a U. Learn what we do for you. We will be happy to talk to you.
Groundbreaking… Married same-sex couples can now apply for a green card, same as opposite-sex couples can. We got married in Canada. SimpleCitizen can guide you through the steps and help answer your green card questions.
Since the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriages must be recognized everywhere in the United States, you do not need to get married in a state that passed its own law legalizing same-sex marriages.
But getting a green card is a long, complex process, so try to be patient. Nowadays all Americans can love who they want and enjoy the same rights and protection. On June 26, , the U. At the interview, you could face accusations that this prior marriage was fraudulent and solely intended to obtain a green card.
Attorneys who assist with a large number of same-sex marriage-based green card cases have not reported a major bias issue among USCIS or consular officers. I have found that the interviewing Immigration Officers have an understanding of what it is like for a same sex married couple to deal with discrimination based on sexual preference and disapproval by family members.