LGBTQ Same-Sex Relationships
LGBTQ – Same sex relationships and marriage-based green cards
Currently, same-sex marriage is legal in every state in the country.
This means that U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents (green card holders)
can petition for their foreign-born, same-sex, spouses to get immigration
status like a visa or a green card. You can also apply for your same sex partner
as a fiancé and then get married once here.
LGBTQ+ immigrants have the same rights under immigration law as all other
non-citizens and same-sex couples should be treated the exact way as a
heterosexual couple. However, there is still a stigma against same-sex relationships. Especially within the immigration realm. Department of Homeland Security
will question whether you married for love or for a green card. Especially
if you have children from a previous marriage or you were married to the
opposite sex in the past and now you have a same-sex partner.
We work with gay and lesbian couples to petition for their loved one’s green
card through marriage. Like in any other case, we must prove that your
marriage is bona fide. Therefore, it is more than simply filling out paperwork.
We help you build a picture and tell your story of love to USCIS
to get your petition approved the first time.
If you are a gay or lesbian couple, reach out to us today so we can help
you on your journey to the American Dream.