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    Default Marriage and Citizenship

    I am planning to marry a U.S. citizen who has lived in the U.S. all of her life. I am not a citizen, and I live in a different country.

    When we marry, will I become a U.S. citizen? Will I be able to go to the United States?

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    Default Citizenship Is Not Automatic With Marriage

    You will not get an automatic right to citizenship or residency as a result of marrying a U.S. citizen. When you marry, you will be able to apply for residency in the U.S. based upon your marriage. You can apply in advance of marriage for a fiance visa. It is usually easier to get a visa after you are married than beforehand. More information is available at http://uscis.gov/ .

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    Default Re: Marriage and Citizenship

    They changed the law in 2001. You have to wait 3 yrs before you can apply for citizenship. You can obtain residency however right away....lol or as soon as you are processed. Immigration is a headache.

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    Default Re: Marriage and Citizenship

    You definately will not become a USC automatically by marring a USC. To Naturalize in the U.S. first you must become a LPR of the U.S. and then apply for CTZ.

    First legalize your status through your USC wife.

    File for a Family petition and if you have a legal entry into the U.S. then file for AOS

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