If I marry a man who is a Canadian citizen is he automatically sponsored?

Asked on July 15, 2015 under Immigration Law, Maryland

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Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, nothing is automatic.� If you marry a Canadian citizen, depending on where you get married and what your immigration status is, you will be able to petition for his permanent residence.� If you marry in the US while he is lawfully present in the US, you can file both applications at the same time.� If he is in Canada it will have to be through consular processing.


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