Marriage Green Card Guide: Living in the United States and Married to a U.S. Green Card Holder

Step-by-step guide to getting a marriage green card if both spouses live in the U.S.

Green Card Process Overview

If you are a green card holder (U.S. permanent resident) married to a foreign national and you’re both living in the United States, this article is for both of you! We’ll go step by step through the process of obtaining a marriage-based green card.

(If your circumstances differ, see our other Start-to-Finish marriage green card guides, each explained in plain English.)

Costs and timeline

Estimated time: Three years or more (35-39 months) to obtain green card
Estimated cost: $1,760 (government fees only)