What Documents Do I Need for a Marriage-Based Green Card?
Obtaining a green card for your spouse doesn’t have to be confusing. Here’s an overview of the marriage-based green card process, explained in plain language.
What documents will i need?
You may be wondering how many documents you’ll need to prepare to get started with the marriage-based green card application process.
The answer depends on your circumstances, and Boundless can help you assemble a green card application package with all the necessary forms and documents.
To help you get started, here is a list of required documents
For anyone completing the marriage relationship form (I-130 petition):
- Proof that a legally valid marriage exists (for example, a marriage certificate showing the names of both spouses, the place of marriage, and the date of marriage)
- Proof that the marriage is not fraudulent (for example, a joint lease, joint bank account statements, and pictures together)
- Proof that any previous marriages for both spouses have been terminated (typically, a divorce document)
- Any other evidence of official name changes for both spouses (for example, any adoption documents or court papers regarding a name change)
If you are a U.S. citizen, you must demonstrate your status with a copy of one of the following documents:
- Your valid U.S. passport
- Your U.S. birth certificate
- Your naturalization certificate
- Your certificate of citizenship
- Your consular report of birth abroad
If you are a green card holder (permanent resident), you must demonstrate your status with a copy of one of the following documents:
- Your green card
- Your foreign passport bearing a stamp showing temporary evidence of permanent residency
READY TO GET STARTED?
Boundless provides you with an easy-to-use, step-by-step online tool so you can complete your green card application process with confidence.