June 2, 2015 Douglas Lightman

Green Card Marriage Documents

Documents Required For Green Card Through Marriage

The documents necessary in connection with the preparation and submission of a green card through marriage application depend on the unique details of the particular case. Despite the fact that each marriage green card case is different, the following is a general list of documents that are needed for the preparation and submission of almost every application:

  • marriage certificate
  • birth certificates for both spouses
  • passports
  • naturalization or citizenship certificate, if applicable
  • I-94 or evidence of last entry to the U.S.
  • U.S. nonimmigrant visa stamps from passport
  • any immigration related approval notices
  • any forms related to a prior student or exchange visitor status, such as a DS-2019 or I-20
  • divorce or death certificates related to prior marriages for both spouses
  • certified dispositions and related documentation in connection with any criminal charges, arrests, or encounters with the police for the foreign spouse
  • tax returns and W-2s, 1099s, and other related income documentation for the U.S. spouse
  • name change documentation, if applicable

Please note that the above is only a general list of documents that may be necessary for your green card through marriage application, as each case is unique and may require different documentation. It is important for you to discuss what’s necessary for your case with an experienced green card lawyer.

Douglas Lightman

The award-winning Lightman Law Firm was founded by Douglas M. Lightman, Esq. Mr. Lightman has extensive experience in immigration law and international matters through both work and personal experience. Prior to forming Lightman Law Firm, Mr. Lightman spent several years at an international tax consulting and compliance firm where he focused on international tax consulting and cross border transactions. Mr. Lightman is a United States trained lawyer who received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School and is a member in good standing of the Bar of the State of New York and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the world's largest organization of immigration lawyers. To discuss your possible case with Mr. Lightman or another immigration lawyer from Lightman Law Firm LLC, call (212) 643-0985 or fill out the consultation request form on your right. A representative of our firm will contact you shortly upon review of your request.