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Marriage & Cross-Border Relationships

To promote family unity, immigration law allows U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) to petition for spouses to live permanently in the United States. Spouses of U.S. Citizens have special immigration priority and do not have to wait in line for a visa number to become available for them to immigrate; there are an unlimited number of visas for this particular category.

Find out about the process, financial obligations, conditional permanent residence, and other details about family-based green cards on our Marriage-Based Green Cards page.