Marriage in the US

U.S. Immigration Attorney, Rosanna Berardi, discusses issues relating to obtaining a green card by marrying a U.S. citizen. The discussion provides an overview of the K-1 (“fiancee visa”) and K-3 visa categories.

Each year, over 400,000 citizens of the United States marry foreign-born persons and petition for them to obtain permanent residence in the U.S. ( This is especially prevalent in areas that straddle the border – such as the Buffalo / Southern Ontario border) Spouses of U.S.  citizens are considered “immediate relatives” under the immigration laws, and are exempt from all numerical quota limitations. Please contact us to discuss your situation specifically.

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