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What is a marriage petition?

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A marriage petition is filed by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident on behalf of their foreign spouse with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If filed by a U.S. citizen on behalf of a foreign spouse that entered the United States on a non-immigrant visa (i.e. fiancé(e) visa, visitor visa, student visa, work visa etc.) or visa waiver and is currently in the United States legally or overstayed the visa, then it serves as a basis to obtain permanent residence.