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Sample Spouse Marriage Petition List

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In order to initiate the marriage (immigrant) visa process, the petitioner (U.S. citizen or permanent resident) must file a petition on behalf of the beneficiary (foreign spouse) with the USCIS.

The following is a sample list of the documentation required by the USCIS.

    1. Original Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) with filing fee ($420). Learn more about marriage (immigrant) visa fees here.
    2. Original Biographic Information Sheet (Form G-325A) for foreign spouse.
    3. Original Biographic Information Sheet (Form G-325A) for U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    4. Proof of petitioner’s U.S. citizenship.
      i. Copy of certificate of naturalization OR
      ii. Copy of U.S. passport OR
      iii. Certified copy of certificate of birth

*If a permanent resident, then proof of petitioner’s permanent residence (copy of permanent resident card).

  1. Two (2) color photographs (dimension of 2”x2”) of foreign spouse.
  2. Two (2) color photographs (dimension of 2”x2”) of U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Copy of divorce and/or death certificate(s) of any previous spouse(s) of foreign spouse and U.S. citizen or permanent resident (if applicable).
  4. Copy of marriage certificate

*All foreign language documents must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

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