Options for Getting Your Green Card and Remaining in the U.S.
To paraphrase Truman Capote, love knows no geography.
If you’re a British expat reading this article, then you are likely hoping to marry your American sweetheart and remain in the United States. If your goal is to go through the immigration process and get your green card, i.e. obtain permanent residence, you have three main options:
- K-1 fiancé(e) visa
- I-130 Petition for Alien Relative filed in the U.S. (either with or without a K-3 nonimmigrant visa)
- I-130 Petition filed in London
The information that follows, though helpful, should not be construed as legal advice tailored to the specifics of your legal situation. If you require more specific legal advice, you should contact a U.S. immigration lawyer.