Required Documentation to Sponsor your Spouse for a Green Card if She is Abroad
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Required Documentation to Sponsor your Spouse for a Green Card if S/he is Abroad

Documents required to sponsor spouse

To complete the process, the petitioner must submit:

  • Form I-130 (signed with proper fee), with all required documentation, including: 
    • Two completed and signed G-325A forms (one for you and one for your spouse)
  • A copy of your civil marriage certificate
    • A copy of all divorce decrees, death certificates, or annulment decrees that demonstrate that all previous marriages entered into by you and/or your spouse were terminated.
    • Passport style photos of you and your spouse (see Form I-130 instructions for photo requirements)
    • Evidence of all legal name changes for you and/or your spouse (may include marriage certificates, divorce decrees, court judgment of name change, adoption decrees, etc.)
  • If you are a U.S. citizen, you must demonstrate your status with:

o      A copy of your valid U.S. passport OR

o      A copy of your U.S. birth certificate OR

o      A copy of Consular Report of Birth Abroad OR

o      A copy of your naturalization certificate OR

o      A copy of your certificate of citizenship

  • If you are a permanent resident, you must demonstrate your status with:

o      A copy (front and back) of Form I-551 (green card) OR

o   A copy of your foreign passport bearing a stamp showing temporary evidence of permanent residence

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