In the employment-based category, your spouse generally can apply for a Green Card with you, presuming that your spouse is in the United States and in legal status.
In family-based categories, your spouse can come along with you as a derivative of your Green Card application.
In those cases, the principal, meaning you, is eligible for a Green Card because you either are in legal status or have been waiting outside the United States. Your wife or husband can come along with you.
In all other circumstances, your spouse probably can’t come with you to the United States.
When United States immigration authorities provide permission to foreign nationals holding a nonimmigrant visa in the U.S. to change status to another nonimmigrant category while in the U.S. that constitutes a Change of Status. After temporarily entering the United States for a specific purpose such as business, study, temporary employment… Read More
In general, a noncitizen who wishes to temporarily enter the United States must first obtain a nonimmigrant visa for a temporary stay, such as a visitor visa. This type of visa allows said noncitizen to enter on a short-term basis for business, tourism or a combination of both. But not… Read More
If immigration authorities have denied you a visa or other immigration benefit, you may be able to resolve the problem by applying for an I-601 waiver. Otherwise known as an Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, Form I-601 allows certain immigration applicants to apply for a visa, an adjustment… Read More