Can I include my spouse on my Green Card application?

  • 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.