Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 31, 2008
One does not know when or where Cupid might strike. When an American citizen falls in love with a person in another country and the couple decides to settle in the United States, tying the knot requires more extensive wedding planning. The red tape involved in establishing legal permanent resident status for the immigrating partner can be complex, tedious, and downright frustrating. The newly-launched GreenCardWeddings.com, the website of a Boston-based company, offers a unique wedding planning service that includes guidance through the legal process of obtaining green card through the marriage to a United States citizen. With the launch of the website, information on this immigration process is available online 24/7 to interested parties around the world.
When a couple retains the services of Green Card Weddings, they can plan the wedding of their dreams, from a small private ceremony to a lavish event. Ceremonies can even be conducted in the couple's language of choice. The ceremony is performed in Massachusetts where a marriage license requires no witness or blood test. Legal residence status for the immigrant is not a requirement to file for and obtain a marriage license at any town or city hall in Massachusetts. A legal marriage license is issued by the state and the wedding ceremony is conducted by a licensed Justice of the Peace. Arrangements can also be made for weddings in other states by licensed Justices of the Peace.
Green Card Weddings ensures that the green card application process is completed in accordance with the law and the U.S. Immigration Service. Legal counseling is provided through every step of the process by licensed immigration attorneys who are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The lawyers represent the American citizen seeking to obtain a green card either for his/her fiancé living broad or through marriage for their immigrant spouse in the U.S. Because each couple has a unique set of circumstances, the legal work is customized for each case, whether it is just for the prospective spouse or includes children and other family members who also need legal residency status.
A green card establishes legal permanent residency for a foreigner to live and work in the United States. From the fiancé visa to naturalization, Green Card Weddings facilitates and expedites the immigration process. All applications are prepared, completed, and filed by the assigned green card lawyer. The lawyer prepares the couple for the interview by the Immigration Service in the U.S. or the U.S. Consulate if one of the parties is outside of the U.S.
Naturalization or citizenship is the last step of the immigration process wherein U.S. citizenship is granted upon completion of requirements established by law. Green Card Weddings will provide study materials for the examination and prepares the permanent resident for the interview. When obtaining a green card through marriage, the naturalization process is shortened by two years. Under all other circumstances, citizenship cannot be applied for until the permanent resident has been in the United States for five years. However, after marriage to an American citizen, the immigrant spouse can apply for citizenship in three years.
Anyone seeking more information on how to apply for a marriage license, wedding planning for a green card marriage, legal residence status for prospective spouses and family members, and the requirements of the naturalization process in the United States is encouraged to visit the new GreenCardWeddings.com website at http://www.greencardweddings.com or call the company at 617-999-9439.