My Green Card application
was approved last year. I want to apply for Green Card for my son now,
who is still in my home country. After I submit the I-130 application
for him, does that mean that he can not get married in order to get the
U.S. Green Card during the time of Form I-130 pending?
Children of lawful permanent
residents may be sponsored only if they are unmarried and should not
marry prior to the Green Card approval. However, if they marry after
the I-130 has been filed, the petition is deemed invalid, and neither
the person nor the new spouse would be able to become a Green Card
holder based on the Form I-130 filing.
Therefore, unmarried children of lawful permanent residents, who are
the beneficiaries of I-130 petitions based on this relationship, should
not marry if sponsorship by a lawful permanent resident parent is the
only avenue available to them for obtaining U.S. permanent residence.