Green Card

How To Get Your Spouse a Green Card

If you qualify you can file a petition for your spouse while he or she is in the United States.  Our office will review your situation, in complete detail, to make sure that your case can be approved.  If your case has problem areas we will notify you of these areas.  We will obtain all of the required supporting evidence and prepare your documents for you.  Your documents will be filed in Chicago.  You will then receive a receipt notice letting you know that your case is being processed.  In a couple of months you will be notified of an appointment for the immigrant to be fingerprinted.  This is so a background check may be done.  An interview will be scheduled for both you and your spouse at the local USCIS office.  We will completely prepare you for this interview..  If you live in Northern California you should expect to have your interview in Sacramento or San Francisco.  The interviewer will be very thorough and will likely go over the complete immigration history of the immigrant.  She will also be trying to determine if the marriage is bona fide. These cases are reviewed in detail by immigration officers who want to make sure that the marriage is legitimate and that there are no other grounds for denying the case.

If you hire the Law Offices of Lawrence Gruner, Inc., Inc., Inc. Inc. we will work very hard to make sure your case is approved.  We will do a complete interview of you.  We will review your case in detail and alert you to any “red flags” or potential problems in your case.  We will help you correct these problem areas prior to your case being filed.  We will prepare all of your documents including:

  • Form I-485
  • Form I-864
  • Form I-130
  • Form I-131
  • Form I-765 (Work Authorization)
  • We will also prepare all of your supporting documentation.  This can have a huge impact on your case.
  • We will file all of your documents with USCIS.  We will guide you through the biometric process.
  • We will help you prepare all of your evidence for your interview as well as explain to you in detail what to expect at the interview.
  • When the time comes we will represent you at the interview.
  • We are with you every step of the way until the case is approved.  We have over 20 years of experience handling these types of cases.  We know how USCIS evaluates these cases and we will make sure your case is completely ready.
  • We have a 5 star rating on Google, and a 5 Star rating on Avvo.
  • Our office has an A+ rating with the BBB.

Here are your options for handling your case:

Falling in love is the easy part.

Trying to convince the immigration authorities that you and your spouse deserve to live together in the United States can be a frustrating process.

There are many bureaucratic hoops and hurdles to jump through.

  • Countless forms to fill out.
  • An immense amount of paperwork to read and complete.
  • A dizzying stack of backup documentation to prepare.

One mistake, and your petition can be endlessly delayed or even denied.

That’s why it makes sense to partner with us.

We help clients navigate the often intimidating and complex maze of bureaucracy to help you check off this important box and get on with your life.

U.S. citizenship doesn’t come along with a U.S. spouse.

You’d think that as an exemplary U.S. citizen you have every right to decide whom you should marry. Then you’d expect that the U.S. government will honor your decision on whom to marry. The reality is often different.

Thousands of green cards and marriage visa applications get rejected every year due to simple mistakes or omissions, or for other trivial reasons. You don’t want that to happen to you!

The U.S. Immigration Law is a specialized area, and it’s confusing, especially if you have no real hands-on experience – as we do.

Let us be your partner through this complex process.

Over the past two decades we have seen it all. We have also learned how to deal with difficult bureaucrats and avoid unnecessary delays so that you can live with your spouse like every other normal couple in the United States.

Every day we prepare green card petitions for couples who want to live together in this great country. We have assisted clients from China, the Philippines, Mexico, Canada, Australia, India, Pakistan and countries throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

The Attorneys who will work on your case each have a minimum of 20 years’ experience handling green card cases and marriage visas. If you want fast results – it makes sense to partner with us!

We deal with individual cases only. We are not in the business of churning out a high-volume business. We understand that even though the process may be similar, every case is different, and it needs to be approached with diligence and meticulous care.

Legal Fees

Our Basic Package is about half what many law firms will charge for the same work. We do things expertly so you don’t have to worry about making a mistake, which will delay your case. We offer a low flat fee with a low monthly payment plan for clients who don’t have the upfront cash.

Of course, we’re not able to help everyone, and that’s why we encourage you to pick up the phone to find out if we can help you.

This first step is free and you are under no obligation to hire us.

Simply call us now for a free phone consultation regarding fiancé visas 888-801-6558 or Submit a Request For Free Information. We will contact you shortly.


Basically, you have four options if you want to qualify for a Green Card based on Marriage to a U.S. Citizen:

Option #1: You can pick up the forms from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and try to tackle the mountain of confusing paperwork yourself. If you’re taking this route, be aware that there are hidden traps which could cause serious problems for your spouse.

Option #2: If you’re a book mole, read all the best textbooks on the subject (may take months to go through the best ones), and leap into the application process with the faith that everything will be all right. The only problem here is that textbooks provide generic advice that can be outdated simply because the immigration laws change. Also, every case is different and what worked in one case may not work in your case.

Option #3: You can save a little bit of money by hiring a paralegal to handle your case. The probem is that your paralegal may or may not have formal training, may not be regulated and may or may not have any relevant experience. We are regulated by the State Bar of California, have insurance, and have 20 years of experience handling these types of cases.

Option #4: Let us handle all of the headaches for you. We will walk you through the maze of U.S. immigration law and tell you, in plain English, what’s relevant and important in your case. Most importantly, we’ll help you identify any potential issues and weaknesses in your case and figure out how together we can overcome them. We will make sure your spouse gets his or her green card without any problems or hassles. We will do this at a very fair price which will allow you to sleep well as you go through the process.

Why Contact Us?

  • Fully Qualified Immigration Attorneys. Only qualified and experienced attorneys with a minimum of 20 years of hands-on knowledge will work on your case. We don’t delegate this process to junior attorneys or paralegals.
  • No Mistakes. We guarantee that your case will be processed with absolutely no unnecessary mistakes or delays. One mistake can delay your case for months. We won’t let this happen to you!
  • We charge Low FLAT FEES.  There are no hidden fees, unpleasant surprises or extra charges of any kind. You will not receive a big bill at the end of the case.
  • Low Payment Plans. We offer low monthly payment plans for almost all of our clients. Most clients pay $200 or $300 per month.
  • Personal Service. We don’t wear $3,000 suits – our goal is to impress you with results, not clothing. Also, we won’t hide behind annoying gatekeepers. We are happy to talk to our clients. We have even made after midnight international calls to U.S. embassies on their behalf.
  • ab-seal-horizontalWe have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau,and are a Law Firm in Good Standing with the State Bar of California.
  • avvoWe have a 5 Star Rating with Avvo

Read Our Blog Articles To Learn More about Obtaining a Green Card for your spouse.

How To Get a Green Card?

10 Things to Know About Permanent Residency Based on Marriage to a United States Citizen

10 Things to Consider When Choosing Between a Fiance Visa and a Marriage Visa

When Can a Green Card Holder Apply for Naturalization?

How to Renew Your Green Card

How Do I Check on my Green Card?

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    • S. Lucas

      Our experience was amazing. The process was smooth. Larry and Jason helped us every step of the way to get my husband’s temporary visa. When I started getting anxiety about how long it takes, what’s the next step or what if’s, I would call either of them and they had no problems giving me answers. Jason went with us to our meeting with immigration, and made us laugh the whole time. He really helped keep me calm as I suffer from anxiety very badly. A year later, I can still call Larry and ask questions about the next step. I’m very thankful I found these guys!!! Highly recommend them!

    • L. Alvarado Jr.

      I met the love of my life in China. When I was looking for an Immigration attorney to help me get the K1 Visa for my fiance, I was so glad that I found the Law Office Of Lawrence Gruner. Attorney’s Lawrence Gruner and Jason Marachi gave us excellent representation throughout the whole process and got us through the process very quickly and smoothly. It only took six month’s for my fiance to get her K1 Visa and move to the U.S. with me so we could get married and start our lives together. And in another six month’s later, my wife now has her Green Card. I highly recommend this Law Office for your Immigration Law needs.
      Thank you Mr. Gruner and Mr. Marachi!!

    • M. Obregon

      Lawrence and his legal team are stellar. They provided an affordable solution to our immigration related legal issues. My wife and I turned to Lawrence and his team from friends that also had a successful experience. Simply, we all agree that it was the right choice. Everything was completed as offered and his legal advice as a lawyer and a friend is always there. Thank You!





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