Warning signs that could lead claims of marriage fraud

On behalf of Immigration & Nationality Law Group posted in US Permanent Residency on Friday, May 31, 2019.

Dealing with the immigration laws of the United States can be stressful and difficult for visitors or those who wish to make a life in the country. It's in your best interest to learn the laws so you are positive you are not breaking any of them, which could lead to you being deported and not being allowed back across the border. Here are some warning signs that could lead to claims of marriage fraud.

The most common signs that agents from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) look for include the following:

  • A big difference in your ages
  • No shared language
  • A difference in religious beliefs
  • Difference in race
  • A difference in your cultural background or social class
  • Educational backgrounds are not equal
  • No interaction between the two of you despite living in the same house
  • Having separate mailing addresses or physical location addresses
  • The marriage has been kept a secret from family, friends and your employer
  • You got married quickly after meeting each other
  • Attempt to create evidence of the marriage immediately before an agency interview
  • The timing of your marriage is too convenient
  • You got married rather quickly after going through a divorce
  • Your petitioner in the United States has a history of sponsoring other spousal immigrants
  • There are no children from the marriage if the woman is of childbearing age
  • Either spouse has a history of fraud or other crimes
  • The person who is not the citizen hails from a country known for fraud

Learning the laws governing immigration in the United States makes it easier on you and your family. If you are exhibiting any of the warning signs described in this post, you might wind up facing claims of marriage fraud.