I am 21 years old and came to the US with an F-1. The lady am fixing to marry is 30.
Age differences simply make your marriage suspect. It doesnt mean it cant be approved, it just means they are suspicious that the marriage isnt bona fide. You will need to do some work to document the marriage and be well prepared for your interview.
As long as the marriage is bonafied,it should not be a problem but the officer can have doubts and cannot deny you because of doubts.
As long as you can demonstrate it is a good faith relationship and not one to get the green card then the age difference will be explored but is not a prohibition. I have done cases with a much more extreme age difference.
DHS often scrutinizes age differences closely. If you are really in a relationship, then you will be able to prove that through testimony and documents. If you are not really in a true relationship, then do not move forward. You can get into a lot of trouble and ruin your ability to be in the US forever.
In a marriage case to the United States citizen the age of the parties has no legal impact. However, the age of the parties is taken into consideration by examining officer in determining whether or not the marriage is genuine.
Age is a factor. However, if you have evidence to show that this is a valid marriage (meaning one not entered into for the purpose of circumventing immigration laws), you can overcome any questions. Remember, you have the burden of proving a valid marriage, no matter what the age difference is between the spouses. If you are not sure you have the evidence to show a valid marriage, I recommend speaking with an immigration attorney to review your case.
The fact that your future wife is older than you will not prevent her from filing a visa petition for you, but USCIS will examine both of you carefully to make sure it is a bona fide marriage.
As long as it is a bona fide relationship and you have sufficient evidence to prove it, the age difference itself should not make a difference.
No, it should not affect your petition.
The age difference is factor in determining if the marriage is a valid marriage but it doesnt automatically mean you will be denied. You should prepare a very strong petition with a lot of bonafides (evidence that the marriage is genuine) and prepare well for the interview. I strongly suggest you do this with a good experienced immigration lawyer. I always prepare my clients for the interview with USCIS as part of my services. Do not go to the interview without preparation and very strong proof of a true and genuine marriage.
Age differences is one of the factors that immigration will consider in determining whether a marriage is bona fide. The key element however, is whether you possess objective evidence of the validity of the marriage such as joint taxes, joint bank accounts, joint property, lease agreements in both names, utility bills in both names, joint credit cards, health and/or life insurance, a will with each other as beneficiaries, etc.
Age difference is considered, but will not create a problem if you prove you have a real, loving relationship and a good marriage. It requires skilled representation, but should not result in a denial.
The age difference will not matter as long as the marriage is legitimate and the intention is to marry for love. Because of the age difference however, you and your fiance may be asked various questions about your relationship. The officer may also investigate outside of your interview to confirm that your proposed marriage is not planned for the purpose of obtaining permanent residency.
Age difference is just one factor the USCIS uses in determining a bona fide marriage. Be sure to have good evidence of cohabitation and commingling oof funds and you should be fine.
USCIS adjudicators are human and live in the same world that we do (though there are times that I have been given reason to doubt that statement), so they are affected or influenced by the same factors as any other random person. For some adjudicators, a nine year age difference would be seen as a significant adverse factor going to credibility and bona fides of the marital relationship, while other adjudicators would not see that age difference, in and of itself, as significant. You and your fianc will always have the burden of proof, and USCIS adjudicators are not well known for giving marriage based applicants the benefit of the doubt. The entire set of factual circumstances should come into play, and if everything else just looks right and "clicks", and the case is otherwise well-documented, a nine year age difference should not be a deal killer.
No, should be totally irrelevant.
From my experience the age difference that you have states will potentially flag your petition for closer inspection. There are other factors they will consider such as language/ethnic differences as well as the number of times she has been married in the past as well as the number of children you two have with other people.
As long as your relationship is genuine, you should be OK. However, you will have to prove that you are really married and living together (e.g., lease agreement, joint bank account, bills, travel itineraries, photos, etc.). The age difference is a negative factor but you can have several positive factors to offset it.
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