Can My Spouse Obtain A U.S. Passport Or Citizenship Through Marriage?
Q: Can my spouse obtain a U.S. passport or citizenship through marriage?
A: A U.S. citizen cannot transmit citizenship to a spouse. Your spouse would be required to apply for an immigrant visa and reside in the United States as a lawful permanent resident (LPR). An application for naturalization can be made to the Department of Homeland Security on fulfilling a residency requirement. Once naturalized, your spouse would be eligible to apply for a U.S. passport.
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