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    I was thinking of doing this for a female friend of mine who desperately wants to obtain her green card, we know each other a while and she is sincere and has offered to compensate me for this financially.
    I am a single male, US citizen, never married before, and i do not believe either of us want to live together as in a traditional marriage set-up, this is just to help her obtain her green card.

    How does the law look upon this ?

    If i was to agree to do this for her what exactly is involved does anyone know,? and is it taking a risk,? would this also change my tax status.?
    Would i need to hire an attorney for my protection if i was to go ahead and do this.? or not necessary?

    How long does the process take in total to have her get her green card,? and then later when i want to get married for real would i first need to file for a divorce from her,? and could that end up making things messy later for me when i am married for real to my true love.

    Thanks, i appreciate anybody who could help me with these answers, and if anybody has actually had the experience of doing this, then that would be even better.

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    Re: Marriage of convenience for green card

    Penalties for marriage fraud include sentences of up to 5 years and/or a $250,000 fine. You should ask yourself if you think it's worth the risk before you enter into a fraudulent marriage.


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