If your spouse is already in the United States…
the adjustment of status process may be an option for your husband or wife
If your spouse is currently in the United States, your starting point will normally be to see if your husband or wife is eligible to apply for adjustment of status. If your spouse meets all of the requirements for adjustment of status, it may be possible for your spouse to get a green card while they are in the United States and without having to go overseas for an interview at a consulate or embassy.
If your spouse is currently in the United States but is not eligible for adjustment of status, you should consider whether the immigrant visa process is the best option for your family. This process would require that your spouse return to their home country in order to do an interview at the consulate or embassy. Both the immigrant visa process and the adjustment of status process may allow your spouse to obtain a green card.
If your spouse is not already in the United States…
the immigrant visa process may be an option for your husband or wife
The immigrant visa process is one way that you can help your husband or wife immigrate to the United States and become a permanent resident. If your spouse is currently overseas, you should learn more about the immigrant visa process to understand how it can help you reunite with your spouse.