If you entered the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (tourist visa, business visa, student visa, etc), it is best you do not get married within 30-60 days of your entry date. Whether your intention was legitimate or not, this action can raise suspicions and your goal is to obtain your marriage by green card quickly without delays and scrutiny. Remember you will have a marriage interview where an Officer will be asking you questions and you must tell the truth.
If you are still in a rush, consider that by waiting an extra month before filing your green card by marriage application you may avoid any delays during the application process. That is, if your application raises suspicions of USCIS, they may send you a Request for Evidence which means you will need to spend more time providing additional documentation and delaying your application.
It is ideal to wait 60-90 days after entry to get married and then immediately submit your Adjustment of Status application.
- Yes, I am not getting married within 30 days of entry.
Great! You are on your way to obtaining the green card by marriage without raising USCIS scrutiny.