Same-Sex and LGBTQ Marriages
Same-sex marriage has been legal in every state in the United States since 2013. This means that any Canadian citizen who is in a same-sex relationship with an American citizen can apply for either a marriage-based green card or a K-1 fiancé visa.
Adjustment of status for same-sex and LGBTQ married couples
Canadians in same-sex or otherwise LGBTQ marriages to a U.S. citizen can elect to undergo the process of adjustment of status if they are currently in the United States on a work, student, or investor visa.
Consular processing for same-sex and LGBTQ married couples
As an alternative, the couple can go through consular processing via the U.S. consulate in Montreal if the Canadian spouse is living outside of the U.S.
K-1 visas for same-sex and LGBTQ married couples
A Canadian in a relationship with a U.S. citizen but who is not yet legally married may be sponsored for a K-1 fiancé visa by their U.S. citizen partner.