I am a US citizen, I got married in Pakistan. Now i am back to US and filling form i-130 for my husband. Now the problem is that while filing up the application on question 6 it asks me what is my marital status, since i got married in Pakistan and my marital status is single in USA, so should i put single or married on that column.
Once you marry in Islamabad or Timbuktu and your marriage is recognized as valid there, you are deemed to be a married person anywhere in the world, and that includes the US. You put "married" on the I-130. (besides, how could you file an I-130 for your "husband" if you are not considered to be married?)
You ARE married and you really NEED to hire an attorney to help you with the process. Most of us offer FREE consultations for marriage-based cases.
Ismail T. Shahtakhtinski, Esq.
I.S. Law Firm, PLLC
1199 N Fairfax Street, Suite 702
Alexandria, VA 22314
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