I got married but i dint change my marital status frm single to married nd got immigration visa.Nw i want to cal my wife.can i?

Asked about 1 year ago - San Diego, CA

i got married in august 2012 but i dint register my marriage nor i changed my marital status.And i got immigration.My wife was divorced before marrying to me she also dint change her status as i dint register my marriage legally.Meanwhile she gave interview for f1 and got rejection.Now i want to register my Marriage and change my marital
status.will it be stated as fraud?or is it ok???

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . Failure to mention your marriage could definitely be construed as intentional fraud. Seek to meet with an immigration attorney in private.

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  2. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . I agree with my colleague. More information is needed. It is unclear why neither your wife nor you indicated your marital status. You may face difficulty petitioning for your spouse to receive permanent residence. I would encourage you to schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney.

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  3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

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    Answered . You need to discuss your facts with a practicing immigration attorney. I have seen some prior cases before when people had trouble explaining why they did not disclose their marriage at the time of adjustment. You need a good counsel.

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  4. Stephen D. Berman

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    Answered . It depends on the country, in some countries, the marriage is not legal until registered, and in others it is legal.

    The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an... more

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