I've added the topic for your question to include income tax. It is actually a tax question not immigration. The issue is whether you can file married jointly (or married filed separately) on your 1040 even though she is currently abroad. The question I am sure can be answered by a tax attorney or a CPA.
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If you are married, you have two filing optioins = married filing joint, or married filing separate. Filing single is not an option.
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You should file jointly or married filing separate; single is not an option.
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