Ok here is the deal 8 years ago I tota messed up and married a girlfriend in Vegas for fun we broke up never took the marriage serious .. Now I'm married to a U.S. citizen that's triying to help me fix my status and I'm scared that the previous marriage in Vegas could pop a red flag in my background check with uscis .. I know that the marriage licence from Vegas has my maidens name not my last the clerk messed up.. Plzz help
USCIS finds everything so I'd expect they would find this Vegas marriage you had. If there is an actual marriage license with your name on it (in other words, you made it legal versus just going through the chapel ceremony for fun), your current marriage would likely be considered bigamous and, thus, invalid. If you're counting on your current US citizen spouse to help you with your status, you might not be able to do that since there is no valid current marriage to speak of. For example, if your US Citizen spouse is trying to do a form I-130 for you, they won't be able to because you and they are possibly not spouses.
My 2 cents based on what you described. Hopefully I am wrong.
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If the marriage was valid in Las Vegas it is a valid marriage and your current marriage is not.
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I would contact a family law attorney in Vegas ASAP and try to work on that for you. Im not sure of the law in Nevada, but you might be able to annul and definitely divorce. Contact a local attorney there ASAP, because it can cause serious immigration problems.
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