If my marriage lasted less than a year can Imarry anotherUS citizen?

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If my marriage lasted less than a year can Imarry anotherUS citizen?

I came to this country legally and married a US citizen. I had work papers. The marriage failed before a year and we got divorced. She then called immigration and told them we were no longer married and stopped the paperwork. Now I am here illegally. I would like to know if I can legally marry again? Also, is it is possible for me to obtain working papers again?

Asked on November 10, 2011 under Immigration Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

SB, Member, California / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you can get married again and if you marry a US citizen, your US citizen spouse can petition for you and you can start the process all over again.  However, please keep in mind that if you were reported to the USCIS before as possibly being married for immigration purposes only, you may have a higher hurdle to overcome in proving that your new marriage is bona fide.  If it is then you should just be prepared to submit much stronger and more evidence to show that the new marriage is bona fide.


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