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Cousin Marriage outside of United states and applying for I-130 in the state of Indiana

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Married my First cousin in the state of Indiana, Later realized that the marriage is not legal. Had it voided, as it never happened.

I was advised by an attorney to marry her in your country where its legal and then apply for the visa, now that we are married, the lawyer advises me its best to move out of Indiana and reside in a state where the cousin Marriage is legal.

I can't afford to move. I have a house and a decent job here. Is it safe to just go ahead and apply anyways in Indiana?

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Married my First cousin in the state of Indiana, Later realized that the marriage is not legal. Had it voided, as it never happened.

I was advised by an attorney to marry her in your country where its legal and then apply for the visa, now that we are married, the lawyer advises me its best to move out of Indiana and reside in a state where the cousin Marriage is legal.

I can't afford to move. I have a house and a decent job here. Is it safe to just go ahead and apply anyways in Indiana?

So I am not sure what country you are from, but I will tell you with complete confidence that in many counties this is the norm, and being cousins would never come up at the interview. I know of many many Pakistanis for example in cousin marriages with absolutely zero issues with immigration.

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So I am not sure what country you are from, but I will tell you with complete confidence that in many counties this is the norm, and being cousins would never come up at the interview. I know of many many Pakistanis for example in cousin marriages with absolutely zero issues with immigration.

I am from Pakistan and yeah Cousin marriage is a norm there and don't see a reason why immigration would have any doubt for it. Its just the whole situation is messed up with the whole marriage deal we did in America and should've known better and now the marriage looks like a beneficial marriage rather then a Bona fide, on top of that we are trying to redo this in the state where marriage was already voided.

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Regardless if others got away with it or if it never came up for others, technically you need to intend to live in a state where cousin marriage is legal.

For the record, I don't agree with cousin marriage being illegal in some states. I had a set of great-grandparents who were second cousins, I have nothing against it and I understand it's a cultural practice in many countries.

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