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Would like some feedback from people who have done this form and been to the Consulate interview.

Form DS-156, Question 17: Marital status=Divorced (got that okay)

Question 18: Spouse's Full Name (Even if divorced or separated. Include maiden name.)

I've researched other sites and found some who say, put NONE if a K1 visa. But why would it bother to say "even if divorced or separated" if they didn't want the name.

Anybody here who actually did or did not list the ex-spouse on this form? What were your results (especially those in London)?

Thanks!


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Would like some feedback from people who have done this form and been to the Consulate interview.

Form DS-156, Question 17: Marital status=Divorced (got that okay)

Question 18: Spouse's Full Name (Even if divorced or separated. Include maiden name.)

I've researched other sites and found some who say, put NONE if a K1 visa. But why would it bother to say "even if divorced or separated" if they didn't want the name.

Anybody here who actually did or did not list the ex-spouse on this form? What were your results (especially those in London)?

Thanks!

The example on VJ has "None" listed, but it also shows Single/Never-Married checked for question 17. Obviously if you didn't select Single (never married) for question 17, you would need to list someone in question 18 and their DOB in question 19. :thumbs:

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Would like some feedback from people who have done this form and been to the Consulate interview.

Form DS-156, Question 17: Marital status=Divorced (got that okay)

Question 18: Spouse's Full Name (Even if divorced or separated. Include maiden name.)

I've researched other sites and found some who say, put NONE if a K1 visa. But why would it bother to say "even if divorced or separated" if they didn't want the name.

Anybody here who actually did or did not list the ex-spouse on this form? What were your results (especially those in London)?

Thanks!

Nick, if I understand what you're saying correctly, the other sites were not saying to not list your ex-spouse, what they are saying is that if you do not have an ex-spouse, write "NONE," do not just leave the space blank. In other words, specify that you have not been married and do not leave the space on the form blank. Sorry can't help with the rest.

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Would like some feedback from people who have done this form and been to the Consulate interview.

Form DS-156, Question 17: Marital status=Divorced (got that okay)

Question 18: Spouse's Full Name (Even if divorced or separated. Include maiden name.)

I've researched other sites and found some who say, put NONE if a K1 visa. But why would it bother to say "even if divorced or separated" if they didn't want the name.

Anybody here who actually did or did not list the ex-spouse on this form? What were your results (especially those in London)?

Thanks!

If you are filling the form out for your finace'(e), then put your finace'(e)'s ex-spouse's name on q.17 LAST name in all caps, followed by first name and middle initial (fist letter capitalized).

If you are filling the form out for yourself, put YOUR ex-spouse's name in same format (LAST NAME, First name)

If there is none, then state "None".


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Thanks for the comments.

It definitely seems like they want the ex-spouse's name on question 18. But there are other forms where the it says "Spouses Name" and you are to put "NONE" since you have to be single to apply for the Fiance Visa. My fiance couldn't find anywhere here on VJ that anyone asked that question before so he googled it. The website ***removed*** has a whole page discussing the DS-156, question by question.

***removed*** said:

"If you are married, divorced or separated, write spouse name even if spouse is not going to be traveling with you or not applying for visa. Include maiden name also.

K1/K2 visa: Must write 'None' here."

So that's why my fiance was questioning whether to list the name or not. He does tend to over-analyze ever single instruction and tick box and blank. Government forms tend to be "one-size fits all", so they aren't always an exact fit for a specific visa or country and that just winds him up. Oh well, I'll tell him VJ votes....list her name.

Here's the link--

http://www.***removed***/visas/ds156.html

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England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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