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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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I am divorced and I will send the copy of my divorce decree to prove that my marriage ended. My fiancé was never married. Do we need any proof to show that she was never married? It looks like you have to prove everything. But I did not see this in the required documents. Did you guys send any proof that somebody was never married? If yes then what was it? Thanks for your help!!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I am divorced and I will send the copy of my divorce decree to prove that my marriage ended. My fiancé was never married. Do we need any proof to show that she was never married? It looks like you have to prove everything. But I did not see this in the required documents. Did you guys send any proof that somebody was never married? If yes then what was it? Thanks for your help!!!

A person who has never married does not need to provide anything in that regard for the petition process


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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There is no such thing as a proof of being single. I'm sure someone will sell you a certficate though.


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I am divorced and I will send the copy of my divorce decree to prove that my marriage ended. My fiancé was never married. Do we need any proof to show that she was never married? It looks like you have to prove everything. But I did not see this in the required documents. Did you guys send any proof that somebody was never married? If yes then what was it? Thanks for your help!!!

you need to send a copy of your divorce decree, but your fiance needs nothing to prove. I have never been married and I didn't send any documents.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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There is no such thing as a proof of being single. I'm sure someone will sell you a certficate though.

There is in some countries. In the Philippines, for example, it's called a "Certificate of No Marriage", or CENOMAR. Odds are that if such a certificate is available in the beneficiary's country, then the US consulate in that country will require it.


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There is no such thing as a proof of being single. I'm sure someone will sell you a certficate though.

There is in some countries. In the Philippines, for example, it's called a "Certificate of No Marriage", or CENOMAR. Odds are that if such a certificate is available in the beneficiary's country, then the US consulate in that country will require it.

I never knew of any certificate like that... am learning.

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There is no such thing as a proof of being single. I'm sure someone will sell you a certficate though.

There is in some countries. In the Philippines, for example, it's called a "Certificate of No Marriage", or CENOMAR. Odds are that if such a certificate is available in the beneficiary's country, then the US consulate in that country will require it.

I never knew of any certificate like that... am learning.

Similar things exist in the US. For example, for a foreigner to get married in Vietnam they have to provide a document from their own government attesting to the single status of the foreigner. If the foreigner is from the US, then they have to obtain a certified statement from the registrar of marriage documents (often the state board of vital statistics) in the state where they reside attesting that the US citizen hasn't been issued a marriage license in the previous two years. The statement must have been issued within the previous three months. What's more, the document has to be validated by the Secretary of State for the state of residence - a process known as an apostille certification. And that's one of the EASY things a foreigner has to do to marry there. By comparison, getting married in the US is a cakewalk!


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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There is no such thing as a proof of being single. I'm sure someone will sell you a certficate though.

There is in some countries. In the Philippines, for example, it's called a "Certificate of No Marriage", or CENOMAR. Odds are that if such a certificate is available in the beneficiary's country, then the US consulate in that country will require it.

The CENOMAR is used only by the consulate in Manila... in Ukraine, the mariatal status is indicated in the "propiska" which will prossibly be presented at the interview in Kiev.

For USCIS purposes, a certificate of "no previous marriages" is not required.


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There is no such thing as a proof of being single. I'm sure someone will sell you a certficate though.

There is in some countries. In the Philippines, for example, it's called a "Certificate of No Marriage", or CENOMAR. Odds are that if such a certificate is available in the beneficiary's country, then the US consulate in that country will require it.

The CENOMAR is used only by the consulate in Manila... in Ukraine, the mariatal status is indicated in the "propiska" which will prossibly be presented at the interview in Kiev.

For USCIS purposes, a certificate of "no previous marriages" is not required.

"CENOMAR" is a term common to the PI but there are a number of countries including China that have a federal registry of marriages. In any country that has such a registry, the US Consulate requires one at interview time. No such certification is ever required at the petition stage. In China it's called a "certificate of single status" but it serves the exact purpose being discussed here.

There is no actual US equivalent because the States, not the Federal government, register marriages. There are possible procedures to go through to satisfy the foreign government before the USC is allowed to marry but they only suffice, not equal a CENOMAR or Certificate of Single Status.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
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I am divorced and I will send the copy of my divorce decree to prove that my marriage ended. My fiancé was never married. Do we need any proof to show that she was never married? It looks like you have to prove everything. But I did not see this in the required documents. Did you guys send any proof that somebody was never married? If yes then what was it? Thanks for your help!!!

Not for USCIS and not for the Ukraine consulate. You will see this mentioned in other countries (Phillipines) but it is not needed for Ukraine.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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my fiancee was divorced too he sent the copies to me while i am single but during my interview @ manila embassy i still showed them the proof that i am single its called CENOMAR (certification of No Marriage) i dont know how they do it in ur country or the country of ur fiancee.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Finland
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There is no such thing as a proof of being single. I'm sure someone will sell you a certficate though.

There is in some countries. In the Philippines, for example, it's called a "Certificate of No Marriage", or CENOMAR. Odds are that if such a certificate is available in the beneficiary's country, then the US consulate in that country will require it.

I never knew of any certificate like that... am learning.

Similar things exist in the US. For example, for a foreigner to get married in Vietnam they have to provide a document from their own government attesting to the single status of the foreigner. If the foreigner is from the US, then they have to obtain a certified statement from the registrar of marriage documents (often the state board of vital statistics) in the state where they reside attesting that the US citizen hasn't been issued a marriage license in the previous two years. The statement must have been issued within the previous three months. What's more, the document has to be validated by the Secretary of State for the state of residence - a process known as an apostille certification. And that's one of the EASY things a foreigner has to do to marry there. By comparison, getting married in the US is a cakewalk!

I had to do that to the apostille cert. to get married in Finland (because I was divorced).


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1988-1998: Wrote "snail mail" letters/sent Xmas cards, but lived our separate lives. I married someone else, divorced in 2006...he lived with someone for years and then that ended.

10/08: Because of a series of random life events, I Googled my Finn Man and found him (but no link to his email, and the website his name was on was in Estonian so I couldn't even read it!). It took me two weeks to find a link to someone else, who forwarded my email to him (we were both single at the time thankfully!!!!). The email went to his spam folder but he happened to check it that day and responded back to me immediately! This was after 10 years of no contact and almost 21 years of not seeing each other after we first met.

11/08-5/09: We traveled back and forth to visit each other. Love at first (second?) sight!

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There is no such thing as a proof of being single. I'm sure someone will sell you a certficate though.

There is in some countries. In the Philippines, for example, it's called a "Certificate of No Marriage", or CENOMAR. Odds are that if such a certificate is available in the beneficiary's country, then the US consulate in that country will require it.

Jim, the document is also available in VN upon request. Hien got one just in case from the cong an in her village but it was not requested by the consulate so we did not provide it. It certified that she was single and her status was "never married."

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There is no such thing as a proof of being single. I'm sure someone will sell you a certficate though.

Absolutely correct :lol: Vika got a certificate proving she was single (the person translating her documents for the interview packet recommended it) from a government notary. It wasn't needed, and no one ever asked for it. The cost was 60 hrvna, and she still has both copies at home.


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