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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam

I am pretty sure I know the answer to this question but I hope I am wrong. :)

We're in the process of filing our K1. Lan's interview is scheduled for March 29 at the consulate

in Ho Chi Minh city. In 2005 we had our engagement and wedding ceremonies in Vietnam.

The wedding ceremony was just a ceremony, not a legal wedding (ie no official documentation

was generated).

Any chance I can file "married" when I file my income taxes for 2005? You could argue that are married

even though it is not official yet. At the least she could be considered a dependent, right?

I realize this might be a stretch but I'll be kicking myself if I find out I missed out on a way to save

on my taxes (so I have to ask)!

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thats a tough one...dont they need to legally married to you by 31st dec 2005 to claim her as your wife...

we did the same thing years ago but robbie has never claimed me theory being im not legally his wife...

you might have to contact the irs on this one....

good luck

take care



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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt

If you file as married, you're shooting yourself in the foot. K-1 is only for fiances, and I've heard tale that if the gov catches a wiff that you might be "married" legally or not, you won't be able to have your SO come here on a K-1. Also, I believe "married" per taxes must be legally. Gay couples who may be ceremonially married cannot file as married, and even though married legally by the state face a conundrum when filing federal taxes, since the federal government does view their marriage as legally binding.

I don't believe she's your dependant either. Of course, I'm not a tax professions. I would search the IRS website for more info.

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Filed: Country: Vietnam

I don't think so. If you're looking for a deduction just say you donated a bunch of money for Katrina.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia

She's definitely not a dependent -- she's not even related to you (yet).

Don't file as married! You are obviously NOT married, and you may get yourself in trouble both with IRS (misrepresentation) and USCIS (how do you get a K1 approved, if you've indicated you're married?).

Saving some money on taxes is not worth it in your situation.

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