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I have seen some confusing information about previous marriage certificates being needed at the interview. I wanted to hear from someone who has interviewed in London. On the embassy website it says for married applicants to bring marriage certificates, but I had assumed that was for spousal visas. The divorce certificate listed the date of the previous marriage, the termination of the marriage and I have a court order stating my name change back to my maiden name. My UK fiance has never been married. We sent copies of all of these documents with the original I-129 F petition. So..... do I need my marriage certificate from my terminated marriage for the interview? Thanks for any help!

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I have seen some confusing information about previous marriage certificates being needed at the interview. I wanted to hear from someone who has interviewed in London. On the embassy website it says for married applicants to bring marriage certificates, but I had assumed that was for spousal visas. The divorce certificate listed the date of the previous marriage, the termination of the marriage and I have a court order stating my name change back to my maiden name. My UK fiance has never been married. We sent copies of all of these documents with the original I-129 F petition. So..... do I need my marriage certificate from my terminated marriage for the interview? Thanks for any help!

No, you don't. I know the confusing part you're talking about. We got one and they didn't ask for it. The London website has changed many times since then, but at one point the list of documents said "marriage certificate-if married."


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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You do if the UKC was previously married. Remember the Embassy portion is the beneficiary applying for a visa. All the petitioner needs to supply is proof that they still intend to marry the applicant and the I-134 paperwork.

However, get used to having to supply copies of stuff you've already sent and then bringing originals with copies to interviews.

I think the USCIS has shares in trees, tbh.


Timeline Summary:

K-1/K-2 NOA1 - POE: 9 February - 9 July 2010

Married: 17 July 2010

AOS mailed - Interview : 22 November 2010 - 10 March 2011

ROC mailed - approved: 14 February - 18 June 2013

Citizenship mailed - ceremony: 9 February - 7 June 2017

 

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You do if the UKC was previously married. Remember the Embassy portion is the beneficiary applying for a visa. All the petitioner needs to supply is proof that they still intend to marry the applicant and the I-134 paperwork.

However, get used to having to supply copies of stuff you've already sent and then bringing originals with copies to interviews.

I think the USCIS has shares in trees, tbh.

Sundrop--Did they specifically ask you for your first marriage certificate? They only wanted to see Nick's(UK) divorce decree. He asked about the original marriage certificate and Window 1 lady said "No".


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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The Embassy's website clearly indicates that only the current marriage certificate plus past divorce documents are required. However, if you happen to have the old marriage certificate then your fiance could take it along just in case. If someone can say that they had to show a past certificate, for a reason that was not unique, then you would have to decide if it was worth trying to obtain your old certificate.

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