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question 18 of DS-156 asks for "Spouse's full name (even if divorced or separated. Include Maiden name" Does this question refer to current spouse and therefore is not applicable to K1 applicants? Nigel has been married before, so does he put his ex-wife in there? She's not his spouse, but why would it ask 'even if divorced or separated"?

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Even if you are filing for K-1 visa you need to put something in this box. Is beneficiary divorced, widowed, seperated? Instructions seem to want to know what beneficiary status currently is. If it does not apply (you are single never married) put N/A in box.

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question 18 of DS-156 asks for "Spouse's full name (even if divorced or separated. Include Maiden name" Does this question refer to current spouse and therefore is not applicable to K1 applicants? Nigel has been married before, so does he put his ex-wife in there? She's not his spouse, but why would it ask 'even if divorced or separated"?

"Even if divorced or separated"

Yes, he lists his ex wife. DS 156 is used for a lot of visas not just the I-129f. Answer all the questions.


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I remember puzzling over this very question. If you're divorced, then you don't have a wife. They could have put Spouse, current or former or something more clear. Maybe "if ever married, list spouse's full name". Anyway he listed his former wife on the form and nobody complained.


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question 18 of DS-156 asks for "Spouse's full name (even if divorced or separated. Include Maiden name" Does this question refer to current spouse and therefore is not applicable to K1 applicants? Nigel has been married before, so does he put his ex-wife in there? She's not his spouse, but why would it ask 'even if divorced or separated"?

My recommendation is to enter "none" for spouse if you are not currently married. It's also how the VJ example DS156 is completed for a K1 visa. Date of birth for spouse then becomes N/A. Not saying entering the former spouse's name will cause a problem, just that "NONE" is more correct. The form is multiple use, so spouse doesn't apply when using it for a fiance visa.


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My recommendation is to enter "none" for spouse if you are not currently married. It's also how the VJ example DS156 is completed for a K1 visa. Date of birth for spouse then becomes N/A. Not saying entering the former spouse's name will cause a problem, just that "NONE" is more correct. The form is multiple use, so spouse doesn't apply when using it for a fiance visa.

I respectfully disagree.

You select your marital status and the options of interest to the OP are "Single (never married)" or "divorced". The OP is divorced. Therefore when you proceed to the next question in the line where is says "Spouse (even if divorced or separated)" you obviously put in your exes details. I assume the reason for this is to link files (if there are any).

The "most correct" answer would be to answer the question correctly and honestly. Failing to write their exes name in there wouldn't be correct or honest because the question specifically asks for it.

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I respectfully disagree.

You select your marital status and the options of interest to the OP are "Single (never married)" or "divorced". The OP is divorced. Therefore when you proceed to the next question in the line where is says "Spouse (even if divorced or separated)" you obviously put in your exes details. I assume the reason for this is to link files (if there are any).

The "most correct" answer would be to answer the question correctly and honestly. Failing to write their exes name in there wouldn't be correct or honest because the question specifically asks for it.

Your respectful disagreement is noted. Please not same from me. I'm sure the Captain's disagreement with you is also respectful. (Example forms)


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Your respectful disagreement is noted. Please not same from me. I'm sure the Captain's disagreement with you is also respectful. (Example forms)

The example form here: http://www.visajourney.com/examples/Form-DS-156.pdf says "None" for prior spouse BUT it also has the marital status as "single (NEVER MARRIED)" therefore that would be the correct answer. The OP is DIVORCED therefore their former spouses details WOULD go there (you know, where it says "Spouses details (even if divorced/separated). If the example form said "Divorced" and THEN wrote "none" then I would report the form for being incorrect (which they are from time to time).

If that's not what you're talking about, please direct me to where "the Captain" disagreed with me.

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The example form here: http://www.visajourn...Form-DS-156.pdf says "None" for prior spouse BUT it also has the marital status as "single (NEVER MARRIED)" therefore that would be the correct answer. The OP is DIVORCED therefore their former spouses details WOULD go there (you know, where it says "Spouses details (even if divorced/separated). If the example form said "Divorced" and THEN wrote "none" then I would report the form for being incorrect (which they are from time to time).

If that's not what you're talking about, please direct me to where "the Captain" disagreed with me.

That's the example form and I see your point and disagree anyway.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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This is the place to post your experiences or questions related to this last step before moving to the US. Topics relating to I-134's, packets sent from consulate and medical & police certificates should be posted here.


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