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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China

Were you married in 2010? If so, then filing single will likely be a problem in the eyes of a CO. I have seen posts from people who filed single even though they were married and their spouse was denied a visa.

What country is your wife from?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico

Two separate issues:

1) You can amend the return for the IRS within three years with absolutely no problems at all.

2) Some consulates think it is a big deal and others don't, but since we don't know where you are, no comment.

Read IRS doucument 519--it tells you all the options for a non resident alien.


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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Colombia

if you are married the why did you file as single, it should have been married fileng single, not jointy.you can get your tax amended, have it changed if you have the time, before the interview, maybe, you could have gotten a iten number for your wife to use to file your income taxes jointy, the iten number is a tem ss number to use. then when she gets her social security card, she notify the IRS that she has the ss card, and that you no longer need the iten number any longer, and get a confirm letter from the irs,it could be a problem at the interview, relationship, good luck hope it all works good for you.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

You would get an ITIN number for her since she does not have a SS number.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico

READ IRS DOCUMENT 519--it has all the answers--the advice you are getting here is mixed--ITIN is for aliens living in the US--usually illegally--doesn't help in your situation.

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Colombia

to magical, not true, the w-7 form is for your spouse living over seas, that don't have a socaial security, if you need to file your income married you are in the us she is in another country, she needs a number to filr along with you ss number on the 1040,if she don't have one she can get it www,irs.gow it has to be signed by both of you, a cpoy of your us passport, a copy of your marriagecertificate, have it nortized, i know because i did it it worked for my wife in colombia,we filed joint got a better refund.you can call this number 1-800-9982 for assistance the department that handles the w-7 itin, austin tx,

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London is pretty easy on their interviews so probably won't be a big deal to them.

Your filing status as a married man should have been Married Filing Separately. Your taxes will be higher with that category by the way.

And a FYI, people with spouses who have never even set foot in the US file jointly with those foreign spouses. It's bit complicated. The procedure is to complete the tax return, leaving the SSN or ITIN blank. Write the statement described on page 10 of Pub. 519 electing for the foreign spouse to be treated as a resident alien for tax purposes for 2010. Report the foreign income, but exclude it with Form 2555. Also fill out the ITIN application with supporting documents about the foreign spouse.

Then mail all of that as a paper return to

Internal Revenue Service

ITIN Operations

P.O. Box 149342

Austin, TX 78714-9342

This is a special dept and not where you would mail your normal return. They will process the ITIN, add it to the return, then process the return.

It will likely be the best tax scenario as far as taxes owed/refunded as the case may be.

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Filed: Country: China

How can this be, since i did not has her social security number, that is why i filed as single, can i fix it,

please advise it got me worried

You should still have filed married and separate. You don't need her SSN for this. In fact you should file married and separate and include her name on it. I would get an ammended return off right away. Depending on what country she is interviewing, this can be an automatic denial.

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