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I obtained my green card through marriage to a US Citizen, we have been married for 8 years and divorced 1 year after I obtained my green card. It took forever to get my green card because he didn't pay taxes so we were missing that document to file for my green card. Now we have been divorced for a couple years and I got re-married to a non-US Citizen.

I applied for Naturalization but what can I expect from the interview knowing that my situation is a bit unusual. My former US Citizen husband has also been abusive towards me and I have evidence of that abuse and improper behavior which ultimately led to divorce.

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15 minutes ago, Polis said:

I obtained my green card through marriage to a US Citizen, we have been married for 8 years and divorced 1 year after I obtained my green card. It took forever to get my green card because he didn't pay taxes so we were missing that document to file for my green card. Now we have been divorced for a couple years and I got re-married to a non-US Citizen.

I applied for Naturalization but what can I expect from the interview knowing that my situation is a bit unusual. My former US Citizen husband has also been abusive towards me and I have evidence of that abuse and improper behavior which ultimately led to divorce.

the 5 year rule does not involve you marriage, since it is under the residency. They may ask, but that is unlikely. Have your divorce decree ready for the interview, but it's not usually a requirement for the 5 year interview. As long as you fulfillthe 30 months of residency in the US, you should be ok


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31 minutes ago, Polis said:

Now we have been divorced for a couple years and I got re-married to a non-US Citizen.

Normally since you’re filing based on residency it should not really have anything or much to do with your former spouse although you’ll be asked your marriage status.

 

However you have remarried a non citizen, and you divorced not long after adjusting status so you could get grilled about the bonafides of the marriage by which you adjusted status.

 

Review the previous forms you filled for adjusting status just to make sure you have all your ducks in a row. I mean realistically if your previous marriage was legit, you have little to worry about. How the marriage ended is not really important, so far as it was entered genuinely.

 

PS: Will you be petitioning for your new noncitizen spouse at some point?

 

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Hi there I have naturalized under the 5 year rule. Like you, I obtained my Green Card through marriage to a US citizen, divorced and remarried a foreigner. 

 

Will you have to petition your new non-citizen spouse? I had to and we recently received his Green Card. 

 

When I had my naturalization interview I was already remarried and I told them straight up that I will petition him once I'm naturalized. The officer wanted to know my story and I told her everything. 

 

Let us know if you have any questions. 


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5 minutes ago, little immigrant said:

Will you have to petition your new non-citizen spouse? I had to and we recently received his Green Card. 

 

Thank you for sharing your story. There is a chance we do petition for his adjustment of status as he is currently under another type of VISA, it will be up to him to decide if we stay in the US or eventually go back to his home country.

Yes, my previous marriage was actually legit, and lasted 8 years so, I plan on being totally honest about everything but it might get lengthy if the officer wants to hear the whole story. Even though we divorced 1 year after I got my green card, I got a permanent one and not a conditional one since the officer saw that we were married for many years and that my adjustment of status took a long time because of my ex-husband actually. 

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they will ask you about reason of divorce , since you got GC through marriage (not dv-lottery ) bring your divorce decree and explain the reason , you should be all set ,

friend of mine had same experience  and he got his  approved  after 2 weeks .

good luck 

 

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I had the exact same situation as yours.   A week ago I had my naturalization interview and I passed.   The officer never asked me about my divorce or previous marriage and didn't even asked me  about the divorce decree, so youll be fine.  

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On 1/20/2019 at 5:46 PM, jhon30 said:

they will ask you about reason of divorce , since you got GC through marriage (not dv-lottery ) bring your divorce decree and explain the reason , you should be all set ,

friend of mine had same experience  and he got his  approved  after 2 weeks .

good luck 

 

I can definitely mention the reason of the divorce and share any documentation explaining it. I hoard any kind of doc, so hopefully it will help.

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as long as you have all the documents, like the marriage and the divorce certificates and and applying based on residency, then you have nothing to worry about.


I-751 #1 - March 2015 (Jointly filed)

April 2015: Bio-metrics completed

11/30/2018 Interview Notice for 01/07/2019

01/07/2019: Withdrawn at the interview due to divorce and another 751 filed after the divorce and switched to the waiver case

 

I-751 #2 - March 2017 (Waiver)

April 2017: Bio-metrics completed

01/07/2019: Interview

01/14/2019: Approval Notification via Email

 

N-400 Feb 2016( Pending)(3-year Rule) 

February 2016: N-400 filed with the 3 year rule.

February 2016: Bio-metrics completed

04/29/2016: Interview Notice in the mail For 06/08/2016

06/01/2016: Interview was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances (probably cause the 751 was still pending)

01/16/2019: Case changed online again to interview was scheduled for 03/06/2019

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