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Hello,

 

I became a US citizen about a month ago. I still have my original Ukrainian citizenship as well. It takes about a year and a half to renounce a Ukrainian citizenship. I am getting married to my Ukrainian fiancé in about a month. Everything is paid for, so rescheduling the wedding is not an option. Our problem is that the Ukrainian government will not allow me to use my US passport to get a marriage certificate, but only my Ukrainian passport do to the fact that I am still a citizen of Ukraine.  

 

My question is:

Will a marriage certificate, that states that my wife is married to me as a Ukrainian citizen, be accepted when filing for a K-3 visa? 

What are my options? 

Thanks

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1 hour ago, Eddietsy said:

Hello,

 

I became a US citizen about a month ago. I still have my original Ukrainian citizenship as well. It takes about a year and a half to renounce a Ukrainian citizenship. I am getting married to my Ukrainian fiancé in about a month. Everything is paid for, so rescheduling the wedding is not an option. Our problem is that the Ukrainian government will not allow me to use my US passport to get a marriage certificate, but only my Ukrainian passport do to the fact that I am still a citizen of Ukraine.  

 

My question is:

Will a marriage certificate, that states that my wife is married to me as a Ukrainian citizen, be accepted when filing for a K-3 visa? 

What are my options? 

Thanks

The K-3 is pretty much non-existent nowadays. You would file an I-130 for your spouse. Your spouse would wait abroad and then I believe at the NVC stage you file for adjustment. If I am wrong someone please correct. I’m not sure about whether or not it will be an issue if the marriage certificate says that you are a Ukrainian Citizen. 


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9 hours ago, Eddietsy said:

when filing for a K-3 visa?

You will simply file the I-130 and translated copy of the marriage certificate.   You will get a Cr1 typically in 12 to 14 months.


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Using your Ukraine citizenship on the marriage certificate/license would only be an issue if the name is different.  You would then simply document the name change as part of your I-130 package.  No name difference, no issue at all.


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