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Question about divorce / engagement.

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A quick question,

My fiance and I met in person in July, we had been talking (and dating for most of the time) for a year prior to this. She was married, however. I became aware of this a bit after we met, she didnt know how to talk to me about it at the time. They lived separately and were not a true married couple, but for various reasons she had not divorced. After meeting in person and verifying that we really got along the way we anticipated, and having proposed, she immediately filed the divorce and is now legally able to marry. 

My question, however, is whether the fact we were dating (online), and engaged, prior to her actual divorce, is an issue? Shes completely legally able to marry now, but I am wondering if that will cause any red flags, how we should approach it etc. Will we possibly just have to explain it during the interview? Does it make a difference for the i-129F process, as long as shes legally able to marry now and has the certificate proving it (Which we do.)

I tried finding an exact answer on this, but I was unable to. Thank you very, very much again for your time and help, everyone.

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It will not cause a problem with the petition - all that the petition requires is that you are both free to marry at the time of filing. 

 

It may be asked at the embassy interview, depending on the location. I was still legally married when I met my husband. It wasn’t an issue for the London embassy. 


 

 

 

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