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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Venezuela
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I became a US citizen under the 3 year rules last year. I got divorce right after the ceremony and now I have a new partner which I want to married and help him with the green card. 

 

Do you think we are going to have any issue with USCIS when we go to the interview? 

 

My previous marriage was legitimate and we spent 5 years married. 

 

I just want to know if it doesn't look bad that I became a US citizen and a few months after we ended getting divorce.

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25 minutes ago, Vzla90 said:

I became a US citizen under the 3 year rules last year. I got divorce right after the ceremony and now I have a new partner which I want to married and help him with the green card. 

 

Do you think we are going to have any issue with USCIS when we go to the interview? 

 

My previous marriage was legitimate and we spent 5 years married. 

 

I just want to know if it doesn't look bad that I became a US citizen and a few months after we ended getting divorce.

[Edit: had questions but I saw you say you became a citizen last year. Where is your partner from and have you met in person yet?]

 

Given this is a new relationship, yeah it's gonna look suspicious to the agency. If you have not even met him in person, that's not good either. 

Edited by mushroomspore

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Venezuela
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1 minute ago, mushroomspore said:

What exactly did you become a citizen?

When did you start seeing your new partner?/How long have you been with your new partner?

Where is your partner from and does he have any prior issues with entry into the US?

Have you met and interacted with your partner in person?

 

Given this is a new relationship, yeah it's gonna look suspicious to the agency. If you have not even met him in person, that's not good either. If you give us more info, we can advise better. 

-I got married in 2015

-I got my first GC in may 2016

-I became a US citizen last year (2019)  in september.

-We filed for divorce in april 2020. The divorces hasn't been finalized yet. The trial is in january 2021.

 

NEW PARTNER:

-I know him since last year (2019) but we started dating at the beginning of 2020. 

-My partner lives with me here in Boston. 

-He is under an F1 visa but we are planning to get married next year around summer time.

 

I am just worried if USCIS think that I tried to do something wrong to become a US citizen when it comes the time for the interview and they start asking me about my prior marriage. 

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Don´t expect it to be easy - especially if you are getting married and he would adjusting


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Russia
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**Moved from IR-1 / CR-1 Spouse Visa Process & Procedures to Adjustment of Status from Work, Student, & Tourist Visas; OP's question relates to AOS from F-1 visa**

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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Immigration is well aware that after getting the green card ,  you can divorce and do a waiver to stay / just citizenship takes longer 

and i agree with all above you are moving too fast on a new relationship

That being said,   the AOS will be more about him 

i would expect it to be  a difficult time especially if he has to leave for the new EO on F1 visas and his institution  goes online for study 

Has he looked into this to see if he can stay? remember if he has to leave per the EO, for this semester, and  your divorce is not final till next January,  you will not be able to marry before he has to leave

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1 hour ago, JeanneAdil said:

 

i would expect it to be  a difficult time especially if he has to leave for the new EO on F1 visas and his institution  goes online for study 

Has he looked into this to see if he can stay? remember if he has to leave per the EO, for this semester, and  your divorce is not final till next January,  you will not be able to marry before he has to leave

I think you missed an update, those on F1 already in the US no longer need to leave if everything goes online.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/us/coronavirus-international-foreign-student-visas.html

 

 

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Filed: Other Country: China
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Very important to know the country of origin of the new partner.  What is it?  Did you know him BEFORE, you came to the USA.  All facts and circumstances are relevant here.

 

Filed for divorce in April, 2019 but began dating your new partner "at the beginning of 2019".  How that looks to most people is how it will look to USCIS.

 

However, that timeline may not ever become an issue unless specifically asked for during the interview.  It is NOT asked about on any forms.  On the forms, you will have filed for divorce about a year before you marry the new partner.  Expect the totality of circumstances surrounding all involved parties to be considered in the ultimate decision.  What looks bad looks bad, but looking bad or not is not what's most important.
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Doesnt someone have to wait until the 5 year mark to petition another spouse if their initial green card was through a spouse? Or is that nil now that the OP is a USC?


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Filed: Other Country: China
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2 hours ago, NikLR said:

Doesnt someone have to wait until the 5 year mark to petition another spouse if their initial green card was through a spouse? Or is that nil now that the OP is a USC?

Even so, they can't marry until the divorce is final in January of 2021.  By May, the five years would be up, so not much longer to wait than they will already be waiting.

 


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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15 hours ago, CDN(ON)-USA(VT) said:

 

if I were your partner, I would be asking myself why I was in a relationship with someone seeking a relationship while married. 
 

 

Get over it, the relationship is over and the papers are already filed, there's nothing abnormal about this in American life, aside from the immigration part.

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