Q: N 400 Naturalization Interview
Hello, I recently got married in February 2021 In india but I was unable to register the marriage with Indian govt. due to office closures(Covid) . I am a GC holder and had filed my N400 naturalization in dec 2019 when I was single. I have my interrview date in April 2nd week. My wife is in India and I have not filed any paperwork for her yet to visit US.
what should I tell at the interview about my current marital status as I do not have a marraige certificate? Will this delay my process?
Or Should I say I am single to avoid any complications?
Will it cause any problems in future while filing for my wife?
A: You should confirm whether your marriage in India is a valid marriage. You can contact an attorney in India or the Indian consulate nearest you to verify the validity of your marriage.
Once you confirm that your marriage is in fact valid and lawful then you can present that information at your naturalization interview.
If you are in fact married you can file the FORM I-130 with USCIS on behalf of your spouse. You can file this petition whether you are a U.S. citizen or resident.
Good luck to you.
Vince Sykes agrees with this answer
A: Presumably you will be looking to petition for your wife, which is the I-130 petition and of course showing of legit marriage. Your N-400 is based solely on your qualifications--married or not. Needless to say, if asked about your marital status at the interview, you answer accordingly.
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