Cape Coral, FL asked in Immigration Law for Florida

Q: I am a US citizen an wants to file for my Dad, a widower. He had remarry once (wife died) since his and my mom's divorce

Now that he is a widower and had been divorced from my mom for our 30 years, do I still have to show proof of marriage to my mom, divorce from my mom, marriage to his deceased wife, and her death certificate? Please let me know which applies and which does not apply. Thank you

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Linda Liang
Linda Liang
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You should fill out I-130 and answer all of the questions pertinent to your Dad's marriage truthfully. Your Mom's death certificate is not required as initial supporting document.

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Supporting documentation will include your parent's Marriage License and Dissolution and your Birth Certificate with your father's name on it. Yes. You will need his marriage license to his second wife and her death certificate.

Ileana M Rivera
Ileana M Rivera
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL

A: When you petition a relative, part of the process requires the beneficiary to show the civil status. That includes current marriage and all previous termination of marriages. Just make sure to get certified copies of all documents.

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