Aurora, CO asked in Immigration Law for Colorado

Q: related to marital status of beneficiary form I-129 f

Greetings, I need assistance regarding one question on the I-129f form regarding the beneficiary's marital status. Namely, she was in a registered partnership in Austria, and the final dissolution of the partnership was in December 2020. Please assist me on how to answer question regarding marital status, is it divorced or single? In the US, in my understanding registered partnership is not recognized as a marriage. However, in Austria, I believe it has the same legal weight as a marriage. So, I am confused about what marital status to choose on this question. THANK YOU!

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Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Traverse City, MI

A: If it is considered a marriage in Austria then the answer should be that she is divorced. She will need to provide a copy of a certified dissolution of the partnership with her application. Best wishes!

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