I Came On a Spousal Visa & Divorced – Can I Sponsor a New Spouse?

20 Feb 2019

I’m a US citizen who came to the US on a spousal visa myself. I then divorced my sponsor spouse. Can I now petition for a new spouse myself?

No explicit rule or guideline prohibits you from petitioning for a new spouse in this scenario. Bearing that in mind, please know that the case will likely be scrutinized more closely to prevent the possibility of immigration fraud occurring. The adjudicating officer’s first thought will likely suspect this case to be a fraudulent immigration bypassing workaround. The burden will be on you to prove the legitimacy of your relationship. Assuming everything is honest, and it’s proved that your first marriage was in good faith that simply didn’t work out, you should be approved.

If your goal is to try to pull one over on the US government by doing a premeditated “switcheroo”, you are likely to be discovered and indicted on immigration fraud. If there’s any hint of such activity, do not use RapidVisa’s services. We will not be complicit in your fraud.

Disclaimer: The contents of this post were accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Immigration is constantly changing, and old information often becomes outdated, including procedures, timelines, prices, and more. Take note of the publish date. For archival purposes, these posts will remain published, even if new information renders them obsolete. Do not make important life decisions based on this content. No part of this post should be considered legal advice, as RapidVisa is not a law firm. This content is provided free of charge for informational purposes only. If anything herein conflicts with an official government website, the official government website shall prevail.

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