If I’m on an H-4, does a marriage annulment cancel my past status?

I have an H1 starting next month.

Asked on September 19, 2013 under Immigration Law, New Jersey

Answers:

Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Hello. If you were married at the time then generally that would not cacel your past status. Do contact a private attorney who will be happy to help you toward your needs and goals. Immigration and Visa law is federal law, so any knowledgeable licensed attorney may assist you. You may phone my law firm on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as weekdays. This website provides general information and general principles of law and does not provide private legal advice. Some attorneys are available seven days for emergency legal needs. Many attorneys will speak initially at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys will provide a reduced fee for financial hardship. Some attorneys may also assist you in limited scope manner to conserve legal costs. All the best.

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You can always wait until your H-1B is in effect to get your marriage annulled.  It will not cancel your past status if you were actually married at that time, however.  However, to avoid any problems, you want to make sure you are already in status.


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