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    Proof of being single

    1. Where would I get a proof of being single
    document? I called the local county clerk's office since they handle
    marriage licenses, but the lady on the phone laughed and said she never
    heard of a document to prove you are single, said she had no idea where
    you could get one. Maybe just the statement on the letter of intent to
    marry saying that "I am single and free to marry" and that I sign and
    notarize that, maybe thats enough?

    2. Do I need a proof of being single
    document for my foreign fiance? She is from China if that makes a
    difference.

    Thanks!


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    Proof of being single


    Originally posted by umgoblue
    Proof of being single
    1. Where would I get a proof of being single document? I called the
    local county clerk's office since they handle marriage licenses, but the
    lady on the phone laughed and said she never heard of a document to
    prove you are single, said she had no idea where you could get one.
    Maybe just the statement on the letter of intent to marry saying that "I
    am single and free to marry" and that I sign and notarize that, maybe
    thats enough?
    Never heard of that.
    2. Do I need a proof of
    being single document for my foreign fiance? She is from China if that
    makes a difference.
    No (I assume you are applying K1 for your
    fiancee and you will marry her in US).Thanks!


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      Proof of being single


      Originally posted by umgoblue
      Proof of being single
      1. Where would I get a proof of being single document? I called the
      local county clerk's office since they handle marriage licenses, but the
      lady on the phone laughed and said she never heard of a document to
      prove you are single, said she had no idea where you could get one.
      Maybe just the statement on the letter of intent to marry saying that "I
      am single and free to marry" and that I sign and notarize that, maybe
      thats enough?
      2. Do I need a proof of being single document for my
      foreign fiance? She is from China if that makes a difference.Thanks!

      I had to get to get a letter saying that "I am single
      and free to marry" notorized and then I had to go the the Embassy in
      Istanbul and I believe the man who signed off was the Consular if that
      makes sense. After that I was free to marry.


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      • #4
        Proof of being single


        um,

        You might need such a document for the Chinese authorities if your
        plan is to marry your fiancee in China (which does not appear to be your
        plan since you are filing a petition for a fiancee, not a wife). You
        don't need any such thing for the USA authorities.

        Regards, JEff


        Originally posted by umgoblue
        Proof of being single
        1. Where would I get a proof of being single document? I called the
        local county clerk's office since they handle marriage licenses, but the
        lady on the phone laughed and said she never heard of a document to
        prove you are single, said she had no idea where you could get one.
        Maybe just the statement on the letter of intent to marry saying that "I
        am single and free to marry" and that I sign and notarize that, maybe
        thats enough?
        2. Do I need a proof of being single document for my
        foreign fiance? She is from China if that makes a difference.Thanks!


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        • #5
          Proof of being single


          Hi,

          In my home country I was able to get this form at the local
          registrar's office where they keep records of births, deaths and
          marriages. But in the US I don't think such document exists.
          I have a
          friend who is a US citizen and she got married abroad. They required a
          'Confirmation of Single Status' document, and she had a lot of trouble
          getting it simply because it does not exist. So I think in the end she
          wrote a statement and notarized it at the US embassy.

          Anyway, I know
          that a lot of countries require this document before you can marry, but
          the US isn't one of them. What people normally do here to prove that
          they are legally free to marry is just write a statement letter like you
          mentioned.


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            Proof of being single


            Originally posted by umgoblue
            Proof of being single
            1. Where would I get a proof of being single document? I called the
            local county clerk's office since they handle marriage licenses, but the
            lady on the phone laughed and said she never heard of a document to
            prove you are single, said she had no idea where you could get one.
            Maybe just the statement on the letter of intent to marry saying that "I
            am single and free to marry" and that I sign and notarize that, maybe
            thats enough?
            2. Do I need a proof of being single document for my
            foreign fiance? She is from China if that makes a difference.Thanks!

            Each of us wrote a note stating that we were free to
            marry each other and that we would marry within the 90 day time limit of
            the K1 visa (or something very similar to that). Neither one of us got
            that note notarized. We didn't notarize anything that we sent in with
            the I-129f. Don't understand why everyone is all about getting
            everything notarized. The I-129f instructions don't say these statements
            have to be notarized so why pay for it. And we got approved within a
            problem.

            cheers


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              Proof of being single


              Hi umgo,
              1. Nothing like this exists in the US----you don't need it.
              2.
              I know that several NG regulars have had fiancees from the Phillipines
              and they have had to provide a CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage) to
              the officer at the consulate interview. You don't have to provide this
              with your I129f petition however. Search for posts under CENOMAR or
              ScottHenshaw if you want to know more.
              3. You have to provide
              documentation of intent to marry your fiancee. We both wrote separate
              letters (not notarized), stating that it was "my intent to marry
              _________ within 90 days of his arrival after issuance of a K1 visa by
              interview at the consulate in London." Hope this helps.
              ~SecretGarden


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                Proof of being single


                Originally posted by umgoblue
                Proof of being single
                1. Where would I get a proof of being single document? I called the
                local county clerk's office since they handle marriage licenses, but the
                lady on the phone laughed and said she never heard of a document to
                prove you are single, said she had no idea where you could get one.
                Maybe just the statement on the letter of intent to marry saying that "I
                am single and free to marry" and that I sign and notarize that, maybe
                thats enough?
                2. Do I need a proof of being single document for my
                foreign fiance? She is from China if that makes a difference.Thanks!

                Hey there!

                My now hubby needed proof of him being
                single to marry me in Spain, he got it at the US embassy in Madrid.
                We
                did NOT need that for our K3 though
                Good Luck!!


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                • #9
                  Proof of being single


                  Originally posted by umgoblue
                  Proof of being single

                  Hi,
                  I'm from Belgium and my USC boyfriend will (hopefully
                  ) marry me in Belgium in July.
                  Belgian authorities want several
                  documents of the USC, and one of them is "proof of non-marriage", thus
                  a proof that he is still single.
                  My boyfriend lives in Rhode Island
                  and the lady from the Vital Records Office in RI suggested that
                  document to my boyfriend before he even said anything, so obviously,
                  some people in the US know such thing exists and is obviously needed
                  when a USC gets married abroad.

                  So anyway, the document is from the RI
                  Department of Health and states that:

                  "This is to certify that a
                  search of marriage records in the State of Rhode Island was conducted
                  for the years 1992 through December 2003 (the last month for which
                  indexes were available) for X.
                  No marriage record was found anywhere
                  in the State of Rhode Island."

                  This document is signed by the State
                  Registrar (Division of Vital Records), and there is an apostille
                  attached.

                  Hope this helps a bit...


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                  • #10
                    Proof of being single

                    I got married in France in January. To get married there I had to go
                    to the local US Consulate and get an affidavit (notarized statement
                    that basically stated that I swore to the consular official that I as
                    free to marry in the US) then I took that document to an attorney
                    licensed in both the US and France, who created another notarized
                    document stating that according to the laws of my state in the US that
                    I was free to marry and that the consulate here had taken my sworn
                    statement. Was a totally ridiculous bit of paperwork with more than a
                    few hands out expecting payment for the service of creating them.

                    Other than something like that what could you possibly provide?

                    Good luck...

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