Overseas Divorce by Custom Customarily Cause Immigration Issues

Within the US a divorce needs to be finalized by a court to be valid. Yet, in many parts of the world, family legal relationships are still created and ended not through courts but rather by occurrence of customary actions, traditions and ceremonies. These legal relationships based on custom often cause substantial issues in US Immigration applications for multiple reasons, including concern over fraud. Also the biggest issues usually occur in situations where foreign citizens get divorced overseas through custom, marry US Citizens and then later apply for US immigration benefits (such as green cards or US Naturalization).

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