Background: I, an Indian citizen, got married in 2017 in India. I became separated from my spouse within a few months. I didn't have a marriage certificate at that time, due to which my marital status is not mentioned in my passport.
Later I got legally divorced in 2023. Now while applying for an H-1B visa, I'm putting actual status "divorced" and the date of marriage 2017 and divorce 2023. I have a court decree to support this. Question: will they reject my visa?

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    I think you mean H-1B visa? Why would a divorce affect an H-1B visa? It's employment based not marriage based or anything.
    – Ozzy
    Feb 8 at 18:55
  • For completeness, where did the marriage take place and are you a citizen of that country?
    – Traveller
    Feb 9 at 11:05
  • Married in India, citizen of India
    – Venus
    Feb 10 at 13:03

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Your past marriage has no bearing on your H1b eligibility, neither positive nor negative. They will not reject your visa application just because you've been divorced.

  • Thanks for the information
    – Venus
    Feb 10 at 13:05

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