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What is marriage fraud?
December 20, 2021


The Immigration and Naturalization Act prohibits the issuance of a visa to a person who has entered into a marriage for the sole purpose of obtaining an immigration benefit.  The Embassy takes marriage fraud very seriously.  Consequences can be severe; apart from having your visa denied, each applicant, meaning principal applicant and their children, may be permanently ineligible for entering the US. There are consequences for the petitioner as well.  Submitting a petition based on fraud is illegal, and doing so may inhibit someone’s ability to petition family members in the future, or even entail a possible prison sentence.  If you have knowledge of any fraud, please report it to Fraude@state.gov.  Following the law keeps us all safe.

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