H4 VISA + marriage certificate

Hello All,

My wife is holding H1B visa for more than a year and working in US. Traditional marriage ceremony was held in the month of Jan 2016. Due to some personal issue we registered our marriage on April 2011.

  1. Can you provide some suggestions to answer during the personal interview(H4) regarding register and traditional marriage gap?

  2. My wife got H1B visa on Nov 2014.At that time we created DS160 for her with marital status as single. Does it creates any problem during my h4 interview?


You need a marriage certificate with a date that is after the traditional marriage in Jan 2016. The 2011 certificate is not valid as already admitted by the declaration your wife made in her DS160 in Nov 2014 that she was single.

Best wishes

Dr. Sandeep Shankar, hopehumanityATgmail.com