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How can I make both my wives dependents on my EB-5 application?

I am from United Arab Emirates and polygamy is a legal and common practice in my country. Currently. I have two wives and three children. How can I add both of my wives to my EB-5 application? To increase my chances, what if I divorce one of them before I start the EB-5 process will my past polygamic marriage negatively impact my I-526?

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Blake Harrison

Blake Harrison

Immigration Attorneys
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You will not be able to qualify both wives as dependents in your EB-5 application since polygamy is illegal in the United States.

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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The US will only recognize one wife. Technically if you divorce and remarry, both might be eligible but this may be seen. As a way to get around the system.

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

Immigration Attorneys
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You cannot add both wives to the application. The US law does not recognize polygamy, as a result the USCIS will not give visas to both wives. Also, typically the marital status of an investor will not negatively affect I-526 petition.

Julia Roussinova

Julia Roussinova

Immigration Attorneys
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US does not recognize polygamy and you cannot include both wives in your I-526 petition to immigrate with you to the US.

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
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You cannot include both wives in your immigration case because polygamy is not legal/recognized in the United States. The ground of inadmissibility in the U.S. immigration laws applies to persons coming to the U.S. for the purpose of practicing polygamy, so if you divorce one of your wives, you should not be found inadmissible under that ground.

Charles Foster

Charles Foster

Immigration Attorneys
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You cannot list both wives as dependents since it is against U.S. public policy. It would be advisable to pick which spouse you wish to qualify and divorce the other. Your last polygamic marriage should not negatively impact the favorable adjudication of your EB-5 Investor Petition on Form I-526.

BoBi Ahn

BoBi Ahn

Immigration Attorneys
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In the U.S. polygamy is not recognized. Only 1 of your wives will be recognized as an eligible derivative spouse. Additionally, polygamy is illegal in the U.S. and at the stage of applying for your adjustment of status in the U.S. one of the questions of inadmissibility is "do you plan to practice polygamy in the U.S.?"

Irina A. Rostova

Irina A. Rostova

Immigration Attorneys
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Polygamy is illegal in the United States and there is a specific question asking if you plan to practice polygamy in the United States. An affirmative answer could disqualify you from obtaining the Green Card.

Mark AM Catam, Esq

Mark AM Catam, Esq

Immigration Attorneys
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I do not think its possible to include two wives.

Raymond Lahoud

Raymond Lahoud

Immigration Attorneys
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Polygamy deems you inadmissible to the United States.

Jinhee Wilde

Jinhee Wilde

Immigration Attorneys
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U.S. laws do not allow polygamy. Thus, you cannot have both wives be derivative beneficiary on your EB-5.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
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It will not impact your case but the U.S. will only recognize one wife so divorce is recommended.

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

Immigration Attorneys
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Polygamy is illegal in the US and you cannot make both of your wives derivative beneficiaries of your EB5 petition/immigrant visa.

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