I got married to a green card holder last year, and he sponsored me for a green card. The petition is still pending, but our marriage has been a very poor match, and we have already separated. When he withdraws the petition, will this prevent me from applying for a visa or green card in the future?


Generally speaking, having an I-130 petition filed and then withdrawn would not prevent a person from applying for a visa or green card in the future. This information would have to be disclosed, as appropriate, however, such as on the DS-160, where it asks if anyone has ever filed an immigrant petition on your behalf. (29.May.2024)

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