Can I put single as a marital status if I was married outside of the U.S.?
Question Details: I got married 2 years ago in the Philippines. We are both green card holder and it didn't work out. I am filing my citizenship, can I claim that I'm single since we only use Philippine marriage certificate on health insurance and turbo tax and that's it. I did not change my name on my documents. I still have the same green card.
The United States recognizes marriages from or in other countries, and oncer married, you are married until and unless you divorce or the marriage is annulled. If you were married in the Philippines, your marital status is "married" and to indicate otherwise would be to commit fraud on whatever form you are filling out (e.g. for citizenship). If you don't want to be married any longer, divorce.
If your marriage was lawful in the Phillipines, then it is legal in the U.S. This country recognizes valid foreign marriages. Accordingly your marital status is not "single". If you want to not be married, then you will need to file for a divorce.