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N-400 Naturalization Marriage Question: How to Answer Properly


By Parviz Malakouti-Fitzgerald, Esq.


First page of N-400 Application for Naturalization


Throughout my years of helping people naturalize in the United States, I’ve noticed people get tripped up on the question in the N-400 asking how many times they’ve been married. 


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We'll answer the question here.

1. How to Answer Marriage Question


On the N-400 form, page 7, part 10, question 3 asks: 


“How many times have you been married (including annulled marriages, marriages to other people and marriages to the same person)?”


Screenshot of marriage-question from N-400 form


The simple confusion I often see is that some applicants are unsure whether to count their CURRENT marriage, especially if they’ve been married previously. 


The answer is yes - you include ALL of your marriages, including your current marriage.

For example, if you were married before, divorced, and then you married your current spouse, you would write: “2” in the question box. 


Good luck! 


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