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Can I say I've never been married in my application even if I was?

by Michelle
(New York, NY)

Question: What if I put that I've never been married on my passport application but I actually have?


I have been married for 15 years but my husband and I separated after 7 years of marriage. So I wanted to know what happens if I put on my passport that I've never been married.

Answer: False statements made knowingly and willfully in passport applications, including affidavits or other documents submitted
to support this application, are punishable by fine and/or imprisonment under the provisions of 18 USC 1001, 18 USC 1542, and/or 18
USC 1621.

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