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Can I include my partner on my application if we are not legally married?

According to the US Government, you may only include yourself, your legally married spouse (opposite-sex or same-sex), and all unmarried children under the age of 21 on your Diversity immigrant Visa Lottery application.

A “common law” partner to who you are not legally married may NOT be included on your Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery application.

We recommend that a “common law” partner submit a separate application and add all children under the age of 21 to the application.

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