Hello all, hoping to find reassurance or at least an answer here that I have been unable to get clarity on elsewhere. I am a UK citizen (male) living here in the UK, my girlfriend is a US citizen in the US. We are planning to have a civil partnership ceremony here in the UK, before she returns to the US to apply for my green card through the I-130 form for spouses. My question is, will the US immigration system recognise an opposite-sex 'civil partner' from the UK as a spouse? Civil partnerships here in the UK have the same legal standing as marriages, but I haven't been able to clarify if they are treated as the same thing for the purpose of UK to US immigration. I know that in some circumstances 'common law' partners may be considered for immigration, and this is a big legal step above that (as I say, civil partnerships are, in legal terms, pretty much the same as marriages here). Oh and we're choosing a civil partnership at this stage as a personal choice - with an idea of having a 'marriage' at some point further down the line. Does anyone have experience of a successful UK to US immigration as a civil partner? Or any knowledge of how this will be viewed? P.S. we've already got the marriage-visitor visa for my gf to come here next year to give notice and have the ceremony (multi-trip).