UR Going to have to try to find her.
It doesn’t matter whether it comes up with a negative result, but you’re going to have to have that result to support your next application.
You can always use a tracing agent such as this http://www.ccsformations.co.uk/Tracing-25-c.html who will do no find no fee for solicitors for GBP50 plus VAT although if you are a private individual they want payment upfront.
They also do international searches for GBP150 plus VAT but that is not no win no fee.
We have used the firm on numerous occasions and found the service excellent.
If you don’t know where your spouse is, then provided you have made attempts to contact him, there is a process for doing that where the service of documents is dispensed with:
the government to the rescue again with a website on that subject: https://www.gov.uk/divorce-missing-husband-wife
If you know where your spouse is but he won’t sign the papers, then you can make an application court for Deemed Service of the papers provided you can prove he’s had them and is just ignoring them.
Here is an article on the subject:
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