Record of US citizen/non-citizen marriage abroad in order for family to travel from Poland to US in 1925

Do I need to register my marriage in the US if I got married abroad?

The United States has no national registration of marriages, foreign or domestic. U.S. states recognize marriages performed in other states and in other countries. If your marriage was legally performed in the country or state where you got married, then the marriage is recognized in the United States.

Will the US government recognize my foreign marriage?

The U.S government will recognize all marriages conducted abroad — as long as they were registered with local authorities.

Does immigration check marriage records?

Marriage records in the US are considered public information, so if she got married in the US it won’t be hard for USCIS to find out if they want to check it. But if she got married abroad, where the records sometimes are not public, or are not easy to search, they would be much less likely to find out.

What is an international marriage certificate?

A foreign marriage certificate proves that a marriage has been entered into abroad. Foreign marriage certificates are often only recognized by domestic authorities or courts when their authenticity or evidentiary value has been determined in separate proceedings.

What happens when a foreigner marries a U.S. citizen?

A fiancé (K-1) visa grants permission to a non-U.S. citizen who is engaged to marry a U.S. citizen to enter the United States for the purpose of getting married. In order for your fiancé to get a K-1 visa, you will need to file a petition on Form I-129F with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Does Uscis recognize online marriage?

Evidence to Prove Your Proxy Marriage is Valid for Immigration Purposes. While married couples can generally submit a copy of marriage certificate to prove a valid marriage, those who married through a virtual ceremony should submit additional evidence to prove the marriage was consummated.

How do I get a certificate of no marriage in the US?

The first step is to contact the local County Clerk’s office to request a document that states you are currently not married (AKA: Single Status). Some County Clerk offices may refer to this document as a “no record of marriage” instead of a “single status”.

Is your marriage legal if you get married abroad?

In general, marriages which are legally performed and valid abroad are also legally valid in the United States. Inquiries regarding the validity of a marriage abroad should be directed to the attorney general of the state where you live.

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