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My fiancé is from Toronto, I'm from New York (the state, not the city), and we will be getting married in Canada late this summer. Our intent (recognizing and understanding that there will likely be a long delay before she can move here) is to get married, then file for K-3 for her to move here. That part I'm not too worried about (yet).

I haven't seen any other messages about it, so I thought I'd toss a question out: Has anyone run into any problems with the US, or probably more specifically, New York State, not recognizing a foreign marriage, and are there any other pitfalls that are jumping out at anyone on this?

It's probably just paranoia, but one of the first questions my friends ask me when I say we're getting married in Canada is, "Ooh, will it be legit here?". I haven't seen any reason to believe it won't, but then again I may be looking in the wrong places, too. :)

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US marriages are legit in Canada, and Canadian marriages are legit in the US. We have plenty of people in the Canadian forum that can attest to that! :)


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My fiancé is from Toronto, I'm from New York (the state, not the city), and we will be getting married in Canada late this summer. Our intent (recognizing and understanding that there will likely be a long delay before she can move here) is to get married, then file for K-3 for her to move here. That part I'm not too worried about (yet).

I haven't seen any other messages about it, so I thought I'd toss a question out: Has anyone run into any problems with the US, or probably more specifically, New York State, not recognizing a foreign marriage, and are there any other pitfalls that are jumping out at anyone on this?

It's probably just paranoia, but one of the first questions my friends ask me when I say we're getting married in Canada is, "Ooh, will it be legit here?". I haven't seen any reason to believe it won't, but then again I may be looking in the wrong places, too. :)

Thanks in advance,

-- Pauley

I got married in India and my K3 was approved. So, don't see a problem with foreign a marriage.

My fiancé is from Toronto, I'm from New York (the state, not the city), and we will be getting married in Canada late this summer. Our intent (recognizing and understanding that there will likely be a long delay before she can move here) is to get married, then file for K-3 for her to move here. That part I'm not too worried about (yet).

I haven't seen any other messages about it, so I thought I'd toss a question out: Has anyone run into any problems with the US, or probably more specifically, New York State, not recognizing a foreign marriage, and are there any other pitfalls that are jumping out at anyone on this?

It's probably just paranoia, but one of the first questions my friends ask me when I say we're getting married in Canada is, "Ooh, will it be legit here?". I haven't seen any reason to believe it won't, but then again I may be looking in the wrong places, too. :)

Thanks in advance,

-- Pauley

I got married in India and my K3 was approved. So, don't see a problem with foreign a marriage.

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oh ya, they are legit!! Not sure if it is still this way or not, but it used (and maybe still) take forever to get the marriage certificate from Ontario!!

We got married in the USA (VA) --just a courthouse wedding (but was"real") I then returned to Canada and started the process. Then later on had a family wedding, which of course wasn't "real" Many Canucks do it that way as well. Best of luck


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My husband and I got married in Vancouver. It was quite a wait for the I129F to be approved but when it got to the embassy, it was smooth sailing!

:thumbs: Good luck!


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Thanks everyone for the hyper-fast replies... Guess I tossed up an easy one, huh?

One more quick question, 'cause I've seen this comment in several of the topics I'd read...

Not sure if it is still this way or not, but it used (and maybe still) take forever to get the marriage certificate from Ontario!!

Is this for the marriage certificate or the license application? Any idea how long the license applications take? Ontario's web site says the license is good for three months, when should we plan on applying?

Thanks,

-- Pauley

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Married is married, really (two genders). Can you imagine the how FUBAR things would be otherwise?


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Is there any need to register a foreign marriage in the state of residence?


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Is there any need to register a foreign marriage in the state of residence?

No.


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Thanks everyone for the hyper-fast replies... Guess I tossed up an easy one, huh?

One more quick question, 'cause I've seen this comment in several of the topics I'd read...

Not sure if it is still this way or not, but it used (and maybe still) take forever to get the marriage certificate from Ontario!!

Is this for the marriage certificate or the license application? Any idea how long the license applications take? Ontario's web site says the license is good for three months, when should we plan on applying?

Thanks,

-- Pauley

Teh province of Ontario is notoriously slow in returning marriage certificates to couples after the marriage has been performed. This will of course delay your sending in the I-130 petition because a copy of the marriage certificate is required for that.

The marriage license in Ontario MUST be used within the 3 months validity. If you do not get married within that time frame, you must get a new marriage license.


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Thanks everyone for the hyper-fast replies... Guess I tossed up an easy one, huh?

One more quick question, 'cause I've seen this comment in several of the topics I'd read...

Not sure if it is still this way or not, but it used (and maybe still) take forever to get the marriage certificate from Ontario!!

Is this for the marriage certificate or the license application? Any idea how long the license applications take? Ontario's web site says the license is good for three months, when should we plan on applying?

Thanks,

-- Pauley

Applying for the marriage license or the K3? Could probably take a trip down to the courthouse and find out how long it generally takes them. I'm thinking it's 'days' if not the same day.

I have also heard that getting a copy of it can be dicey - think it's through the registrar in Thunder Bay - just like a birth cert


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