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Hello,

I suppose you guys from this forum can help me with this. we're waiting for interview of our K1 visa and curious to know about the wedding stuff in the US.

Anyways.. who will be the officiant if we hold the wedding ceremony in the mosque? we plan to have our wedding ceremony in Assaber in Portland, OR. Anyone held their wedding there?

Pls give us some enlightment

Thanks a lot! :)


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Application mailed.............12-04-2008

NOA1...............................12-07-2008

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NOA2...............................03-19-2008

Touched...........................04-08-2008

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Case number generated.....04-29-2008

Case left NVC....................04-30-2008

Case arrived at embassy....05-06-2008

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Medical check....................05-08-2008

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Interview date....05-22-2008 APPROVED

Visa in hand.......................05-29-2008

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Hello,

I suppose you guys from this forum can help me with this. we're waiting for interview of our K1 visa and curious to know about the wedding stuff in the US.

Anyways.. who will be the officiant if we hold the wedding ceremony in the mosque? we plan to have our wedding ceremony in Assaber in Portland, OR. Anyone held their wedding there?

Pls give us some enlightment

Thanks a lot! :)

It varies mosque to mosque, usually it is the imam. You will also need to bring two Muslim witnesses or ask if they have someone around who can step in. However, some mosques perform only the Islamic portion of the marriage and you still need the legal certificate done elsewhere. I would call and ask whether your mosque has someone on hand to do the legal portion.

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Hello,

I suppose you guys from this forum can help me with this. we're waiting for interview of our K1 visa and curious to know about the wedding stuff in the US.

Anyways.. who will be the officiant if we hold the wedding ceremony in the mosque? we plan to have our wedding ceremony in Assaber in Portland, OR. Anyone held their wedding there?

Pls give us some enlightment

Thanks a lot! :)

It varies mosque to mosque, usually it is the imam. You will also need to bring two Muslim witnesses or ask if they have someone around who can step in. However, some mosques perform only the Islamic portion of the marriage and you still need the legal certificate done elsewhere. I would call and ask whether your mosque has someone on hand to do the legal portion.

thanks Allah someone knew the answer we have also wondered the same thing........so in the end we decided on two weddings......the Islamic ceremony and then a judge for the usa wedding........this satisfies USA rules and Islamic with no questions.................but we also did know know who would be the officiant at the mosque................

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Hello,

I suppose you guys from this forum can help me with this. we're waiting for interview of our K1 visa and curious to know about the wedding stuff in the US.

Anyways.. who will be the officiant if we hold the wedding ceremony in the mosque? we plan to have our wedding ceremony in Assaber in Portland, OR. Anyone held their wedding there?

Pls give us some enlightment

Thanks a lot! :)

It varies mosque to mosque, usually it is the imam. You will also need to bring two Muslim witnesses or ask if they have someone around who can step in. However, some mosques perform only the Islamic portion of the marriage and you still need the legal certificate done elsewhere. I would call and ask whether your mosque has someone on hand to do the legal portion.

thanks Allah someone knew the answer we have also wondered the same thing........so in the end we decided on two weddings......the Islamic ceremony and then a judge for the usa wedding........this satisfies USA rules and Islamic with no questions.................but we also did know know who would be the officiant at the mosque................

Many mosques will also take care of the paperwork for you. Usually, you need to take the marriage license and the mosque people will officiate the marriage then send all the paperwork to the local county/city authority. Ask about it in your nearest mosque.


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Dear VJ members,

I have been reading about this topic for a while now and couldn't help notice many of the comments and responses in this forum about getting married within the Islamic religion and Laws, even though some of the people here also have asked on what to do when you are or getting married to a US citizen. What's next and what to do in an Islamic country or in a Mosque within a foreigner country..is your husband or wife Christian, Jewish, Muslim or Buddhist etc...

For the last couple of years I've been hearing some crazy stuff around here about religion and Citizenship from different people, I finally realize that the same law will apply to every case within the US and varies from a foreigner Country to another.

I've perhaps read most Holly Books from the " Koran (Arabic, al-Qur'an) " to the " Old & New Testament " and " Talmud " and it seems to me that they all fall within the same Law with some minor changes due to cultural backgrounds, Lands and people.

I always believed and still do, that I shall respect everyone Else's religion and understand the purpose behind their believes and practices and give them space to do so, as along as there is no harm to it. People should practice their religion FREELY no matter what is their races and backgrounds.

I read a book and watch a show once about some random person who use to hate "Muslims" for no reason, and Realizes after he grow older that people resented him for his behavior and got lonely. He finally admitted to himself and the world that " It was wrong ".

Let's get back to our issue here which is " What can we do to make our Marriage Legal according to the Islamic Laws " question.

Well, If you are in a Muslim Country than most likely you need to register within the " Court House " and the " Township " That you are married. and the way to do that is by Following those steps:

1) You need to provide a Location within that specific Country and prove that you lived and or your family did live there. The only person that can provide you with that is a person that the state hires to gather " Intel " for them and make sure that everything goes legally and " Truly " You were living there.

2) After you Prove that you were living within that location than you need to get your Birth Certificate from the Township " I'm assuming if you were born there than it should be there right? " Get 2 Copies just in case. Usually you have to pay stamp FEES.

3)Before you left your Home Country, You had to have an Identity Card which is required by every country once you hit certain Age " Usually 18 or 17 " in some cases 16.

4) Make Copy of everything and head to your Township so they can issue a " CERTIFICATE OF RESIDENCY "

5) Once You get that Look for a " Court House ". In any Court house there is a section for " Marriages "..Go there and ask them for the required documentations to register a marriage, They usually will give you a form filled with what you need to gather and submit to them.

6) The Paperwork will include a paper that states if you are single or married. If you are single than you fill in Single, If you are married than you provide them with the " marriage certification " translated to whatever language your country speaks and writes.

7) Now, every Muslim Country has its own Laws and regulations but they are perhaps " ALL " Fall into the same thing. You take your Wife, Fiance with you to the court house and they will refer you to a person that is certified by the Court house and is allowed to perform the Ceremony. Most of the time, they'll ask for witnesses from both parties unless they can't be present from one side or the female is old enough to sign her own paperwork.." They Just want to make sure it's not a scam and that both families are aware of the marriage " I'm guessing that's not a hard thing to prove if you are really in love..A Letter from a father or a mother, friend etc...

8) The Person who will perform the ceremony will ask some basic questions for the records and wrap up everything and sign the paperwork for you.

Now, As far as the " PRIEST " " IMAM " " MOSQUE " ..etc I will not put much thoughts into that, and the reason I'm saying that is because most of those religious people will have their own version of who marries what and what's needed to make " THE CHURCH " bless your marriage.

Most people get into the trap of " AM I DOING THE RIGHT THING " " WILL MY FAMILY AGREES " " WILL PEOPLE BE HAPPY " " WILL I GO TO HEAVEN OR HELL " " SHOULD I GET MARRIED IN A CHURCH OR A MOSQUE " " SHOULD I INVITE MUSLIM, JEWISH, CHRISTIANS OR BUDDHISTS " " SHOULD I..SHOULD I "

The answer is no, you don't need to make anyone happy but follow your heart and do the right thing..The Holly Books and the prophets came to this word with positive things..make people's lives much clearer and happier..Helping people through their issue and facing their fears..But SOME humans took those thoughts and twist it around for their own benefits and also to control people.

A Priest didn't get power from anyone so is the Imam or any kind of holly man. Get your story together and believe in your faith and go marry the person you love..We are in 2012 and you need to enter every document in the records within the township so you have access to it and not in the church.

Good Luck to you all and excuse my English


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Date I-129F NOA2 : 2006-10-27

Interview Date (K1 Visa): 2006-12-12

Date K1 Visa Received :2006-12-18

Date of US Entry : 2006-12-23

Date of Wedding : 2007-01-21

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medical examination sent 06-27-2007

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email "card production ordered" 07-18-2007

email “notice mailed welcoming the new permanent resident” 07-19-2007

email “approval notice sent” and welcome letter received 07-23-2007

Green card received 07-26-2007

EAD Filed Date: 2007-02-02

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