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I know in some middle eastern countries men and women are not allowed to rent a hotel room together unless they have proof that they are married. My husband says in Jordan this is the case. But will they accept a standard American marriage cert as proof? My husband does not know. And I say they better or I will have a fit cuz I'm not paying for two rooms, no way! And I havent seen him in 8 months...we're getting a room together or there'll be problems;) Has anyone done this before?


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First of all, you are American, so the standards will be different than for a local. I don't think you'll have any problems.

But go ahead and take a copy of your marriage certificate, just in case they have any concerns. Yes, they will accept it.

If you book in advance, that will also help.

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First of all, you are American, so the standards will be different than for a local. I don't think you'll have any problems.

But go ahead and take a copy of your marriage certificate, just in case they have any concerns. Yes, they will accept it.

If you book in advance, that will also help.

(F)

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Well I am american but my husband is not:) But thanks, that makes me feel a little better. I will think of every little thing to worry me til I get there, hehe

But a few hours ago I told my husband to call and see anyways. Both he and I will have a copy of the certificate as I am taking all the immigration stuff with me and he will bring it with him. So I guess if they have real issues, my husband and I both have the same legal document and with American stamp on it so....I hope al will be ok


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I seriously doubt they are going to care. If you';re worried, you can do all the talking :) Take your certificate just in case.

Dont worry. If there's problems, I'll do some talking: you better believe! Hopefully WOM is right and they wont give me beef cuz I'm an american. They would not want me to tell Condoleeza right?:)))


June 14, 2007 Sent I130 to Vermont Service Center via USPS overnight

June 15, 2007 Confirmed on usps.com that VSC has received packet

June 29, 2007 Check cashed by USCIS (hey they opened my packet!)

June 30, 2007 Received NOA1

July 7, 2007 I130 touched

July 9, 2007 I130 touched

July 10, 2007 I130 touched

Aug. 24, 2007 I130 touched

Aug. 26, 2007 I130 touched (stop feeling up my husband's case and get him over here, yala!)

Oct. 1, 2007 On my way to Palestine

Oct. 5, 2007 I130 approved, transferrerd to NVC YAY!!!!

Oct. 16, 2007 Return to US, ranks one of the saddest day of my life:(

Oct. 27, 2007 Agent form/AOS bill received from NVC

Nov 1, 2007 Overnighted AOS payment to NVC

Nov. 29, 2007 Received AOS form from NVC

Dec. 20, 2007 overnighted I864 packet to NVC

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I really don't think they are going to care. I have never heard of anyone having a problem in Jordan, and no one I know even brought their marriage papers.


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The rule is, if the hotel is 4-5 stars then they dont ask. Otherwise, they will ask you. It doesn't matter if you are American or not, the country has its rules and everyone has to obide by them. That's the reason they made it easier in 4-5 star hotels, for tourists. That will cost you a pretty penny though.

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I had always heard this about morocco also but we went to a nicer hotel in Casa and nothing was said


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I had always heard this about morocco also but we went to a nicer hotel in Casa and nothing was said

Yeah it mostly doesnt apply to nice hotels in the 4-5 star range.


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i know he kept saying this to me and i said no way we can afford two rooms (this was first time and NOT married yet) i ask others do this? and he said yes get two rooms but only end up using one.....i said no way, this was Golden Tulip or something like that a chain because i know there is on in Safi also


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04/04/2007 K1 Interview from H...w/the devil herself

06/12/2007 Rec'd Notification Case Now Back In Calif. only to expire

-------------

11/20/2007 Married in Morocco

02/23/2008 Mailed CR1 application today

03/08/2008 NOA1 Notice Recd (notice date 3/4/08)

08/26/2008 File transfered fr Vermont to Calif

10/14/2008 APPROVALLLLLLLLLLLL

10/20/2008 Recd hard copy NOA2

10/20/2008 NVC Recd case

11/21/2008 CASE COMPLETE

01/15/2009 INTERVIEW

01/16/2009 VISA IN HAND

01/31/2009 ARRIVED OKC

BE WHO YOU ARE AND SAY WHAT YOU FEEL, BECAUSE THOSE WHO MIND DONT MATTER AND THOSE WHO MATTER DONT MIND

YOU CANT CHANGE THE PAST BUT YOU CAN RUIN THE PRESENT BY WORRYING OVER THE FUTURE

TRIP.... OVER LOVE, AND YOU CAN GET UP

FALL.... IN LOVE, AND YOU FALL FOREVER

I DO HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT, JUST NOT THE ABILITY

LIKE THE MEASLES, LOVE IS MOST DANGEROUS WHEN IT COMES LATER IN LIFE

LIFE IS NOT THE WAY ITS SUPPOSED TO BE, ITS THE WAY IT IS

I MAY NOT BE WHERE I WANT TO BE BUT IM SURE NOT WHERE I WAS

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The rule is, if the hotel is 4-5 stars then they dont ask. Otherwise, they will ask you. It doesn't matter if you are American or not, the country has its rules and everyone has to obide by them. That's the reason they made it easier in 4-5 star hotels, for tourists. That will cost you a pretty penny though.

Good luck!

Well.... I stayed at a place downtown -- clean and decent and quite large rooms, but definitely not a 4-5 star hotel. :lol: Mahmoud wasn't with me, but there was another American woman in our group with her Palestinian husband. He just went to the counter and asked for a room for himself and his wife. No further questions were asked about it, and they did not have to produce their marriage certificate. Maybe they just "looked married" or something, or maybe it was because she was obviously American, or maybe at other places it may be different. Who knows ?

Anyway, Palilover, I really doubt you will encounter difficulties. Just bring a copy of your marriage certificate -- does it look like an "official" American courthouse document ? That should be enough "evidence," if they even ask.


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When I went to Jordan my husband stayed with me (he wasn't my husband then), Frankly I don't know what him and his friends told the clerks at the counter because they spoke in arabic which I don't speak. All I know is the first day/night I stepped in Jordan, Me and my husband were together...sure we made it official that week but it wasn't on day one. :lol:


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The rule is, if the hotel is 4-5 stars then they dont ask. Otherwise, they will ask you. It doesn't matter if you are American or not, the country has its rules and everyone has to obide by them. That's the reason they made it easier in 4-5 star hotels, for tourists. That will cost you a pretty penny though.

Good luck!

Well.... I stayed at a place downtown -- clean and decent and quite large rooms, but definitely not a 4-5 star hotel. :lol: Mahmoud wasn't with me, but there was another American woman in our group with her Palestinian husband. He just went to the counter and asked for a room for himself and his wife. No further questions were asked about it, and they did not have to produce their marriage certificate. Maybe they just "looked married" or something, or maybe it was because she was obviously American, or maybe at other places it may be different. Who knows ?

Anyway, Palilover, I really doubt you will encounter difficulties. Just bring a copy of your marriage certificate -- does it look like an "official" American courthouse document ? That should be enough "evidence," if they even ask.

yeah we're certainly not staying in a 4-5 star hotel, lol He knows of aplace I gues in downtown that is like $30/night. He tried to find business card for the place to call the nd ask about the marriage cert but he cannot find it. He seems to think we won't have a problme either. But we will both have our marriage certificate just in case as I have one and so does he. :)


June 14, 2007 Sent I130 to Vermont Service Center via USPS overnight

June 15, 2007 Confirmed on usps.com that VSC has received packet

June 29, 2007 Check cashed by USCIS (hey they opened my packet!)

June 30, 2007 Received NOA1

July 7, 2007 I130 touched

July 9, 2007 I130 touched

July 10, 2007 I130 touched

Aug. 24, 2007 I130 touched

Aug. 26, 2007 I130 touched (stop feeling up my husband's case and get him over here, yala!)

Oct. 1, 2007 On my way to Palestine

Oct. 5, 2007 I130 approved, transferrerd to NVC YAY!!!!

Oct. 16, 2007 Return to US, ranks one of the saddest day of my life:(

Oct. 27, 2007 Agent form/AOS bill received from NVC

Nov 1, 2007 Overnighted AOS payment to NVC

Nov. 29, 2007 Received AOS form from NVC

Dec. 20, 2007 overnighted I864 packet to NVC

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The rule is, if the hotel is 4-5 stars then they dont ask. Otherwise, they will ask you. It doesn't matter if you are American or not, the country has its rules and everyone has to obide by them. That's the reason they made it easier in 4-5 star hotels, for tourists. That will cost you a pretty penny though.

Good luck!

Well.... I stayed at a place downtown -- clean and decent and quite large rooms, but definitely not a 4-5 star hotel. :lol: Mahmoud wasn't with me, but there was another American woman in our group with her Palestinian husband. He just went to the counter and asked for a room for himself and his wife. No further questions were asked about it, and they did not have to produce their marriage certificate. Maybe they just "looked married" or something, or maybe it was because she was obviously American, or maybe at other places it may be different. Who knows ?

Anyway, Palilover, I really doubt you will encounter difficulties. Just bring a copy of your marriage certificate -- does it look like an "official" American courthouse document ? That should be enough "evidence," if they even ask.

Well that is the official rule, I'm sure not everyone enforces it.


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Yes, it is the rule and you will be asked, esp if it is a cheap hotel. My husband and I were asked to provide proof of identity...I had to provide my passport to prove I was in the country legally and we had to provide our marriage agreement...this was in two different hotels in Amman and one in Aqaba. We stayed in the Kempinski for one night when I first arrived and we did not have to do that there...but I booked that online through expedia before I left and my name was on the hotel and it was a 5 star hotel.....at the smaller hotel you will be asked and usually there is 1-3 men downstairs monitoring who goes up and down and they also like to keep your key at the front desk. And at these type of hotels, the person at the front desk probably doesn't know english...for the most part and if so, very little. So, if you have anything to say you will be speaking through your husband...unless you know arabic very well.

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The rule is, if the hotel is 4-5 stars then they dont ask. Otherwise, they will ask you. It doesn't matter if you are American or not, the country has its rules and everyone has to obide by them. That's the reason they made it easier in 4-5 star hotels, for tourists. That will cost you a pretty penny though.

Good luck!

Well.... I stayed at a place downtown -- clean and decent and quite large rooms, but definitely not a 4-5 star hotel. :lol: Mahmoud wasn't with me, but there was another American woman in our group with her Palestinian husband. He just went to the counter and asked for a room for himself and his wife. No further questions were asked about it, and they did not have to produce their marriage certificate. Maybe they just "looked married" or something, or maybe it was because she was obviously American, or maybe at other places it may be different. Who knows ?

Anyway, Palilover, I really doubt you will encounter difficulties. Just bring a copy of your marriage certificate -- does it look like an "official" American courthouse document ? That should be enough "evidence," if they even ask.

Well that is the official rule, I'm sure not everyone enforces it.

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