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Hi everyone,

Just a quick question. I live in California now for three years almost. My family however, are all from the east coast (Rhode Island). So because they all want to come to the wedding (city hall), I was wondering if it's ok to marry in Rhode Island and have that be valid in Cali? Does it take longer or is there a special form that needs to be filled out? It would be much easier I guess for us two to fly to Rhode Island than for like 20+ people to fly to Cali and spend money on hotels and restaurants. Thanks for your help.

-Carlos

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You can get married butt naked on a beach in Tonga or by the Captain of a cruise ship that's hovering near Hanoi. You can get married in an igloo in Iceland or while jumping off an airplane with a parachute. Heck, you can even get married by an Elvis impersonator while driving a pink Cadillac down the Las Vegas strip.

All of this has been done many times before and the result is always the same: you'll be a married man afterward, anywhere, even in Kellyphornia.

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Check that Rhode Island will issue you a marriage license as non-residents. They could also require special documents or have a waiting period between the license and the ceremony.

Try this document which I found with Google General Marriage Requirements Rhode Island


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Hi everyone,

Just a quick question. I live in California now for three years almost. My family however, are all from the east coast (Rhode Island). So because they all want to come to the wedding (city hall), I was wondering if it's ok to marry in Rhode Island and have that be valid in Cali? Does it take longer or is there a special form that needs to be filled out? It would be much easier I guess for us two to fly to Rhode Island than for like 20+ people to fly to Cali and spend money on hotels and restaurants. Thanks for your help.

-Carlos

If all I had to do was change states to invalidate my marriage I would move tomorrow


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Taiwan
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i guess it was a dumb question, as i found the answer literally a minute after i posted it. and payxibka, sorry to hear that about your marriage... but thanks for the emphatic "yes, you can marry wherever you want"...

-carlos

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You can get married butt naked on a beach in Tonga or by the Captain of a cruise ship that's hovering near Hanoi.
:bonk: Check the status of the poster before making such a response (even if you DID mean to be sarky). K-1's marriage MUST be done in the US--which does not include Tonga or Hanoi last-I-checked.
You can get married in an igloo in Iceland or while jumping off an airplane with a parachute. Heck, you can even get married by an Elvis impersonator while driving a pink Cadillac down the Las Vegas strip.

All of this has been done many times before and the result is always the same: you'll be a married man afterward, anywhere, even in Kellyphornia.


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