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Hello!

i know this sounds weird (maybe). Myself and my Fiance (i'm British he's American) live in London and would like to get married pretty quickly, and we were told that because the US Embassy is classified as American soil, we could actually marry there!!

would anybody have a clue if this is correct??

Many thanks in advance

Ash :dance:

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I dunno. But I'll be waiting to see the answer, too. Interesting idea.... What would the marriage certificate be like? Isn't marriage governed by state laws instead of federal ones? So then which ones do you adhere to and under which state's authority is the marriage granted?

Very interesting.


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I don't think the embassies do weddings... But even if they do, who would marry you? The COs are not legally able to sign wedding certs, and a UK priest/ registrar would still need to follow UK laws.


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I'm really thinking it's not possible and that "US soil" here doesn't quite extend to this particular circumstance. Fun to follow the possibilities for a bit, though.


USCIS : 104 Days

10-30-2009 : I-130 and Documents Sent

11-06-2009 : NOA1

02-18-2010 : NOA2

NVC : 66 Days

02-24-2010 : Case Number Assigned

02-25-2010 : E-Mails Given to NVC Operator

02-26-2010 : DS-3032 Sent by E-Mail

03-02-2010 : Received DS-3032 and AOS Bill

03-02-2010 : DS-3032 Accepted

03-02-2010 : Pay AOS and IV Bill Online

03-04-2010 : AOS Shows PAID

03-08-2010 : IV Bill Shows PAID

03-09-2010 : AOS and Documents Sent

03-09-2010 : Receive IV Bill

03-19-2010 : DS-230 and Documents Sent

03-24-2010 : False RFE for DS-230; Confirmed AOS Reviewed and No Missing Information Found

04-02-2010 : Sign-In Failed. Thank you, Lord!

04-05-2010 : Case Completed at NVC

04-15-2010 : Majorly Unhappy with NVC

04-30-2010 : Interview Date Assigned

Embassy :

05-06-2010 : Medical Exam

06-08-2010 : Interview Date -- Approved! Experience and Review

06-18-2010 : Visa Received

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I realize this is a different consulate but the answer is probably the same:

Please be advised that no marriage ceremonies are performed at the U.S. Embassy or Consulates in Turkey. U.S. military personnel are reminded that they may have to obtain the approval of their commanding officers before marrying.

http://istanbul.usconsulate.gov/getting_married.html


YMMV

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Hello!

i know this sounds weird (maybe). Myself and my Fiance (i'm British he's American) live in London and would like to get married pretty quickly, and we were told that because the US Embassy is classified as American soil, we could actually marry there!!

would anybody have a clue if this is correct??

Many thanks in advance

Ash :dance:

This is a common misconception. A foreign mission, whether it's an embassy or consulate, is not the sovereign territory of the nation represented by the mission. It is still under the jurisdiction of the host nation. However, it generally has special privileges afforded by diplomatic immunity, and is usually not subject to many local laws. A child born in an embassy compound is not automatically a citizen of the represented nation. Likewise, a marriage that takes place in an embassy compound is not taking place in the sovereign territory of the represented nation - it is taking place in the host nation.


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