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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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legitimize the marriage? what?

who's telling you that your marriage needs to be legitimized?

If yer a USCitizen,

and

she's come in on a spousal visa,

you already represented to the US Government that you've married a foreign national, they gave her permission to immigrate based on yer marital status.

If you'd read something that clearly states you MUST make steps to LEGITIMIZE the marriage, I'd appreciate an url.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Sweden
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A few months ago, during a visit, I brought my husband to the County Recorder Office and they chuckled and said "we don't do that." they went on to tell me that any entity (such as a bank) that needs proof of the marriage will ask for a copy of marriage certificate.

Seems like it should be recorded somewhere, though, doesn't it!


IR-1/CR-1 Spouse CA Svc Ctr 2011 (82 days) Apr07: NOA1. Jun27: NOA2 text.
Delivery from USCIS to NVC (24 days) Jul21: CSC mailed it to NVC

NVC (43 days)
Jul25: "in the NVC bldg"---->Jul26: NVC Case#,IIN# (1 day in-house, 29 days since NOA2)

AOS i-864.....Jul28: bill rcv'd (2 days)& paid ---->Aug01: "paid"/mailed (4 days). Aug3: AOS in the bldg
Aug 11: phone rep "AOS RFE: 23/24a: no blanks" (pdf won't print n/a"). Fedex'd new copy (arrived Aug 12)
Aug 22: AOS approved

IV ds-230:
Jul26: send DS-3032 ----> Jul29: DS-3032 accepted (3 days)
Aug01: bill rcv'd (2 days)& paid ---->Aug02: "paid"/mailed (1 day)
Aug04:ds-230 delivered ---> Aug 12: "under review"
Aug 15: phone rep "RFE:ds-230 #30." (16th bdate left as "----") Fedex'd new copy (arrived Aug 16)
Aug 30: phone rep: "no military record." me: "it's there!" rep: "15 biz days starting today"
Sep 06: phone rep: "needs review. 15 MORE biz days" me: "no way" Supervisor asks Mgr "open file & verify it's complete since 8/16." 6 hours later: CASE CLOSED!

Consulate
Sep 13: INTERVIEW scheduled, email letter arrived
Sep 15: MEDICAL in Stockholm
Sep 23: Packet Left NVC -> Embassy
Oct 31: INTERVIEW 4-minutes and DONE. APPROVED. Visa is "in the mail"

Nov 27: arrival in USA

DIVORCE: final May 2015 - never whould have married without dating in-person for at least a year.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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i thought the same... but one of her cousins told her that they knew someone who got deported back because they didnt "legitimize" their marriage.

Wow. If I were in yer shoes,

I'd find that cousin

then find that 'someone'

then find that someone's priest

and ask them what happend.

Smells like a paperwork issue , nothing else.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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Well now that my wife is here in the USA, what all do i need to do to legitimize the marriage here in the usa?

????????????????????? than is new for me . Because for my understanding as i said i do in colombia and enter mi siganature that made it legal that is w. out all process that i benn going true

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Well now that my wife is here in the USA, what all do i need to do to legitimize the marriage here in the usa?

Are you thinking about the process of 'Removal of Conditions' perhaps? In about 2 years, you will need to submit an I-751, with evidence that your marriage is legitimate...perhaps that is what they were talking about.


ROC

06/15/2013 - I-751 Sent

06/19/2013 - NOA 1

07/17/2013 - Biometrics

08/19/2013 - Case transferred from VSC to CSC

09/17/2013 - Approved!

09/23/2013 - Received approval notice.

10/09/2013 - Card received. Fini!

N400

12/18/2017 - N400 submitted

12/19/2017 - NOA

01/09/2018 - Biometrics

04/10/2018 - Interview

04/27/2018 - Oath

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I should mention...what I posted above only applies if your wife came under a CR-1 visa (married less that 2 years when you entered the country). IR-1's don't have to do anything else.


ROC

06/15/2013 - I-751 Sent

06/19/2013 - NOA 1

07/17/2013 - Biometrics

08/19/2013 - Case transferred from VSC to CSC

09/17/2013 - Approved!

09/23/2013 - Received approval notice.

10/09/2013 - Card received. Fini!

N400

12/18/2017 - N400 submitted

12/19/2017 - NOA

01/09/2018 - Biometrics

04/10/2018 - Interview

04/27/2018 - Oath

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legitimize the marriage? what?

who's telling you that your marriage needs to be legitimized?

If yer a USCitizen,

and

she's come in on a spousal visa,

you already represented to the US Government that you've married a foreign national, they gave her permission to immigrate based on yer marital status.

If you'd read something that clearly states you MUST make steps to LEGITIMIZE the marriage, I'd appreciate an url.

:thumbs:

NO NO NO--there is no requirement to record your marriage--NO NO NO. Just be happy living a good, normal life here.

Unless, the beneficiary came on a K1 visa. Agree, otherwise.:thumbs:

NO NO NO--there is no requirement to record your marriage--NO NO NO. Just be happy living a good, normal life here.

....then the marriage should be reported...?

Wow. If I were in yer shoes,

I'd find that cousin

then find that 'someone'

then find that someone's priest

and ask them what happend.

Smells like a paperwork issue , nothing else.

That...will be fun! :lol:


Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

I've contacted the admin several times but I got zero response.

https://meiscookery.wordpress.com

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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Getting married on a K-1 visa is not "reporting" the marriage--it is just getting married under the laws of the state where you have the ceremony, and it doesn't have to be the state where you live. For example, we live in NJ, but eloped in NYC because we thought it would be romantic--and it was !!!

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i thought the same... but one of her cousins told her that they knew someone who got deported back because they didnt "legitimize" their marriage.

You shouldn't be running to believe the "hearsay"... coz most often, if not always...hearsay will drive you crazy...so, be careful in listening to "it"next time.


Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

I've contacted the admin several times but I got zero response.

https://meiscookery.wordpress.com

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Getting married on a K-1 visa is not "reporting" the marriage--it is just getting married under the laws of the state where you have the ceremony, and it doesn't have to be the state where you live. For example, we live in NJ, but eloped in NYC because we thought it would be romantic--and it was !!!

Doesn't the K1 visa holders needs to report their marriage to the consulte here in the US after marrying, ie. Philippine Consulate? For it to be recognized? I'm not a K1, so what I wrote was just based on what I read here on VJ!


Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

I've contacted the admin several times but I got zero response.

https://meiscookery.wordpress.com

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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All that is required after getting married on a K-1 visa is to Adjust Status using form I-485 and getting a SS#, and if the spouse wants to work, also an I-765 needs to be filed, so I guess some might view that as registering the marriage, but it has nothing to do with foreign consulates.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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All that is required after getting married on a K-1 visa is to Adjust Status using form I-485 and getting a SS#, and if the spouse wants to work, also an I-765 needs to be filed, so I guess some might view that as registering the marriage, but it has nothing to do with foreign consulates.

Mmmm no. Your post is confusing. I-485 is the application for greencard which IS the work authorisation, once approved of course. An I-765 (EAD) is filed to work while the GC is processing, once the GC is approved the EAD is no longer required.

Also, in the Philippines many tend to register their marriage. It's not an immigration requirement but I think that's what the previous post was referring to. It's not mandatory, but many do it.

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