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hello! just wanna ask,does anybody knows how does a dual proxy marriage works? can a couple get married while fiance is in deployment and im here philippines? IS it possible to have a wedding in US? if so, can we still apply for fiance visa or should we apply spouse visa?thanks for your input.appreciate it!

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I woudln't even bother with a proxy marriage since it is not recognized by the US government unless the marriage has been consumated.

File for I129F for the fiance visa and marry in the US

Is a proxy marriage absolutly necessary for you?

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I woudln't even bother with a proxy marriage since it is not recognized by the US government unless the marriage has been consumated.

File for I129F for the fiance visa and marry in the US

Is a proxy marriage absolutely necessary for you?

Good luck

Agreed. Proxy marriages are extremely difficult to have recognized by the US, especially for immigrants. 129F is the recommended path.

http://www.uscis.gov/ilink/docView/AFM/HTML/AFM/0-0-0-1/0-0-0-3481/0-0-0-4484.html

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If he will be deployed you can file for the K1 and file for an expediate.

Only if they have actually met in person can he file for K-1. OP has not mentioned that.


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this is for a family member who wants to go through the proxy marriage thats why I am asking. And yeap! they have met already it's just that the guy is currently deployed & now they want to do the proxy marriage thing. So I am asking if it's possible to have the proxy marriage even if he is in deployment and the girl is in the philippines. how legit is this? thank you

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this is for a family member who wants to go through the proxy marriage thats why I am asking. And yeap! they have met already it's just that the guy is currently deployed & now they want to do the proxy marriage thing. So I am asking if it's possible to have the proxy marriage even if he is in deployment and the girl is in the philippines. how legit is this? thank you

Since they've met in person already, why not have the USC submit I-129f petition? Then, with his deployed status he can get it expedited and the fiancee could possibly be all done and with visa in hand by the time his deployment ends.


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Double proxy marriages are legal in Montana (there has been at least one member who has done this) and could be an option for the OP's friend. But in order for the marriage to be recognized for immigration purposes the couple would have to meet after the ceremony took place. So they still would not be able to file for a spousal visa until they saw each other again.

If time and immigration are their main concern then filing the K-1 makes the most sense. If it is having the legal status of being married and they don't mind waiting for the immigration benefit until after they have seen each other again then the proxy marriage might be the way to go.

It should be noted that if they do a proxy marriage then they will not be eligible for the K-1.

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Double proxy marriages are legal in Montana (there has been at least one member who has done this) and could be an option for the OP's friend. But in order for the marriage to be recognized for immigration purposes the couple would have to meet after the ceremony took place. So they still would not be able to file for a spousal visa until they saw each other again.

If time and immigration are their main concern then filing the K-1 makes the most sense. If it is having the legal status of being married and they don't mind waiting for the immigration benefit until after they have seen each other again then the proxy marriage might be the way to go.

It should be noted that if they do a proxy marriage then they will not be eligible for the K-1.

they just did the proxy thing :) the guy is in deployment the family member is in the philippines. just dont know what are they going to use in filing the petition :)

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they just did the proxy thing :) the guy is in deployment the family member is in the philippines. just dont know what are they going to use in filing the petition :)

If they haven't met after the proxy marriage and consummated it, nothing they can do - the petition will get rejected.


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Note only certains states recongize proxy marriages, they must be register to live in one of these states inorder for the proxy marriage to recongize by USCIS.

Never know why people make life so hard for thenmselves.

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hello! just wanna ask,does anybody knows how does a dual proxy marriage works? can a couple get married while fiance is in deployment and im here philippines? IS it possible to have a wedding in US? if so, can we still apply for fiance visa or should we apply spouse visa?thanks for your input.appreciate it!

Well, you did use "im" & "we" in your first post. To top it off, you have a significant other that is in military. If it was for a family member you could have just mentioned that right off the bat. Others have answered your question. Good luck.

this is for a family member who wants to go through the proxy marriage thats why I am asking. And yeap! they have met already it's just that the guy is currently deployed & now they want to do the proxy marriage thing. So I am asking if it's possible to have the proxy marriage even if he is in deployment and the girl is in the philippines. how legit is this? thank you

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