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Hello everyone :)

Now that we've been approved it's time to start planning!!

So I have a question about obtaining a marriage license in Nevada with regards to the AOS we need to file after marriage...

We have our hearts set on a real fun "American style" wedding in Vegas. But yesterday I feel as if I might have been slapped in the face with reality :(

A coworker of mine said I may not be able to get my marriage license in Nevada for up to six weeks after we are married (because we are residents of another state, or I am, he will be, you know what I mean)...And we need the license for the AOS, right? Is she correct on having to wait six weeks?

I read on the Clark County website (Vegas) that the marriage license is issued the same day that you go into the office and pay the fee...is that for residents only??

Basically, my question is ...has anyone gotten married in Vegas after going through the K1 process? Did you have issues?

Your help is greatly appreciated :)

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What your co-worker said makes no sense. :unsure: You're not able to get the marriage license in NV for up to six weeks after you're married? Edit: Unless they're confusing marriage license (ability to marry) with the marriage certificate (what will be filed in NV stating the marriage occurred)...

Go by what's on the Clark County site. There isn't any residency restriction on securing a marriage license: http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/clerk/Services/Pages/MarriageLicenses.aspx

You can even fill out the application online, apparently, and bring it in to save time. Enjoy your wedding, Vegas-style! :D

Hello everyone :)

Now that we've been approved it's time to start planning!!

So I have a question about obtaining a marriage license in Nevada with regards to the AOS we need to file after marriage...

We have our hearts set on a real fun "American style" wedding in Vegas. But yesterday I feel as if I might have been slapped in the face with reality :(

A coworker of mine said I may not be able to get my marriage license in Nevada for up to six weeks after we are married (because we are residents of another state, or I am, he will be, you know what I mean)...And we need the license for the AOS, right? Is she correct on having to wait six weeks?

I read on the Clark County website (Vegas) that the marriage license is issued the same day that you go into the office and pay the fee...is that for residents only??

Basically, my question is ...has anyone gotten married in Vegas after going through the K1 process? Did you have issues?

Your help is greatly appreciated :)

Edited by LeftCoastLady

Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." – George Carlin

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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The marriage license is issue the same day, but that only allows you to get married in Las Vegas it is not proof of marriage. What you'll need to show proof of marriage is a certified copy of the marriage certificate, which you must obtain from the county clerk's office and it does take a few weeks..not sure if it actually takes six week.

See this link for more info:

http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/clerk/Services/Pages/MarriageLicenseRecords.aspx

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Netherlands
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Thank you thank you

I just got off the phone with the Clark County clerks office and I did have it confused, I think she meant the marriage certificate.

So what I really need to be concerned with is obtaining the certificate...The woman I talked to said I can try and speak with the person who marries us and let them know we need the document immediately so we can try and stay in Vegas a few days longer and pick it up when its ready.

Maybe I can just drive back up when it's ready, I mean it's only a four hour drive =/ And it'd be better to be in control of when I can get it than waiting for it in the mail..

Or would it make any difference in the timing of getting the marriage certificate if we marry in California or Neveda?

Again thank you!

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Each state handles marriage differently and within a state, the county may handle the processing differently, so it would depend on where you choose to marry and the information available for that county. When you decide on where to marry, check the county for that locale and look for the marriage license section. It will likely also include details on when the official certificate will be available. Some places process faster than others.

Thank you thank you

I just got off the phone with the Clark County clerks office and I did have it confused, I think she meant the marriage certificate.

So what I really need to be concerned with is obtaining the certificate...The woman I talked to said I can try and speak with the person who marries us and let them know we need the document immediately so we can try and stay in Vegas a few days longer and pick it up when its ready.

Maybe I can just drive back up when it's ready, I mean it's only a four hour drive =/ And it'd be better to be in control of when I can get it than waiting for it in the mail..

Or would it make any difference in the timing of getting the marriage certificate if we marry in California or Neveda?

Again thank you!


Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." – George Carlin

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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As long as you are married within 90 days of the POE using the K1 visa, you are not required to file AOS within that 90 days as well. I wouldn't recommend waiting until like day 87 to get married, but if you are outside the 90 day window and try to AOS, thats not held against you. You are only required to marry within 90 days of the POE into the USA. Marriage LICENSES (ability to marry) are issued in Vegas 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Certificates (proof of marriage) are sent later. Again this was stated earlier.

Have a great Vegas wedding!! Congratulations


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05-14-2012: Received Physical NOA1
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06-27-2013: Received Physical NOAs for AOS, EAD and AP

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09-04-2013: EAD/AP Approved! (Even though it no longer matters because GC was approved the day before)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Netherlands
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VJ never fails to be so helpful :)

So after phone calls to Clark County's clerk and recorders offices, I have a decent time frame in mind!!

In case anyone might be wondering --------

I can get the license the day we marry, and the certificate has a 10 day filing time for the person that marries us (hopefully he can be persuaded to file as soon as possible) , from which point it takes a day for the recorders office to document and produce the marriage certificate. It can be picked up in person, or ordered online and mailed to me, with an estimated delivery time of 7-10 days. A LOT better than 6 weeks!!

We've decided to move ahead with Vegas =D

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
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The marriage certificate has to be recorded before you can get a certified copy which you will need for your AOS. When we got married (in Orange County, Calif.) they said it would ready in two weeks. It was actually recorded and ready 5 days later when I called to check.

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Moved from K1 Process & Procedures to Off Topic; topic is about wedding planning in Vegas and not about any immigration process.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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You might try one more call to Clark County, In Arizona after the minster and every one else signed the license, it was given back to me. I had to take the signed license to the county clerks office for recording. Then went back in 7 days for the certificate and at that time I got two certified copies, one for AOS and another for??? DO NOT send your original certificate for AOS, you might not get it back :thumbs:

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Good luck to your upcoming Vegas-style wedding!! :dance: :dance:


K1
05/22/12 - Mailed I-129F
08/17/12 - Approved I-129F NOA2 (85 days)
11/19/12 - Approved Visa!! (179 days)
12/01/12 - POE Honolulu, HI
12/21/12 - Wedding Day!
AOS, EAD and AP
01/05/13 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131
01/09/13 - USCIS accepted case and received text
01/11/13 - Cashed check
01/08/13 - Received NOA1
01/18/13 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice
01/22/13 - Early Biometrics Walk-in (scheduled Feb 7)
01/27/13 - We're pregnant!!
02/04/13 - Received Appointment Notice
03/04/13 - Approved EAD and AP (58 days)
03/12/13 - Received EAD and AP combo card
03/12/13 - Interview and Approved GC (63 days)
03/20/13 - Received Green Card

10/3/13 - Baby #1 arrived

2/17/14 - Pregnant again! LOL

10/20/14 - Baby #2 arrived
ROC
01/09/15 - Mailed I-751

01/12/15 - NOA

01/16/15 - Received NOA Letter

01/20/15 - Mailed DMV 1yr Extension

02/05/15 - Received Biometrics Letter

02/09/15 - Early Bio (Walk-IN)

02/19/15 - Biometrics Appointment

06/15/15 - Approved
06/15/15 - Card Ordered and Mailed

08/22/15 - Card Received

N-400 on or after 12/15/15



and they'll live happily ever, ever after...
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