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I have a question, I want to know if I have to register my marriage here in the states. I am a US citizen, my husband resides in Italy, he has register our marriage there cause we married there, the question I have is do I have to still Register it here in the states before I send in my I-130? Thank you..

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the question I have is do I have to still Register it here in the states before I send in my I-130?

No


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I have a question, I want to know if I have to register my marriage here in the states. I am a US citizen, my husband resides in Italy, he has register our marriage there cause we married there, the question I have is do I have to still Register it here in the states before I send in my I-130? Thank you..

negative. US recognizes your marriage as long as the marriage is valid in the jurisdiction that it took place.

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No, you just need to send your marriage certificate with the I-130. Make sure you get about 4 or 5 originals of the marriage certificate.

Thank you for your response, why need so many originals? Will they be asking for that many? I will do just to be on the safe side thanks.

negative. US recognizes your marriage as long as the marriage is valid in the jurisdiction that it took place.

Thank you gstrength

Nope

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Thank you for your response, why need so many originals? Will they be asking for that many? I will do just to be on the safe side thanks.

Thank you gstrength

Thanks

Have that many copies because it is usually a MESS to get more copies in Italy later down the road (hello... 3 trips and 10 hours at the communa, broken photocopier, feria, the correct person not being available to certify...so on and so forth.... welcome to business in Italy) ... Much easier to get the copies now!


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Have that many copies because it is usually a MESS to get more copies in Italy later down the road (hello... 3 trips and 10 hours at the communa, broken photocopier, feria, the correct person not being available to certify...so on and so forth.... welcome to business in Italy) ... Much easier to get the copies now!

Thank you Christeen and I will get 5 more originals from them and I have experienced a few delays when I was there as well. Thanks..:)

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