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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nepal
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Hi guys

this might be out of cr1 visa process but is related somehow.

We got married in nepal (my nation). And while filing I-139 we got out marriage being acknowledge in boulder county (that is where my usc wife lives)

thing is she went to city hall and got it listed on public record.

We are wondering, what should we do to make sure that our wedding is acknowledged in US??

Just taking an extra step to show our relation being true

any idea guys

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No special process is required; married is married.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nepal
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Thanks Hypnos

Thing is we are married in Nepal (that's my country) and our marriage was noted in public record at Boulder county in city hall.

We just are making sure that our marriage is recognized in US as well. Is there any authority that my wife can visit where she can show our marriage certificate from Nepal and may be some kind of docx which states our marriage is listed in public record in Boulder County and get a certificate from US government authority which states that they recognize our marriage certificate from Nepal and is given some kind of document for married in United States as well.

Just trying to get as many evidence as we can for NVC and Embassy.

Any help on this regards guys

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Colombia
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you did the right thing go to the county court house with your marriage certificate get it registered attach that to your marriage certificate for keeps you pay a fee for that,

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nepal
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yes we paid the fee.. And we did this before applying I-130 (that is when we were collecting evidence and documents).

Do you think that is enough? Or is there any higher authority who will give us some other documents as recognition??

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nepal
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thank you for your help and info.

We are just being super careful about every documents and evidence. Just dont want to up and don't want those people at NVC and embassy make any issue.

Its so hard to be far away from each other. And we just dont want to mess and delay 'coz of our own silly mistake. Just too nervous about everything.

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You do not need to do anything. So long as your marriage is legal in Nepal, the US will recognize it. There are countries where one would register a marriage that happened abroad, but the US is not one of them. You don't need to worry about this.

USCIS should recognize your Nepali marriage certificate.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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No special process is required; married is married.

You do not need to do anything. So long as your marriage is legal in Nepal, the US will recognize it. There are countries where one would register a marriage that happened abroad, but the US is not one of them. You don't need to worry about this.

USCIS should recognize your Nepali marriage certificate.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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You wasted your money paying any fees to register your marriage in a US county. If your marriage was legally recorded in Nepal, that's all USCIS cares about - just need to provide your proof of marriage from Nepal.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nepal
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Well its legally rsgistered in nepal.. Well getting it acknowledged at boulder county was just that we wanted to be extra careful and not mess with silly stuff.

We dont know much so we did everything possible to show we are madly in love and married.

I even changed everything at blog and posted about being married in my photo blog thinking if any one from uscis or nvc will do search. Just extra careful.

We also got wedding announcement on newspaper and its now online as well over the newpaper website fom US with our image.

Its just few extra dollar.. Just being careful.. And we cant and we dont want to stay away.

P.s: i denied nikon offer coz i didnt wanted to change job coz that offer from nikon came after we sent g-325a and we dont want any question.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nepal
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Questions like why my work address is different than one in G-325A

nikon is very important for me for my dreams as a pro photog but before my wife smile nikon offer was nothing and i didnt wanted extra questions abt different address

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