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Marriage in US while on Visa Waiver

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I am due to travel from Ireland with my fiancee (who is a US citizen) to get married this year (in September). I am an Irish citizen.

We are only travelling to the US to get married and then will return back to Ireland a week or so later (spending 2-3 weeks in the US overall). She is a legal resident of Ireland and we are both employed here, there is no question of us wanting to remain in the US after getting married (although ultimately a permanent move might be on option in the years to come).

From a bit of research, it seem that I can travel to the US to get married on the Visa Wavier program provided I have no intention to overstay my visa or apply for a change of status once married. Is that correct?

If yes, what would I need to bring with me to the airport to convince border control that I am bona-fide? Is it difficult to convince them that I'll be coming back to Ireland?

At this stage the fiance visa looks like it would take too long and, in any event, I have no intention of taking up residence in the US after getting married.


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VWP is what you want.

Unusual to be asked anything to prove your ties but you both have jobs etc so take what you have only to be shown if asked.

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