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Hey guys need help so i live in the uk and my fiancé lives in the states I’m going to the states on February to marry my wife on a Confidential marriage license in long beach (the confidential marriage license says we need to live together before applying there is no minimum requirement for how long it’s just a technicality). After the marriage i will stay in the states for another week then return to the uk and we will start to file for the CR1 process I just want to know has anyone done this and I’m abit scared because they might say when we apply for the CR1 that I lied about living together and it will affect our whole application can anyone help me? 

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Can you provide a link to explain this?  I have never heard of a marriage license requiring that you have lived together.  I thought a confidential marriage license just means only the couple can obtain copies..

 


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I think a "confidential" marriage license was originally designed for couples who lived together before officially marrying.  In order to hide thie fact that they had lived "in sin", the law allowed the marriage records to be hidden from public records......it seems this is an option, but is not required. 


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ive never heard of a confidential marriage license but ok. but why not file for a regular one?

 

as far as what you will be sending to verify the marriage, it will be the marriage certificate. i doubt it would say anything about being confidential or living together.


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Nowadays the only people that regularly take advantage of California’s confidential marriage license law are celebrities who don’t want TMZ or People knowing when they got married and their address, etc. 

 

Why are you maintaining secrecy? You are creating more problems for yourself. It will very likely be raised at your interview why you don’t want your marriage on public record. Looks like it’s being kept a secret from your friends and family. Why would anyone keep the happiest event in their lives a secret from those they are close to? This aside from being economical with the truth on living together. 


 

 

 

 

 

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You need a "marriage certificate".  A "license" allows you to marry.  After marriage, you'll have a marriage certificate. Sometimes they appear on the same page, but a license is not enough.  Unless you have a very good reason to keep your marriage record unavailable to the public, just don't do it that way.


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15 hours ago, DannyT1991 said:

I’m abit scared because they might say when we apply for the CR1 that I lied about living together and it will affect our whole application

Who did or would you lie to about living together?  What is wrong with living together?  

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