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Confidential Marriage License | Good or Bad idea

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Hi everyone,

 

My boyfriend and I are getting married soon and we're debating wether or not we should do a confidential marriage (it's allowed here in California). What that means is that there won't be any public records of our marriage for people to get.

 

We are considering it because we are gay and I come from a muslim country that criminalizes homosexuality. I just want to be able to go back and forth to see my family safely. I fear that if I get a normal marriage license, everyone could easily find out by doing a simple google search which in turn could jeopardize my safety whenever I go back to visit. Also, my boyfriend isn't out to his parents either so he doesn't want them to know just yet.

 

Will having a confidential marriage raise any red flags for USCIS? We are truly in love with each other and genuinely want to get married.

 

Please advise.

 

Thank you.

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Begs the question on what basis they would think you were able to move to the US.


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1 hour ago, jordanmic said:

 

Will having a confidential marriage raise any red flags for USCIS?

Not an issue. A marriage is a marriage.  


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2 hours ago, jordanmic said:

Forgot to mention that I moved here on a student visa. My goal was to attend college and get a masters, nothing less, nothing more.

I think what boiler was asking, was if you stay and adjust status from being married, how you would explain the permanent move to the US to your family. Nevertheless, that’s a personal issue not an immigration one. Your explanation, should uscis even ask, is perfectly valid and I assume you have enough evidence of a genuine relationship for a spousal petition. 

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12 hours ago, SusieQQQ said:

I think what boiler was asking, was if you stay and adjust status from being married, how you would explain the permanent move to the US to your family. Nevertheless, that’s a personal issue not an immigration one. Your explanation, should uscis even ask, is perfectly valid and I assume you have enough evidence of a genuine relationship for a spousal petition. 

 

Thanks for the clarification. That's something I'll have to figure out later... But yes we do have enough evidence. Thank you!

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