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Hi everyone :) Yesterday I had my interview for K-1 visa and it was approved. I would like to ask - does someone here know what I am going to need for getting marry in USA as a foreigner? Is it same for all states ? (our is Arizona)

 

I would like to be ready as soon as possible, so I am trying to find out everything, cause cant wait to be with him again….

 

 

Thank you for help,

 

 

kris

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8 minutes ago, krisvm said:

Hi everyone :) Yesterday I had my interview for K-1 visa and it was approved. I would like to ask - does someone here know what I am going to need for getting marry in USA as a foreigner? Is it same for all states ? (our is Arizona)

 

I would like to be ready as soon as possible, so I am trying to find out everything, cause cant wait to be with him again….

 

 

Thank you for help,

 

 

kris

In the states all you will need is an ID.  Your passport will do!  Congratulations.

 


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PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

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2 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

In the states all you will need is an ID.  Your passport will do!  Congratulations.

 

thank you.. i am confused.. like i am trying to find it out on internet but it does not look like good information.. every page is saying different things… birt certificate with official apostille? document what is saying i am not married….?

 

so really only ID?

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1 minute ago, krisvm said:

thank you.. i am confused.. like i am trying to find it out on internet but it does not look like good information.. every page is saying different things… birt certificate with official apostille? document what is saying i am not married….?

 

so really only ID?

Every case I've seen has only required the passport and/or birth certificate.  Most just use the passport.  I suppose there may be slight differences depending on the state but I have never heard of proof of no marriage outside of the Philippines.  Generally you show your ID, fill out the license application, pay the fee and you are able to marry the next day.  In my years here I haven't seen it much more complicated than that.


June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 

March 14, 2019 -  NVC Case Number Assigned

June 25, 2019 -  Interviews

June 27, 2019 -  Visas Issued

July 16, 2019 -  POE

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

IMG_6043.jpeg.f00e0714733e6533148a7bb56d286460.jpeg

 

 

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7 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

Every case I've seen has only required the passport and/or birth certificate.  Most just use the passport.  I suppose there may be slight differences depending on the state but I have never heard of proof of no marriage outside of the Philippines.  Generally you show your ID, fill out the license application, pay the fee and you are able to marry the next day.  In my years here I haven't seen it much more complicated than that.

thank you :) i ll try to ask on ambassy when i ll go to take my passport back, they should know too so :) thank you again

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Yes, you just need some sort of ID. The process vary depends on the state, but usually you have to fill in an application for a "license" to marry. Once you have the license, you can actually get married. Depend on the county, some you have to schedule an appointment with the magistrate or whoever has the authority to wed people, some county you just walk in. They almost always require some witnesses, usually 2 or something. Everyone sign and viola, you become husband and wife or husband and husband or wife and wife or whatever. In some states, they sign and put a seal on the bottom of the "license" and it becomes the official marriage certificate. In other states, they will issue a new marriage certificate.

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2 minutes ago, krisvm said:

thank you :) i ll try to ask on ambassy when i ll go to take my passport back, they should know too so :) thank you again

Look up your specific (future) county of residence in the US for marriage license information.


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5 minutes ago, krisvm said:

thank you :) i ll try to ask on ambassy when i ll go to take my passport back, they should know too so :) thank you again

I doubt if they would know.  If you are getting married in Arizona, check out this site.  It is for Maricopa County but it will give you an idea.

 

http://clerkofcourt.maricopa.gov/marlic.asp#age_requirements

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June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 

March 14, 2019 -  NVC Case Number Assigned

June 25, 2019 -  Interviews

June 27, 2019 -  Visas Issued

July 16, 2019 -  POE

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

IMG_6043.jpeg.f00e0714733e6533148a7bb56d286460.jpeg

 

 

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38 minutes ago, krisvm said:

thank you :) i ll try to ask on ambassy when i ll go to take my passport back, they should know too so :) thank you again

Does the consulate have your passport, or do you still have your passport?


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get your SS  number before the I 94 on your passport expires or you have to wait a long time after marriage for the SS number 

 

Both parties must be present to obtain a marriage license. Each individual is required to provide a valid government-issued photo I.D., such as a driver's license, passport, etc. to show proof of age and confirm identity. NOTE: a Matricula Consular I.D. card is not an acceptable form of identification for any type of marriage license to be issued. Arizona Revised Statute 25-121(B) requires applicants to provide their social security number (SSN), if any. Except for child support purposes, the Clerk's Office may not release SSNs without the applicant's written request.
 

there are special provisions if it is a covenant marriage

 

http://clerkofcourt.maricopa.gov/marlic.asp#age_requirements

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7 hours ago, adil-rafa said:

there are special provisions if it is a covenant marriage

I had to look that one up...)


Not a newbie but lost my old info years ago) I have been through this process before --all the way through naturalization-- This site has always been a great help to me. 

 

 

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10 hours ago, boris64 said:

I had to look that one up...)

i only  knew about as we lived out west for 2 years and in 23 other states as IBM  means i've been moved and they moved us around a lot

 

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Hey! We got our license on Monday and I gave my passport and my fiancée (USC) gave his drivers license. Very quick and smooth process. This was in NYC though but hopefully it is of some help :) we get married on Friday. 

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Welcome to Arizona!

We got married in Pima County (Tucson). There, the marriage license turns into the marriage certificate once everybody signs. We had the lady from the county come out to a random park in our neighborhood where we did a quick ceremony, and they happily obliged.

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Come up to Vegas, really easy to get married here. Hit the license bureau ( 15 min max. 5 min if you fill out your information online first 77 bucks) hit the drive thru wedding ( 80 bucks) pick up a few copies of your marriage certificate the next day (15 bucks each). Roll back to Arizona, or kick it a few days in Vegas and try your luck on the slots. If you want, I have an fully licensed officiant that will meet you anywhere you want to get married in Vegas for 100 bucks. PM me for her contact info.

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