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Hmm, I'm not sure how USCIS will accept a marriage certificate that is expiring. It is license or a certificate? Will read up on confidential marriages in California to clear my conscience on this.

 

Did you actually marry with witnesses and all?

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Yeah I’ve never heard of marriage certificate expiring. I got married in California also and the only one that has an expiration is the marriage license, it’s only good for 90 days from the time you apply for it. Confidential marriage should have the same kind of marriage certificate. Confidential marriage means your marriage won’t be in public records and as far as I know that’s about it. 

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2 hours ago, jordanmic said:

Hi,

 

I just received copies of my marriage certificate and it says that they expire after 3 months (Basically April). Is that something I should keep in mind before mailing it to USCIS? I'm adjusting status from F1.

 

Thanks.

I think you're talking about your marriage license. That's just the piece of paper that gives you the right to marry and is only good for a certain amount of days (every state and county has different timelines). Once you're married, you can get a certified copy (you have to request and pay for it) of your marriage certificate and that's what USCIS needs. 

 

If you're sure its your marriage certificate that expires in 90 days you should call the county you got married in to clear things up, cause that would mean you will not be married anymore after the date your certificate expires so you won't be eligible for a GC based on marriage in that case. But I do think you've got your license and certificate mixed up.

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Sounds like you're referring to the marriage license. Here in WA they are the same piece of paper. You get the marriage license which then becomes your certificate once it has been signed by the officiant that a legal marriage took place on x date in x location, returned to the county auditor where it is signed, stamped and sealed. It is then your marriage certificate. 


 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, jordanmic said:

my marriage certificate and it says that they expire after 3 months

I guess that gives you an out, every three months.   Just kidding.   I hope it was the license.


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16 hours ago, jordanmic said:

Hi,

 

I just received copies of my marriage certificate and it says that they expire after 3 months (Basically April). Is that something I should keep in mind before mailing it to USCIS? I'm adjusting status from F1.

 

Thanks.



So have ya'll gotten married? The marriage license is only good for 3 months, but this is the paper you give the officiant to sign and send off to the court house. You then will get a copy of what is kept in the records at the court house.

I wouldn't mail them anything with an expiration date.


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