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Hi guys,

 

For the ones who got married in Los Angeles: How long did it take for the certified marriage license to arrive? Was it possible to get another one (to send one with the AOS and one for yourself).

 

Anna

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You mean the marriage certificate. :) 

 

Others will answer your timing question.  However, definitely order multiple copies (more than 2).  Banks and other places might want one.  In addition, carry a copy of your marriage certificate with you when you travel with use of your AP, until you have your green card.  See here:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/562879-cbp-at-tsa-airport-checkpoints-why-theyre-there-how-best-to-handle/#entry7784682
 

Edited by TBoneTX

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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10 minutes ago, TBoneTX said:

You mean the marriage certificate. :) 

 

Others will answer your timing question.  However, definitely order multiple copies (more than 2).  Banks and other places might want one.  In addition, carry a copy of your marriage certificate with you when you travel with use of your AP, until you have your green card.  See here:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/562879-cbp-at-tsa-airport-checkpoints-why-theyre-there-how-best-to-handle/#entry7784682
 

Haha yeah I mean marriage certificate! Thank u!

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Welcome. :) 


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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24 minutes ago, Anna92 said:

Did you submit that with ur AOS or just a copy u received after the ceremony?

Submitted a photocopy of the certificate with AoS. I don't think we received anything right after the ceremony.

Edited by mushroomspore

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2 minutes ago, mushroomspore said:

Submitted a photocopy of the certificate with AoS. I don't think we received anything right after the ceremony.

Oh so you just waited untill you got it in the mail. Im trying to figure out if we can go through an expedited proces (in order to receive the certificate sooner). Which office did you guys get married and where did you file for the marriage certificate? if u dont mind me asking :)

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Just now, Anna92 said:

Oh so you just waited untill you got it in the mail. Im trying to figure out if we can go through an expedited proces (in order to receive the certificate sooner). Which office did you guys get married and where did you file for the marriage certificate? if u dont mind me asking :)

Beverly Hills courthouse. But they send all the licenses to Norwalk to be notarized and recorded for the city. That's where the certificate comes from. No idea if you can expedite that or how that process works so I can't be of help on that aspect.

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20 minutes ago, mushroomspore said:

Beverly Hills courthouse. But they send all the licenses to Norwalk to be notarized and recorded for the city. That's where the certificate comes from. No idea if you can expedite that or how that process works so I can't be of help on that aspect.

Oke so everything goes through Norwalk. Maybe I should look into that! Thanks for your answer :)

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We were told there's no way you to expedite receiving the certificate (2017 at the LAX courthouse). Approximate waiting time back then was 8 weeks, so we went to Orange County instead, cause they'd have it ready in two weeks. We got it even quicker than that, but I don't remember the exact timing.


11/03/2017:   Filed Package

11/13/2017:   NOA in the mail

12/22/2017:   Biometrics

01/09/2018:   EAD approved

01/15/2018:   Card Received

10/22/2018:   Text and email notifications for interview

12/05/2018:   Interview Date

12/03/2018:   Phone Call from USCIS, Interview rescheduled

12/20/2018:   New Interview date. Approved on the spot!

 

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1 hour ago, Bibijaan said:

We were told there's no way you to expedite receiving the certificate (2017 at the LAX courthouse). Approximate waiting time back then was 8 weeks, so we went to Orange County instead, cause they'd have it ready in two weeks. We got it even quicker than that, but I don't remember the exact timing.

Oh I see, so we can get married anywhere we want within the us? The OC is really fast, I just looked it up!

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6 hours ago, Anna92 said:

Oh I see, so we can get married anywhere we want within the us? The OC is really fast, I just looked it up!

 

If you're not stuck on getting married in LA or in California even, how about getting married in Las Vegas?  It's probably the best place to get married if minimizing the wait time for a marriage certificate is super important.

 

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8 hours ago, Ate said:

 

If you're not stuck on getting married in LA or in California even, how about getting married in Las Vegas?  It's probably the best place to get married if minimizing the wait time for a marriage certificate is super important.

 

Hmm something to think about, how does it work with getting ur certified certificate?

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40 minutes ago, Anna92 said:

Hmm something to think about, how does it work with getting ur certified certificate?

 

To order the marriage certificate yourself:  http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/clerk/Pages/how-to-obtain-proof-of-marriage.aspx

 

Google says there are wedding chapels in Las Vegas that offer expedite service for the certificate.  Maybe look up a few and check with them directly.

 

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