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26 minutes ago, Mattie0212 said:

Hi all. 

 

Im starting to plan my wedding and I just wanted to know, does my witness need to be an American/LPR or can it be a member of my family/friends who will be part of my bridal party??

 

Please and TIA

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A witness is a witness,  


YMMV

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2 minutes ago, Mattie0212 said:

I was told that the witness had to be an American/LPR for the marriage to be legal?? Is this correct??

When I got married I asked two people I didn't even know,  no IDs were shown.  They printed and signed there names and off they went


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Just now, payxibka said:

When I got married I asked two people I didn't even know,  no IDs were shown.  They printed and signed there names and off they went

Fair enough 🤷🏾‍♀️ I was curious as I have a particular person in mind...

 

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44 minutes ago, Mattie0212 said:

Hi all. 

 

Im starting to plan my wedding and I just wanted to know, does my witness need to be an American/LPR or can it be a member of my family/friends who will be part of my bridal party??

 

Please and TIA

🙂

 

Marriage is goverened by state law. Some states don't even require witnesses. Look up requirements for the state were you will marry. 

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Just now, Wuozopo said:

 

Marriage is goverened by state law. Some states don't even require witnesses. Look up requirements for the state were you will marry. 

I know that the state I’m getting married in requires witnesses, just want to know if they can be a foreign witness. 

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59 minutes ago, Mattie0212 said:

Hi all. 

 

Im starting to plan my wedding and I just wanted to know, does my witness need to be an American/LPR or can it be a member of my family/friends who will be part of my bridal party??

 

Please and TIA

🙂

Everything I have found so far just requires 2 competent witnesses aged 18+.


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9 minutes ago, Mattie0212 said:

I know that the state I’m getting married in requires witnesses, just want to know if they can be a foreign witness. 

Then you can answer your own question by going to the online resources available for the County in which you are marrying , and reading the information provided regarding witnesses.  Easy.  Done. 😁

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1 minute ago, Lil bear said:

Then you can answer your own question by going to the online resources available for the County in which you are marrying , and reading the information provided regarding witnesses.  Easy.  Done. 😁

I have done, however my friend who is married to an American told me that my witness had to be a citizen/LPR so the government could track them if the marriage was not bonafide.. which my relationship is.. I’ve looked into it and I’ve not been able to find a definitive answer. So I’m reaching out to the community as I’m now in the process of planning my wedding and getting ready to ask my family those important requests. 

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Just now, Mattie0212 said:

I have done, however my friend who is married to an American told me that my witness had to be a citizen/LPR so the government could track them if the marriage was not bonafide.. which my relationship is.. I’ve looked into it and I’ve not been able to find a definitive answer. So I’m reaching out to the community as I’m now in the process of planning my wedding and getting ready to ask my family those important requests. 

Which county in which US state? 

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1 minute ago, Mattie0212 said:

I have done, however my friend who is married to an American told me that my witness had to be a citizen/LPR so the government could track them if the marriage was not bonafide.

Now, that is some funny stuff!!!!!   Stop listening to that friend for marriage and immigration advice......


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