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Hi,

so I received my K1 visa and am planning to fly to the US soon. My question is .. has anyone had a court marriage done in Texas? The website I was looking at states that both applicants need to have a valid US ID and SSN number .. has anyone done a court marriage and encountered any issues while doing so?

hope to hear from you guys

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It is normal for a state to require those things to establish identity.

 

I did not have either when I got married in SC, so I had to provide my British Passport and a letter from SSA that I was not entitled to be issued an SSN as an alien.

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4 minutes ago, civilservant said:

It is normal for a state to require those things to establish identity.

 

I did not have either when I got married in SC, so I had to provide my British Passport and a letter from SSA that I was not entitled to be issued an SSN as an alien.

Ok great. Does it take a while to get the letter from SSA ?

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I had it in my hand when I walked out of the Office. We were there maybe an hour.

 

YMMV - like I said this was SC, not TX. Different State, different rules.

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Just now, civilservant said:

I had it in my hand when I walked out of the Office. We where there maybe an hour.

 

YMMV - like I had this was SC, not TX. Different State, different rules.

Ok will inquire further.thanks for the help

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1 hour ago, Thefiance said:

Hi,

so I received my K1 visa and am planning to fly to the US soon. My question is .. has anyone had a court marriage done in Texas? The website I was looking at states that both applicants need to have a valid US ID and SSN number .. has anyone done a court marriage and encountered any issues while doing so?

hope to hear from you guys

I got my marriage license in Houston, Harris County.

 

You do not need a US ID or SSN, your International Passport is sufficient identification no other document or letter is required.....of course your US Fiance will have a valid ID and SSN.

If you do not want to wait for 72hrs to get married after getting the license, you can get a waiver from a judge immediately you get your marriage license and get married same day.

 

Process was easy, fast and straight forward. No issues at all.

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10 minutes ago, Rayson said:

I got my marriage license in Houston, Harris County.

 

You do not need a US ID or SSN, your International Passport is sufficient identification no other document or letter is required.....of course your US Fiance will have a valid ID and SSN.

If you do not want to wait for 72hrs to get married after getting the license, you can get a waiver from a judge immediately you get your marriage license and get married same day.

 

Process was easy, fast and straight forward. No issues at all.

Thank you. 

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15 hours ago, Thefiance said:

Hi,

so I received my K1 visa and am planning to fly to the US soon. My question is .. has anyone had a court marriage done in Texas? The website I was looking at states that both applicants need to have a valid US ID and SSN number .. has anyone done a court marriage and encountered any issues while doing so?

hope to hear from you guys

We got married in Fort Worth you do not need a SSN only the sponsor must know his or hers. You can not request a wavier unless you take a marriage class otherwise you have to wait 72 hours after the license is issued. The good news is you can get the certificate on the spot. Our judge walked over our license and handed it over to the clerk who proceeded to register it. We ordered our extra copies at that time (it's cheaper if you get them the first visit). Within 15 minutes we had our certificate and the certified copies!!!! Marriage license is the same as the certificate only after you are officially married.



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6 minutes ago, Sarge2155 said:

We got married in Fort Worth you do not need a SSN only the sponsor must know his or hers. You can not request a wavier unless you take a marriage class otherwise you have to wait 72 hours after the license is issued. The good news is you can get the certificate on the spot. Our judge walked over our license and handed it over to the clerk who proceeded to register it. We ordered our extra copies at that time (it's cheaper if you get them the first visit). Within 15 minutes we had our certificate and the certified copies!!!! Marriage license is the same as the certificate only after you are officially married.

Ok thank you. Since you are from Texas.. can I ask you? Is it true you have to wait for the Work permit before applying for a drivers license?  And do international drivers licenses from India work in the US?

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2 hours ago, Thefiance said:

Ok thank you. Since you are from Texas.. can I ask you? Is it true you have to wait for the Work permit before applying for a drivers license?  And do international drivers licenses from India work in the US?

International  is good for 90 days. Driver license issue  is a big hassle some offices will issue  you without EAD on just ur unexpired  I94 others won't.  Generally you have to wait ur EAD or GC. My office would not issue until EAD however  they would issue on the I94 but only until it expired. So not worth the  hassle. We are waiting the EAD or GC. Not a big deal for us to wait.  I do realize some  couples it's a big deal.

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USCIS is like a box of chocolates, you never know what kind of answer you are going to get!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, Thefiance said:

Hi,

so I received my K1 visa and am planning to fly to the US soon. My question is .. has anyone had a court marriage done in Texas? The website I was looking at states that both applicants need to have a valid US ID and SSN number .. has anyone done a court marriage and encountered any issues while doing so?

hope to hear from you guys

I live in Houston and my fiancé came a few months ago. We went to the Social Security Office about a week after he got here. You will need the I-94, birth certificate, and passport with Visa in it. They told him they needed to verify something in the system and we would get a letter in the mail. The Social Security card came about 2 weeks later. Then we used his SSN and passport to get the marriage license. Hope this helps

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On 10/31/2019 at 10:30 AM, Thefiance said:

Hi,

so I received my K1 visa and am planning to fly to the US soon. My question is .. has anyone had a court marriage done in Texas? The website I was looking at states that both applicants need to have a valid US ID and SSN number .. has anyone done a court marriage and encountered any issues while doing so?

hope to hear from you guys

We got married in Texas at a courthouse without the SSN and used her passport.Then we applied for the SSN and got it 4 weeks later.No problems yet.....

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