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Old 09-28-2008, 11:53 AM
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does Mexico report them (marriages) to the U S? I have a blind friend whose fiance wants a piece of paper to make it legit.
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:26 PM
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Are they both US citizens? If so, I'm not sure, but they should get some sort of marriage license from the place where they're having the wedding so that they can can be official. I think even if you get married in America, you have to get the license to prove it.

I was married in Japan and my husband is Japanese. Japan didn't report the marriage to the US. But we were able to get the marriage certificate and that helped us to get a visa for him. That also allowed me to change my name (though it kinda freaks people out since it's in Japanese. haha)

I don't know if that's any help...


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Old 09-28-2008, 03:29 PM
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Try googling Americans getting married in Mexico.
I found this that may help:

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Old 09-28-2008, 05:02 PM
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Yes, you can get legally married in Mexico. But it's not as easy as you would think. Mexico still requires blood tests and I believe that you need to be there for 7 days (or it could be 5) in order to be legally married there. And yes, it will be recognized as a legal marriage in the US.

Getting married there is fabulous though. No, I didn't do it but I've read about many of them and they are truuly beautiful.

If they just want to make it legit and get the piece of paper, they could always just go to the county clerk in their town. Or rush off to Vegas. That can be done easy as pie. Go to the courthouse, get the certificate and then get married. I know this because it's what I did.
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