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Each US state has their own marriage laws and license

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Submitted by Chelsea, Jul 2, 2019 at 18:30

State dept does not keep records on marriages abroad, only birth and death certificates of US Citizens. BUT....the State department will point you to the state you reside in as to making your marriage in US valid. Now I cut all ties with mr once was and he sent me some messages saying he was not married anymore...which I don't really care ...but here is the thing. And I do not know if your guy resided in the US at any time or not. I stopped all proceedings before mine could go any further, pulled my support just in time. I did not register the marriage in my state according to my state marriage laws. Basically unless you have recorded your marriage overseas in you state you reside in...then there is no record of that marriage. Each US state has their own policies. So mr once was is SOL.

I can marry if I want legally. But I am having too much fun by myself. Now if I was to step foot in his country I may be one of the 4 wives. Don't know and don't care.

US states do not bow to overseas paperwork. Each state has it's own requirements for a legal marriage.

Excuse me for this statement but screw any overseas paperwork. The hypocrisy of it all. While you are over here trying to bring a spouse over....he can go marry 3 more during that time. That policy does not even assimilate with US laws. If you did not have him residing with you in the US AND you did not register paperwork in your state....then you are free and clear. I would disappear as far as this predator goes and let it fade out. Drop it and move on. If you want to marry in your state of residence....go for it. What is the worst that can happen?? You have 2 husbands... you think??....but he can have 4 wives....so what is good for the goose is good for the gander I always say.

Each case is different though. My attorney had written the embassy about him and his family's behavior so he will never be able to get a visa. And ENDED it. BAM.....just like that. But had I gone the distance and he got to the US....I would be screwed right now.

Marriages performed overseas are considered valid in the country where they take place if they are entered into in accordance with local law. Recognition of the validity of marriages performed abroad depends on the laws of the place in which the marriage is to be recognized. This means it goes state by state, where you reside and would have to be recorded at the state courthouse where you do reside.

Mine, even if I had not stopped it, would never have passed the interview....however he tried to keep me on skype and solidify the few things we experienced by talking about them all the time so that he could pass the interview. Not a chance.

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