Question: Is a marriage in Haiti recognized in the US?

If you are not yet married and your fiancé is still in Haiti, you can, if you are a U.S. citizen, petition for him or her to enter the U.S. as a fiancé in order to get married in the United States. After the wedding, your new spouse can apply for a green card.

Is a marriage certificate from another country valid in the US?

Generally, any marriage entered into between two U.S. citizens in another country is recognized as valid in the U.S. as long as the union was legal when and where performed. This means that as long as any issues that would invalidate the marriage at home (underage, incapacity, bigamy, blood relatives, etc.)

Does America recognize marriages other countries?

If a US citizen legally marries a person abroad, that marriage would be recognized as legal in the USA if it was legally performed and is valid per the legislation of the foreign country.

Do marriage licenses transfer from country to country?

According to the U.S. Department of State, marriages performed abroad are locally valid marriages, provided that they comply with all applicable laws of the foreign city, state, and country where they take place. But to be sure, you should contact the United States Embassy in the country where you were married.

How long can a US citizen stay in Haiti?

90 days American Citizens, born in the US, who have been in the country for more than 90 days, and who did not apply for an extension of stay, must obtain an exit visa from the Haitian Immigration Service before the 90 days. Do not wait until the last minute. Haiti does not issue business visas.

How much does it cost to get married in Haiti?

The Haitian couple is required to obtain and purchase the Marriage Licence. The average cost for an entire celebration is $500 US. When you give - even a little - it means a lot.

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