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Yes. If your marriage was legally valid in the country you married in, AND you provide the legal paperwork showing this marriage was valid, AND the US doesn't consider the marriage "onerous", your marriage will be recognized by the US.

"Onerous" in this case are sets of conditions that the US considers too severe to allow for the marriage to be recognized. Things like coersion into marriage, significantly underage partner, inability to give reasonable consent, bygamy/polygamy, incest, etc. The list is not long, and the US will recognized many marriages that no state would otherwise allow (e.g. allow 1st cousins to marry, allow two 17 year olds to marry without parental concent, etc.).

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Q: If you went to Mexico and married your boyfriend would it be legal when you came back to the US?
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Your boyfriend has a wife in Mexico and wants to divorce her would a marriage to him be legal in the States?

Have him get a divorce. Don't marry a who is already married. It is going to be trouble for you.


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If you both have lived in Mexico, got married then you would immigrate to Canada as husband and wife and it is legal in Canada.


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No, it would not be legal. The license must be issued by the country, Mexico, where the ceremony is to take place.


You are pregnant with your boyfriend who is illegally here from Mexico can you get married?

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Can you and your boyfriend get married if he is an illegal immigrant while he is in Mexico and you are in the US?

Answer No. He has to apply to your Immigration Department for a visa. Even if you went to Mexico and married there he would still be considered illegal by American Authorities. You would be wise to contact your Department of Immigration and find out what they say.


Is it legal to marry your sibling in Mexico?

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What would your boyfriend be to your kids?

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Besides having to be pregnant to get married as a minor are there other places that will allow a marriage without parental connect like Mexico or Canada?

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Is it possible to get married in the us when still married in Mexico?

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If you were married and got married again would the 2nd marriage be legal?

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No, a judge would never allow your parents to do that to your boyfriend.


Are you really common law married in Alabama if you lived with your boyfriend for only 5 years?

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