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Is it legal to get married in the us if married in another country?

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Answered 2011-04-24 21:44:24

No, you can only be married to one person at a time.

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If the marriage is legal in the other country, they are married everywhere in the world.


It is legal in the US as long as you have the documents to prove it. Certified translations are good to have.


I'm not sure how a person is 'illegal,' but if the marriage is recognized as legal in the country it was performed in, the US will recognize it as a legal marriage.


You cannot be married to more than one person at a time. If you are married in the US, you are considered married throughout the world. The divorce can be obtained in any country.


Yes, as long as it was legal in the country you married in......it will be legal in the US. As long as it's done outside another country, they can not do anything to you (Unless it was illegal in the other country in the first place)



The United States recognizes any legal marriage performed in another country.


if your spouse was married already when u got married, your marriage is not legal, no matter where you are


If someone gets married in another country and comes back to the US, the marriage is still legal. You can bring your foreign marriage certificate to the US as proof of the ceremony although the certificate must be issued by a governing body.


If you are married under the laws of another country, you are considered married throughout the world. If you have one wife, you cannot legally marry another. It is bigamy and is against the law in the United States.


As long as you have the legal documentation to prove you are married your marriage shoud be held valid in any other country. (there are some exceptions; for example in some countries polygamy is legal, but not in others)


No. You can only be married to one person at a time, regardless of where you got married. In order to get a marriage license in the US, you have to swear that you are not already married. To lie about that and then get married is called bigamy and it is illegal in the USA.


I think you mean marriage in another countRy. (A county is a subsection of the various States of the USA.) A lawful marriage in a country recognized by the USA would be accepted.


Your marriage in Pakistan is valid in the US, if someone is married in another country, they cannot get married again in the US or vice versa. The second will be void.


No. Civil Courts, with the exception of immigration courts are limited to legal citizens, aliens and those legally in the country.


Yes, a legal marriage in any country is recognized as a legal marriage in the US. You cannot legally get married in the US if you are already married in another country. What you can do is file the marriage document in the County office. Addendum: It should be noted that, under DOMA, only marriages between one person who is legally female and one who is legally male will be recognized. The rest of us are still waiting for reciprocity.


No if he/she marry in another country the marriage will be not validated.


It doesn't matter where you got married. You have to get a divorce or an annulment before you can marry someone else. A legal marriage in any country in the world, is also a legal marriage in the US. You can't file for a divorce or annulment in the US unless you are an actual resident of the US


Yes, two US citizens can get married anywhere, in any country, and their marriage will still be valid in the US.


First of all, the second marriage is not legal, meaning she is not legally married and will receive no benefits as a legal spouse. Also, if she is found out, she can be deported back to her original country.



It really depends on the laws of the country you live in. Some countries may not honor a US marriage and this may cause legal problems for the American living abroad. Check with the country you live in to determine your status if you're in this situation. It may invalidate your second marriage.


Of course not! You can only be married to one person at a time anywhere in the world.


depends what country cet person lives in for example: in Ethiopia it is legal at the age of 6. but in the us you have 2 be at legal adult age 2 get married


If the marriage is legal in Barbados, the US will recognize the marriage as being legal.



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