What documentation is needed when a non-US citizen is being married in the United States?
If the couple intends to reside in the United States:
The foreign national must receive a K-1 visa from the US Consulate, and the marriage must take place within 90 days of entering the country. If the marriage doesn’t take place in time then they become “out of status” and must leave the country.
If the couple intends to live abroad:
Foreigners who only desire to marry in the United States, but will then leave the country and live elsewhere, may come to the country on any applicable visa.
More information about the processes that couples must follow is here.
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