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I was wondering if anyone could help understand the legal issues involed with marrying in Mexico. I know that the wedding is recognized in America as legal. I was just wondering if the certificate you recieve while you are in Mexico is enough to prove your marriage in the states. Also is there somewhere you take it when you get back to prove it autenticity?



Sorry these questions I just figured you guys would know a lot about this. I cant find too much information on line about it. Thank you!

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Hey! I had the same concerns... We got our translated documents in the mail about a week or 2 after we got home. We also had documents given to us at the resort when we left, that I believed might have been "enough" to take to Social Security office, but I waited until I had the mailed translated documents before hauling down to the SS office..


I called like 14 (literally) times to the courthouse in Raleigh, NC to make sure everthing was legal- I was slightly paranoid about it. They explained it to me, saying that it would be the same thing if I gotten married in another state and then moved, I wouldn't have to refile our marriage certificate in the new state. That if Mexico recognized our marriage as a legal union, that applied to the US also.

All I had to do when I got home, was take all the paperwork, marriage certificate, birth certificate and passport over to the SS office and get my new SS card with my new last name, then once I got that, you can go to the DMV and get your new license, etc... At the DMV, I did have to fill out a special affavadit (and get it notarized) bc we got "married in a foreign country" due to "new terrorism laws"-- but other than that, it was no problems!

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