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I have been thinking about the pros and cons of being married internationally for a while so I called the clerks office here in Northwest Indiana. I was told that international weddings are recognized in the US, but that I would not be able to file our marriage certificate with them once I receive it. This unsettled me because if for any reason we needed to have our marriage verified (buying a home, credit reasons, health insurance), the inquiring party would have to go through Jamaican officials to get that information.

 

Basically, as far as my states clerk office is concerned, I would not be married on their records since they don't file the international license.

 

At this point we are considering a jp ceremony here and then have our ceremony officiated in Jamaica, and observe that wedding day. Has anyone else considered this as well?

 

Im sure that there are a ton of threads but I'm interested in whats going on now with this. Thanks!

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I'm doing a legal ceremony in NJ and then having another ceremony in Jamaica. My Jamaica date will be my anniversary date.

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Originally Posted by TA Maureen View Post
We were legally married in Jamaica and we have not had any issues using our official Jamaican marriage certificate for anything.

Everything has been changed using this certificate including Dl, SS card, bank accounts, medical insurance, credit cards, car insurance, etc.
Were you able to file your marriage license in your home state?
My question is this: If anyone had to check your marital status through the clerks office, are you technically listed as single?

How long did it take to receive the license?

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I was going to say the same thing that Maureen said. I was thinking when they send me my marriage license from Jamaica....isn't that it? I won't need to go to any office here and file right? I mean I know I need it to change all my documents over but isn't that where it ends? Please correct me if I'm wrong.

 

BTW, Maureen I'm going to PM you. I have some questions about Evitas.

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We also got married legally in our home state by a JP just a couple weeks ago and we'll have a ceremony in Jamaica and celebrate that date as our anniversary. I was worried about the same thing as you and just wanted one less thing to worry about in Jamaica. To each their own though!

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My question is can you send a copy of the certificate you get on your wedding day to be added to your new husbands health insurance, change your Drivers License ect... or do you need to wait for the one to come in the mail. If you do how long does that taekhuh.gif

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We're getting married at the JP before too - just totally private me & him so we don't have to figure out all that other stuff. Nobody will know, and I was reassured that a symbolic ceremony looks exactly the same to all the guests, etc.

 

best of luck to you in whichever route you choose!

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