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Legally Married in Mexico, Now what?

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Hi,

 

If anyone can help me out I would REALLY appreciate it. I was legally married in Mexico in January and now I'm not sure what to do with my marriage certificate in the US. Or do I need to do anything? I have the copies but not the official appostille copy yet. Do I need to register these with the state (I live in MN). I called our county courthouse but they said they don't register marriages that aren't in state. I'm confused, HELP! Thanks!!!!

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Nope, you're done!

okay, that's not really true. But I didn't even get my license appostilled or anything. I just took the wedding certificate to the Social Security office, then to the DMV, and ta-da, all done!!

Wisconsin doesn't file if you aren't married in the state either.

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I didn't realize I didn't have to do anything really either when I got back. However, we did get the certificate translated and recorded the spanish/english versions with the County we lived in so there is an official record of it in the states if we need it. Again, this wasn't to make the marriage legal in IL, it already was, but we did it just to have it on record and in case we ever lost ours!

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Originally Posted by Tlseege View Post
Nope, you're done!
okay, that's not really true. But I didn't even get my license appostilled or anything. I just took the wedding certificate to the Social Security office, then to the DMV, and ta-da, all done!!
Wisconsin doesn't file if you aren't married in the state either.
You are a wealth of knowledge for me :) Same resort and same state! I was wondering the same things... did you have the legal ceremony in MX at the GBP? What exactly happens after that? Did you have your cert. translated, and all that in MX and wait for the copies to be mailed or did you take it home with you when you left? Did you take the spanish copy to the SS Office, DMV, etc? I'm way confused on what I need to do to make sure it's all legal, etc. here in WI.... Thanks in advance hun!

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I think if you are LEGALLY married in Mexico (with the blood test and judge) then you are legally married everywhere. I think as long as you have a certificate that's all you need...but I may be wrong? It is wierd. I wonder how the government here knows if you don't have to record it?

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