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#1 Tiffanya21

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    Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:17 PM

    I have done some research on this website and others, and I haven't really found the answer I am looking for. Hopefully some of you can help me out...

     

    I recently got married at Sunset Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. I live in Orlando, Florida. I got our official marriage certificate in the mail. I wanted to confirm that it has been filed in the United States. How can I do that? Is there anything I need to do with the marriage certificate to assure that it is filed here in the US? Can I use my Jamaican Marriage Certificate to get my name changed?

     

    I asked the resort WAY ahead of time what I needed to do to make sure our wedding was considered "official" here in the US. I was told that our marriage license would be filed with the Jamaican government, and then filed with the US Embassy (making it legal). The resort told me that they would do it all. However, I want to confirm that it is recognized here.

     

    Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions?

     

    Thanks!



    #2 Pucca

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      Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:08 PM

      You'd probably have to go to the town clerk or city hall -- wherever family-related documents are filed in the Orlando area and check with them to make sure they have it on record. And you can probably ask them your questions (and show them your Jamaican marriage certificate), if they don't have your marriage on record. I think that would probably be the fastest way to confirm that your marriage is on file here in the U.S. I suppose you could call them too but I've found that calling can just be a headache if they begin to transfer you from person to person. Good luck and congratulations on your marriage!
       

      Originally Posted by Tiffanya21 

      I have done some research on this website and others, and I haven't really found the answer I am looking for. Hopefully some of you can help me out...

       

      I recently got married at Sunset Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. I live in Orlando, Florida. I got our official marriage certificate in the mail. I wanted to confirm that it has been filed in the United States. How can I do that? Is there anything I need to do with the marriage certificate to assure that it is filed here in the US? Can I use my Jamaican Marriage Certificate to get my name changed?

       

      I asked the resort WAY ahead of time what I needed to do to make sure our wedding was considered "official" here in the US. I was told that our marriage license would be filed with the Jamaican government, and then filed with the US Embassy (making it legal). The resort told me that they would do it all. However, I want to confirm that it is recognized here.

       

      Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions?

       

      Thanks!



       



      #3 JayKay

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      Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:03 PM

      I'm not sure how it works in the US, but I know in Canada if you are married out of the country you don't have to do anything with your marriage certificate as Canada doesnt register the marriage as it didn't happen in Canada.  If that makes any sense.  You will be able to use your Jamaican marriage certificate to change your name.

       

      Originally Posted by Tiffanya21 

      I have done some research on this website and others, and I haven't really found the answer I am looking for. Hopefully some of you can help me out...

       

      I recently got married at Sunset Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. I live in Orlando, Florida. I got our official marriage certificate in the mail. I wanted to confirm that it has been filed in the United States. How can I do that? Is there anything I need to do with the marriage certificate to assure that it is filed here in the US? Can I use my Jamaican Marriage Certificate to get my name changed?

       

      I asked the resort WAY ahead of time what I needed to do to make sure our wedding was considered "official" here in the US. I was told that our marriage license would be filed with the Jamaican government, and then filed with the US Embassy (making it legal). The resort told me that they would do it all. However, I want to confirm that it is recognized here.

       

      Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions?

       

      Thanks!



       






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