How do you get a foreign marriage recognized in the US?
If you get married abroad and need to know if your marriage will be recognized in the United States and what documentation may be needed, contact the office of the Attorney General of your state of residence in the United States. You can get information on obtaining a visa for a foreign spouse here.
Is a marriage certificate from another country valid in the US?
In general, marriages which are legally performed and valid abroad are also legally valid in the United States. Inquiries regarding the validity of a marriage abroad should be directed to the attorney general of the state where you live. American diplomatic and consular officers are NOT permitted to perform marriages.
Is a marriage in Mexico recognized in the United States?
A civil wedding in Mexico is fully valid for legal purposes in the U.S., but a religious ceremony without the civil ceremony is not, as U.S. law only recognizes marriages which are valid in the country in which they take place.
Is marriage under 18 legal in US?
In the United States, the age of sexual consent varies by state, territory/district or federal law and typically ranges from 16 to 18 years. In some states, it is possible for a minor to legally marry even if they are below the age of consent in that state.