Is a Mexican marriage certificate valid in the US?
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.
Are marriages from other countries legal 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.
How can I bring someone from Mexico to the US legally?
A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa. For most Mexican citizens, visas come in the form of a Border Crossing Card (mica). However, the visa can be placed in the traveler's passport, depending on the type of visa or urgency of travel.
What happens if an American marries a Mexican?
If you and your husband or wife have already married, you would start the green-card application process by filing Form I-130 with USCIS. Upon approval, your spouse enters the U.S. on an immigrant visa, at which time he or she becomes a lawful permanent resident and receives an actual green card soon after.