What do you need to get married out of the country?
Most countries require proof of a valid U.S. passport, birth certificate or other proof of residency before a foreign marriage may take place. Many countries also require blood and/or medical tests to be completed by the parties.
What happens if I get married out of state?
A common question couples ask when planning a wedding is “Do marriage licenses transfer from state to state?” and the answer is no, they do not. Because your marriage license will not transfer from one state to another, you'll need to have the required documents prepared when you go in person to apply for the license.
Are you married if you don’t turn in your marriage license?
In most cases, you are still considered married without registering the license. For example, California law requires the officiant to return the marriage license to the county clerk or recorder within 10 days of the ceremony. If, for some reason, this does not happen, you are still married.
Is a marriage in another country valid in the US?
Marriages performed overseas are considered valid in the country where they take place if they are entered into in accordance with local law. Recognition of the validity of marriages performed abroad depends on the laws of the place in which the marriage is to be recognized.