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Does USCIS consider islamic marriage that happen in USA valid for immigration purpose ?

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Does USCIS consider islamic marriage that happen in USA valid for immigration purpose ?

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  1. As long as the marriage conformed to the law, yes, it is considered a valid marriage.

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  2. If you are taking a position that the marriage was done under the Islamic law, then it must be lawful to be married in the US under the Islamic law and you must meet all the other requirements of the Islamic law. Alternatively, if you are taking a position that the marriage was conducted under the US state law in which the marriage took place, then the marriage must be lawfully conducted under the state law and registered to be recognized by USCIS.

    Law Office of Brian H. Lee, San Jose, California, 408.246.6710 This is general information, not legal advice. This does not establish any attorney client relationship.


  3. It needs to have been properly recorded with the Civil Authorities.

    Go to http//:travel.state.gov and find the Reciprocity Table for the appropriate country.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- franco@capriotti.com -- www.capriotti.com -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Also, keep in mind that this is an INTERNET BLOG. You should not rely on anything you read here to make decisions which impact on your life. Meet with an attorney, via Skype, or in person, to obtain competent personal and professional guidance.

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