Hi, my name is Vera and i really need your help! I married my husband before effective date of marriage license-Broward County, Florida. My husband passed away and I can not remarry him. I need to make this marriage certificate to be valid in order to file my immigration documents. Can you please help me? is there any exeption?
How recent was the marriage? Why didn't you wait? Did you take the pre-marriage course before getting the license? You have not provided enough info for us to help you here. You may need to go to a local attorney for help with the whole story.
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Greetings. This is not an immigration law question. It is my understanding that where both applicants are not residents of the State of Florida, then no 3-day waiting period is required. Further, there appear to be waivers available for residents. Florida Statutes Section 741.04(3) (link here: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0700-0799/0741/Sections/0741.04.html ) discusses the 3-day waiting period (delayed effective date) and states that "Exceptions to the delayed effective date must be granted to non-Florida residents seeking a marriage license from the state and for individuals asserting hardship. Marriage license fee waivers shall continue to be available to all eligible individuals. For state residents, a county court judge issuing a marriage license may waive the delayed effective date for good cause." I'm not sure what would constitutes "good cause" or whether the judge must grant the waiver before the marriage, or whether it can be granted retroactively. A Florida family law/matrimonial attorney is the right one to ask these questions to. Best wishes.
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