My boyfriend is here as a college student from Kuwait. He doesn't have a green card, and we want to get married, how do we ?
He has a student visa and passport but his passport been stolen recently. But we do have a copy. We don't know the process of getting married
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You'll need to research the requirement for applying for a marriage license in the municipality where you live. Go to the website of the city/town where you currently reside at.
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You will need to apply for a marriage license in the jurisdiction where you reside. Once you marry , you will need to file the following forms with USCIS: I-130/I-485/I-131/I-765/I-864/G-325/G-325. Read and follow the instructions of each and every form. You can also retain an experienced immigration attorney to assist you.
The process of getting married is not government by US immigration law, but the laws of the state in which the marriage takes place.
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The requirements to get married vary from state to state. You should check with the authority that issues marriage licenses in the jurisdiction you wish to get married in to find out the requirements to be issued a marriage license. You and your boyfriend should also consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can review your boyfriend's immigration status and advise you what need to be done and what you should expect so that he can remain permanently with you in the United States.
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First of all, your boyfriend does not need a green card for you to get married. The requirements for obtaining a marriage license will depend upon the state where you choose to be married. It looks like you're located in Pocatello, ID which would be Bannock County. Assuming that's where you both planned to be married, the requirements for obtaining a marriage license are at the following web address:
After your marriage, should you decide to pursue a green card for your then husband, you should contact an experienced immigration attorney.