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Typically, unless the marriage you are planning to have overseas breaks U.S. state laws, marriages which are legally performed and valid abroad are also legally valid in the United States. I am not aware of a procedure by which to "register" a foreign marriage with U.S. authorities. You can, however, get your marriage certificate authenticated at the consular office, but if the certificate is already certified by the issuing authority, then further authentication is not really required by U.S. officials.