I am a US citizen and want to marry a Honduran. I want to have a ceremony in Honduras for her family. She has a tourist visa to the US. My question is can I get married in Honduras and then get married in the US without any waiting period or any problems?
State/Country relating to question: Washington
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Thank you for your question. As long as your Marriage to your spouse is valid and enforceable in Honduras, the marriage would be recognized in the United States under the doctrine of comity so it would be unnecessary for you and your spouse to marry in the United States as well. Your marriage in Honduras would be sufficient with respect to your spouse's Immigration to the United States.The process would require that you file the I-130 in the United States and that your spouse obtain a immigration visa in Honduras as it is not generally preferred for a person to use a non-immigrant visitor visa to immigrate to the United States.
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