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Documents necessary for American to marry Ethiopian

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Documents necessary for American to marry Ethiopian
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Judith replied 2 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I am delighted to answer your questions today. I have 35 years experience as an immigration lawyer.

Where are you going to marry this person? In the US or Ethopia?

Judith

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'm in Addis until the 14th of October. We plan to marry here, but I find that I need a free to marry paper from the embassy. I can't get an appointment until the 13th. Is that paper actually required? Can someone else do it? Are there othere commoly overlooked documents needed?
Expert:  Judith replied 2 months ago.

Hello,

Unfortunately it is the Ethiopian government which requires that document and it is only issued by the US Embassy.

No other authority can provide you that document.

You would have to get an exception from the Marriage Registrar for Ethiopia and that is not a US immigration law question. You need to contact a lawyer there in Addis.

Judith

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Okay. Thanks.
Expert:  Judith replied 2 months ago.

You are welcome and I hope you can somehow get the US Citizen section to expedite your appointment.

Judith

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