Hello, I live in Cobb County and my husband lives in Saudi Arabia. He and I were married over Skype by an ordained minister in Cobb County. I cannot enter Saudi Arabia to be with him unless I have a valid license. How do I get the license in this case? Thank you so much.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Georgia
Married by an ordained minister via Skype
Went personally to Cobb County Magistrate's office but they insisted that he be here. He cannot enter the US without this license. So this is a catch-22 for us.
What do we do?
Hello and thank you for the opportunity to assist you. There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I am typing out my answer. Please understand the following important points: (1) this is general information only, not legal advice, and (2) my function is to give you honest information and not to tell you what you necessarily wish to hear.I am very sorry for your situation. By license, what do you mean - as in a driving license to enter Saudi Arabia? Who told you this (because it is not true)?In any case, please tell me:-is your husband a Saudi national?-do you wish to go to him, or him to you in the US; or whichever way works?This not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.
Hi Ely,He has Sudanese nationality (though he was born in Saudi Arabia). I can go to him or he can come here. I was referring to a marriage license.Thanks so much for your help.
ps - our preference is for me to go to him ,Hi Ely,He has Sudanese nationality (though he was born in Saudi Arabia). I can go to him or he can come here. I was referring to a marriage license.Thanks so much for your help.
Thank you, Rachel.The problem is that "marriage by proxy" (which is what you did here) is not allowed in Georgia. So even if you had a ceremony, your marriage is not legally recognizable. So you are not going to be able to get a marriage license in Georgia because a marriage by proxy is not allowed in that state.You have two options here:1) File a fiance visa for him (I-129F) and once he comes here, marry him in 90 days an days, and file for his greencard (I-130 and I-485), or2) Travel to a third country, marry him, and then have him come over after filing the I-130 for him; or3) Travel to a third country, marry him, and join him in Saudi Arabia.LinksFiance Visa Overviewhttp://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_2994.htmlI-129F Fiance Petitionhttp://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=a10e4154d7b3d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=db029c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRDI-130 for marriagehttp://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=c67c7f9ded54d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=db029c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRDI-485http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=3faf2c1a6855d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=db029c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRDIMPORTANT INFO: I hope this finds you well. Please use REPLY TO EXPERT to keep talking, or RATE my answer when we are finished. Kindly rate my answer as one of the top three faces because this is how I get credit for my time with you. Rating my answer the bottom two faces does not give me credit and reflects negatively on me as an expert even if my answer is correct. I work very hard to formulate an informative and honest answer for you; please reciprocate my good faith. Do not worry, you may always ask follow ups free after rating.
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Thank you so much Ely, we will do one of these 3 things. Thanks again for your prompt and complete response.
Good luck, Rachel.
Thank you Ely. Any difficult mission involves great challenges.
You are very welcome, Rachel, and any goal worth fighting for is usually not easy to achieve.Go kick **tt.
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