When two people in love want to get married but either want to have the ceremony in another country or they don’t live in the U.S., knowing how to make their dream come true can be challenging. Luckily, there are ways to get married overseas and still have a marriage certificate issued in the United States. Follow these steps and you’ll be able to have the destination wedding of your dreams while not worrying about the legalities.
If you give yourself enough time, you should be able to apply for a marriage license in your state and then have an officiant perform a signing-only ceremony before you leave. This will ensure that you are married legally in the United States. Then, when you celebrate your ceremony overseas, it will be a symbolic or religious ceremony, and because of this, there will be no requirement for any paperwork whatsoever.
In the state of New Jersey, if you are able to bring your marriage license from another country, you are eligible to apply for a New Jersey marriage license, and if your application is approved, you will be issued a New Jersey marriage license following the ceremony.
Have a virtual wedding, and if you want, have them both on the same day. The state of Utah is one of the few states that still allows virtual weddings, and you can have it officiated from anywhere in the world as long as you follow the rules.