United States Immigration Services

Online Guide to U.S. Visas, ESTA, Green Cards & More

United States Immigration Services is a major publisher of immigration guides and legal eBooks. Our do-it-yourself immigration guides are designed to assist immigrants in navigating the complicated United States immigration system. We strive to provide the best information about immigration to the United States.

How to Get Married in America


Non-US citizens as well as citizens of the United States, as well as temporary visitors, are allowed to marry in the United States. Foreigners can get married in the United States without any restrictions. To make the marriage valid, however, there are several steps you must follow. There are many requirements that must be met to marry in each state. Residency is an important requirement. Some states require U.S. citizenship, while others don't. Other requirements to be considered include blood tests, identification documentation, types and restrictions on age, as well as other factors that may vary from one state to the next.

  • Start Application Immediately
  • Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Apply Online or by Mail
  • Pricing and Fee Information Included
  • Checklist of Required Documents
  • Unlimited Online Support

What's included

What's included

  • Overview of the marriage procedure in all 50 U.S. States
  • How to get a marriage certificate
  • Identification requirements
  • Residency requirements

  • Requirements for blood and medical tests
  • Instructions for divorcing applicants
  • Marriage is not permitted after the age of 50
  • Here are links to the application forms
Important: The information guide focuses on marriage procedures. This guide does not contain information about how to apply for the Green Card based upon the marriage. Please download the Green Card through marriage Application Guide for more information about how to apply for a Green Card based upon a marriage to a U.S citizen.
After a marriage between a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a foreigner has occurred, the citizen can apply to for a Green Card. Then, the citizen can apply later for U.S. citizenship. Before a Green Card can be issued or U.S. citizenship is granted, there are many requirements. For non-U.S. citizens, getting married can be stressful. Foreigners must consider the immigration requirements in addition to the normal marriage procedures and planning a ceremony. The Green Card through Marriage Application Guide provides detailed information about how to obtain a Green Card for a marriage to a citizen of the United States.

Possible Marriage Scenarios:

  • If the spouse is a US citizen, the foreign citizen can apply for a green card based on the marriage.
  • A spouse who is a Green Card holder can apply for a Green Card. However, it could take longer to issue it due to immigration quotas. Only a limited number of Green Card Holders spouses are allowed to receive Green Cards.
  • To be recognized as valid, a marriage between non-US citizens must be acknowledged in their home country. Non-U.S. citizens who marry in the United States are not eligible for a Green Card, U.S. Citizenship, or any other type of immigration status.
  • No immigration application is necessary if the marriage is between two U.S citizens.