Mexico’s proximity to the United States is one reason why Americans have frequented this beautiful country. They may come as tourists and explore the many recreational spots found in Mexico. They also visit friends and even families working or living there. Along the way, they will meet a lot of Mexican acquaintances of which something may develop into serious relationships, hence, US citizens getting married in Mexico.
Like in other countries and in the US, each Mexican state follows certain marriage procedures for their citizens and foreigners. Those who are planning to wed in this country should check these regulations to be aware and informed accordingly. A standard requirement for any foreigner marrying a Mexican is to provide identification documents. They will require a Spanish translated birth certificate duly acknowledged or verified by the foreigner’s own country. A valid passport should also be available.
If the US citizen had a previous marriage, documents of the divorce or death of spouse are also needed. It is another mandatory requirement of the Mexican state for the foreigner to undergo medical tests particularly for HIV, syphilis and others as well as blood tests and x-rays. The results have to be recently performed based on the prescribed period of the state. All fees should also be paid for accordingly to facilitate the process of the marriage license.
If there are certain aspects that the couple need to verify, it is advisable that they check the nearest US Embassy or US consulate in Mexico as well as check with the Mexican state government they are covered for further information. Marriage of a US citizen and a Mexican does not allow the latter to gain permanent resident status in the US. The proper family immigration process still applies.