Marriage in Mexico
Getting Married in Mexico
If you are getting married in Mexico, you need to follow the rules and laws of Mexico. U.S. citizens must have a valid passport and either a tourist permit or a resident permit for Mexico. In Mexico, foreigners wishing to marry a Mexican citizen must request permission from the Mexican Immigration Institute. For information on the subject, please contact:
Instituto Nacional de Migración
Edificio Puerta de México
Nogales, Sonora, México
Phone Number: (631) 312-0025, 312-0026
Remember that, in Mexico, only civil marriage is recognized as legal. Civil marriages are performed by the Registro Civil.
If you are a citizen of the United States and you are interested in gaining resident or immigrant status for your non-U.S. citizen fiancé;, you will need to fill out a petition provided by the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the U.S. Department of Justice. Please call the local INS office near your U.S. residence for precise information on exactly which documents and what information will be needed. For general information about procedures, please go to following DHS Website.