Internet Romance and Marriage Fraud Many Americans befriend Moroccans through Internet dating and social networking sites and these relationships often lead to marriage or engagement.While many of the marriages between Americans and Moroccans are successful, the U. Consulate General in Casablanca warns against marriage fraud.
Often, the marriages end in divorce in the United States when the foreign national acquires legal permanent residence (“green card”) or U. Some of the signs that an Internet contact may be developing a relationship with an American in order to obtain an immigrant visa through marriage are: While chat rooms, dating and social networking sites are great ways to make friends across international borders, the U. government urges Americans who meet foreign nationals on the Internet to take the time necessary to get to know them well before considering marriage and to keep in mind the signs noted above. The length of time needed to marry in Morocco varies. citizens who would like to obtain their police records are required to contact the FBI.
Entering into a marriage contract for the principal purpose of facilitating immigration to the United States for an alien is against U. law and can result in serious penalties, including fines and imprisonment for the American citizen and the foreign national involved. diplomatic personnel have the authority to preside over marriages. S.; you do not need to register your marriage at the U. A non-Moslem man who wishes to marry a Moslem woman may anticipate one to three months to complete the process, including the time needed to convert to Islam. If you have not obtained your police records, you will need to submit your fingerprints to the FBI.
Marriage in Morocco This document is intended only as a guide to marriage in Morocco. In general, the process is less complicated for a Moslem man who wishes to marry a non-Moslem woman. The Consular Section cannot take your fingerprints and the Moroccan authorities will only fingerprint individuals who are resident to Morocco (holders of a carte de séjour).
Requirements may vary according to local authorities and are subject to change. The marriage process is handled by the Government of Morocco. If you already have your fingerprints and wish to submit the criminal background check by mail, you will need: Please send your documents and the required fee to the FBI at the following address: FBI, CJIS Division SCU – MOD, D-21000 Cluster Hollow Road Clarksburg, WV 26306 The FBI will send your record in approximately 8 to 10 weeks.
Marriage is a legal act governed by the law of Morocco and U. citizens are subject to those laws as interpreted by the appropriate Moroccan authorities. After obtaining a completed Affidavit of Nationality and Eligibility to Marry and notarized passport pages from the US Consulate in Casablanca for $100 fee, you will need to translate the Affidavit of marriage as well as all your foreign documents into Arabic. For more information on Criminal Record Checks, please refer to: Take your completed Affidavit of Nationality and Eligibility to Marry and other documents to the following Government of Morocco office to be certified. The length of time needed to complete this phase of the process varies from a few days to a few months.
Annexe du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères & de la Coopération Zankat Tetouan Hassan, Rabat Tel: 0537-76-61-02 After obtaining the certification from the above office, you and your fiancé (e) must provide the Family Law Section at the Prosecutor’s office at the Court of Appeal in the city where you will be married with all the required documents.
Authorization to marry should be granted after the court completes administrative processing.
The length of time required for this process varies.
The file with your documents is forwarded to a family judge who will inform you of the next steps you must take in order to obtain your Moroccan marriage certificate.