Getting Married In Las Vegas
Marriages celebrated in Las Vegas in the State of Nevada have legal value and are officially recognized by the American and French authorities.
Even if you make no specific approach for France to register your marriage in Las Vegas, from the moment or your marriage is valid under the law of the state of Nevada, you're married.
The publication of banns
Legal provisions concerning the recognition in France of a marriage before a foreign authority include the publication of banns: Under the law, a marriage celebrated abroad must be preceded by the publication under Article 63 of the Code Civil and spouses must meet the conditions for marriage under Article 170 of the Code.The publication of banns is a legal obligation that is imposed on the officer consular as his counterpart communal.
The spouses residing in France or abroad, will have at least 2 months before the planned wedding in Las Vegas, send their complete file at the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles who will make the publication of banns.The post then send a requisition of publication "Mayor Consul or your place of residence.After expiry of the statutory period, they return a "certificate of publication and no opposition.These formalities are completed, a "certificate of marriage" is established and given to spouses so that they can provide proof of their marriage under our law. This period of two months is necessary to enable the processing of applications for publication and to allow the time display (10 days in each town hall) and timely delivery of mail.No record of publication can be treated without respect of that period.
Attention, in the absence of publication of banns, the officer consular will have before it a request for a transcript of marriage, but it has been given to the publication, to transcribe the office 'marriage on its records.However, a certified copy of the transcript can be addressed by the Consulate to the public prosecutor with the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Nantes, which will assess whether this marriage is tainted or not the defect hiding. The risk of subsequent annulment of marriage is not excluded.In addition, a priority in the processing of cases will be given to those who have already been a publication of banns.
Documents to send to the Consulate prior to marriage
Your file to send at least two months before the scheduled date of marriage, should contain:
A letter signed and dated by the spouses requesting the publication of banns. You can specify a date of marriage (even approximate)
A full copy of birth certificate for each future husband (copy certified by the City of birth, older than 6 months);
Duplication of national identity cards or the French original certificate of French nationality, which will be returned (no passport);
In case of divorce or widowhood, a copy of divorce (unnecessary if the mention of divorce is affixed on the birth certificate)
A proof of residence marriage (invoices, receipts or proof of residence issued by the municipality or registration certificate issued by the consulates)
The (s) act (s) of birth of the child that you had (s) together before marriage in Las Vegas,
.A notary certificate, if you've spent a marriage contract.
Getting married in Las Vegas
Before the civil or religious ceremony, the spouses must obtain a marriage license ( "Marriage License"), which is produced in Las Vegas with the County Court House, 200 South 3rd street.
After the civil or religious ceremony, the spouses receive the authority celebrated the marriage certificate entitled "Marriage Certificate"
Attention, this marriage will then be "saved" by the local administrative authorities of Clark County, which will issue an official document, the "Certified Abstract of Marriage."You can get up on this act before:
Clark County Recorder Clark County Recorder
500 South Grand Central Parkway 500
LAS VEGAS, NV 89155-1510
Telephone: (1) 702 -455-4336
Only the "Certified Abstract of Marriage" will allow the French Consulate to put your marriage on civil registers French.
Note that the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles is not able to provide places of celebration of marriage and can not substitute for you to get the marriage official.This act will necessarily be delivered or you be sent to your address, and not of the Consulate.
Getting a family book and acts
French marriage (Transcript)
Following the publication of banns, the Consulate is already in possession of your file. You will then submit the original copy of the marriage U.S. official registered by the Clark County, entitled "Certified Abstract of Marriage" (the translation is not required).
The Consulate transcribe your marriage on French consular records, and you ship directly to your home a family book and certified copies of your marriage.Because of the large number of marriages in Las Vegas, an average delay of three months is expected for this shipment.
However, under Article 47 of the French Civil Code ( "Any act of the civil status of French and foreign, done in foreign countries shall prevail if it was written in the forms used in that country.) you are considered married at the time of marriage specified in the "Certified Abstract of Marriage." Any religious marriage in France is now possible.
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