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My fiance and I are currently in the US, and would like to sign papers for our marriage certificate in California. We have the go-ahead from the local state office to submit the license and certificate for marriage.

However, we want to be 150% sure, that the certificate will be valid in the UK, and whether it will need further authorization, on US or UK soil.

For the Marriage Certificate to be valid in the UK:
1) Will the Californian Issued Marriage certificate need to be Apostilled by the Secretary of State?
2) Where/how do we register the marriage certificate on return to the UK?
3) If there is one name change upon signing, will the passport on return be valid?

I am a British citizen, and my partner is a Spanish EEA- and dual national with South Africa. We lived in the US for the past few years but are returning to a home address in the UK permanently.

Any advice from you experienced expats would be appreciated!!!!!

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Thanks for the quick reply Nyclon!

That's good to hear.

However, can a ‘record’ be created for the overseas marriage by depositing the marriage certificate in the UK GRO. Or is this a thing of the past?

Thanks again (it's bright and early for you!)
 
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