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Hi! My husband and I recently moved to Guadalajara from Los Angeles, CA. We bought a house here in 2018 and came in March for a week long vacation. At the end of our trip the quarantine began and we decided to stay. That was over six months ago! 


A little background: I am a dual citizen of mexican decent. My husband is US born and we married in LA five years ago. Also, we are both men. Currently I am retired and my husband works remotely for a large university in LA. 


Does anyone have any experience dealing with visas and gay marriage in Mexico? Since my husband has overstayed his visa, how does he go about applying for a new one? And also, is it easier to get re married in Mexico or try to get our American marriage recognized here?


Any help would be appreciated!

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To marry in Mexico, you need a valid FMM. The easiest place to marry is Mexico City as a gay couple. 

And to be sponsored by your husband again you need a current FMM. As to the process please read my web site under visas / family and marriage to a Mexican national. Your names must match 100000% on passports and marriage license. You obtain an apostle of your California marriage license. Then it is translated in Mexico by a certified translator. Next, register your marriage with Registro Civil. Finally, you apply at Inmigracion. It is easier than it sounds. I have more than 500 INM processes annually and this is the process I have applied often including our own marriage.





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On 9/29/2020 at 9:21 AM, AdamAdamLopez said:

Awesome. One question, when it comes to providing my husband's birth certificate, how recent must the copy be? I know that when I applied for my INE they gave me a hard time because my copy was 6 months old. We would have to have his mailed from Virginia and I want to make sure it meets the dates requirements. Thanks

I do not believe there is a time limit. 

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