spaint wrote:cfimages wrote:nonredneck wrote:Thanks for the response. I don't believe the USA issues marriage certificates if you got married in a foreign country. I'm pretty sure Taiwan must know this. Getting it authenticated at a US consulate is probably the only thing I can do. I've been warned that Taiwan would try to make it difficult to bring a SE Asian wife to Taiwan. Looks like they are right.
I wouldn't be too hard on Taiwan over this - there's no reason for them to know the US doesn't issue certificates. I doubt they're lying to you over it or purposely giving you a hard time.
They can't possibly have not encountered this kind of thing before.
I remember when I was married to my ex the immigration officers wanted proof of British registration of the marriage. I was incredulous: first I haven't lived in the UK since I was a minor, and second the marriage was done IN TAIWAN - but they still wanted me to jump through their idiotic hoops.
I rarely defend the TW govt because they are royal fuck ups on immigration and all that jazz and has caused me personally a lot of hassles. But in this case, since the UK does NOT recognize marriage performed in Taiwan, they are within the realm of understanding to require proof your marriage is recognized by the country of your passport. Especially the UK . Because otherwise you hve a marriage considered invalid in the UK.