Thank you very much, you know a marriage certificate is one of the requirements to file form i730 for my wife, but now I’m stockThe embassies and the federal government in general are not in the business of recognizing or certifying foreign marriages. You'll have to talk to the officials in whatever US state you wish to have recognize that you are married.
And what country would that be? And, I'll ask again: what facts support the existence of a common law marriage pursuant to the laws of that country?My home country in Africa
First of all, you're not going to find someone on a legal message board who has "gone through [a] situation" involving someone in one of the four dozen-plus countries in Africa that involved proving the existence of a marriage. Second, as noted, there are over four dozen countries in Africa. Each has its own laws, and I doubt very much that all of them allow common law marriage. You've been asked now multiple times where the supposed common law marriage took place and haven't done anything other than narrow it down to one of 54 countries. That's a bit frustrating for the folks you are asking to help you.I thought anyone might have gone through this situation and had a solution. Thanks for your advice