Green Cardby Debbie McGoldrick
- Renewing my nine year old green card having lived in Ireland
- Extending your stay with a 90 day holiday waiver - is it possible?
- Renewing my Irish child’s US passport without getting her American Dad involved
- Having divorced my American wife can I get my new Irish girlfriend a visa?
- I-94 arrival and departure cards in United States will soon be obsolete
Can failure to register with Selective Service cause problems with an application for naturalization? Most definitely.
A male friend, 28 years of age, recently went for a naturalization interview in New York, but had his request for citizenship temporarily denied because he did not register for Selective Service during the required time period.
“I AM an American citizen, and my fiancé is Irish-born, living here on a work visa. We are possibly planning on getting married next year in Ireland. How does one go about planning a marriage in Ireland? My fiancé is rather clueless because he’s been out of the country for so long, and he doesn’t have much family there; we’re doing it on a small scale because we both love it there so much. I know this isn’t an immigration question, but where should we begin? Also, could I be an Irish citizen after we get married?”
THERE is plenty of information available via the Internet about all you’ll need to know about planning an Irish wedding. The General Register Office is the Irish government body dealing with marriage, birth and death records (www.groireland.ie; click the getting married link on the left). Even the American Embassy in Dublin provides comprehensive information on its website (www.dublin.usembassy.gov).
You can choose either a church or civil wedding in the county of your choosing. If you wish to get married in a church you’ll have to select one and contact parish officials on how to proceed.