Question: Can an American marry a South African?

South African law requires foreign citizens to present a “Letter of No Impediment to Marry” from their Embassy when they apply for a marriage license in South Africa. Therefore, U.S. consular officers cannot make any official certification about a U.S. citizens marriage status or eligibility.

What does nationality mean in South Africa?

Expanding on citizenship in South Africa it says it is obtained by birth, descent or naturalisation. The basic principle of the South African citizenship is that a child follows the citizenship or nationality of his or her parents. If one parent is a South African citizen, the child will be a citizen by birth.

Does the US recognize a marriage from another country?

Marriage Documents (To Marry Overseas) in the USA. If a US citizen legally marries a person abroad, that marriage would be recognized as legal in the USA if it was legally performed and is valid per the legislation of the foreign country.

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