INTL Marriage Briefing

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Published on December 1, 2008

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Slide 1: International Marriages in Korea:USFK Reg 600-240 International Marriages in Korea:USFK Reg 600-240 : International Marriages in Korea:USFK Reg 600-240 Purpose. To ensure that: Marriages between US Service members and non-US citizens are valid; Non-US citizen dependents are eligible for immigration; and Service members who wish to marry non-US citizens are fully informed of and follow the regulatory procedures necessary to effect a valid marriage. Applicability. USFK Reg 600-240 applies to all US military personnel assigned to the Republic of Korea. It does not apply to marriages between US citizens. Why this is important to you. International marriage may impact your security clearance Immigration issues make it harder to evacuate dependents in the event of combat Once you PCS from Korea, any dependents left behind lose ration cards and other benefits associated with SOFA status Failure to comply with this regulation subjects you to UCMJ action International Marriages in Korea:USFK Reg 600-240 : STEP 13: Couple goes to the US or third country embassy for notarization and witnessing of the USFK Forms 165 and 164, respectively STEP 1: Service member informs chain of command STEP 2: First counseling with battalion/squadron or equivalent level Cdr (with potential spouse) STEP 3: Second counseling with battalion/ squadron or equivalent level Cdr (without potential spouse) STEP 4: Service member notifies security officer; All potential spouses obtain background check STEP 5: Pre-marriage counseling with a Chaplain STEP 6: Pre-marriage counseling with a Legal Officer STEP 7: Medical examinations (for both Service member & potential spouse) STEP 8: Submit packet to battalion/squadron or equivalent level Cdr for review STEP 10: Verification officer final review and verification 48 hour minimum waiting period International Marriages in Korea:USFK Reg 600-240 Remember to keep your chain of command informed on the status of the petition and visa application STEP 11: Service member & spouse complete USFK Forms 164 & 165 at the local legal assistance office STEP 12: Service member & spouse register marriage and obtain a certificate of marriage from the local Ward Office STEP 9: Battalion/squadron or equivalent level Cdr review (to include legal & medical sufficiency reviews) STEP 14: Service member submits immigrant petition to the Department of Homeland Security STEP 15: Once petition is approved, Service member submits immigrant visa application to Department of State International Marriages in Korea:USFK Reg 600-240 : Practical Tips Inform your Chain of Command before you do ANYTHING! Keep them informed every step of the way. Start intended spouse’s background check EARLY! Need police checks from home country AND Korea (if in Korea for more than 6 months). CALL YOUR LOCAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE OFFICE AT ANY POINT WITH QUESTIONS!! International Marriages in Korea:USFK Reg 600-240 International Marriages in Korea:USFK Reg 600-240 : CONTACTS for Advice and Assistance Chain of Command USFK Reg. 600-240 (Under Publications on the USFK Website) U.S. Embassy, Seoul Local Legal Assistance Office International Marriages in Korea:USFK Reg 600-240

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