Why Choose
a Proxy Marriage?

  • Join Your Future Military Spouse Overseas
  • Be Stationed Together!
  • Bring Your Foreign Fiance to the USA
  • Get Military Benefits Now!
  • Free Consultation with a US Immigration Attorney
  • We Offer Military Discounts & Payment Plans

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S&B Professional Services Inc, specializes in arranging Legal Proxy Marriages for members of the US Military. Having arranged over 3,000 proxy marriages, we’re the most experienced name in the business. We are pleased to offer Military Discounts for active-duty members of the US Military. Please call us at (877) 482-2406 for details.

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Experts answer to your Proxy Marriage questions about:

  • Foreign fiancés & immigration issues
  • Divorces and pending divorces
  • Military couples seeking to be stationed together
  • Non-military proxy marriages
  • Discounts & payment plans


Proxy Marriage and US Immigration Laws

USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) does recognize the legal validity of a proxy marriage immediately upon its solemnization (officiation). Notwithstanding, UCIS will require that the marriage be "consummated" before it may be recognized for immigration purposes. This is known as the "Consummation Requirement."

In order to satisfy the "Consummation Requirement," a couple, who has been married by proxy, must prove to UCIS that the couple has been physically together after the proxy marriage was solemnized (officiated); moreover, the couple may do so by providing copies of visas, airline tickets, photographs, etc.

A bride or groom, who is a citizen of a foreign nation and who has entered into marriage by proxy, but who has not yet consummated the marriage, may apply for a K-1 Visa by submitting an I-129F, as well as a G-325A for each her or himself as well as for the sponsoring spouse. Conversely, upon consummating the marriage, such a bride or groom may apply for a K-3 Visa by filing an I-130 instead of the I-129F.

Notwithstanding the caveat in regards to USCIS' "Consummation Requirement," a proxy marriage is recognized as a legal marriage by all branches of the U.S. Federal Government, all U.S. States and territories, and all foreign nations which recognize U.S. marriages.

The U.S. Armed Forces have no "Consummation Requirement." The U.S. Armed Forces allow a spouse, who is married by proxy, as well as any children of such a union (and even of a prior union, with certain conditions), to be enrolled in DEERS immediately upon the solemnization of the marriage, even before the marriage is consummated. This allows the non-enlisted spouse and any children to immediately start to receive military marriage benefits, including TRICARE, married or family BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing), Family Separation Allowance, entry to the Commissary and the Exchange, Educational Benefits, Death Benefits, etc., etc..

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  • Thank you so much for your assistance in getting our marriage official. My husband is currently serving in Bagram, Afghanistan with the United States Army and by using your services to obtain our marriage, I was able to make all the arrangements for us to move and many other things that would make his transition home much easier and less stressful for both of us. Our most heartfelt thanks for your prompt service and professionalism."

    - Sgt. Christopher & Patricia Elkins
  • "We are very happy that we chose to get married by Proxy. At the time that we wanted our wedding to take place Patrick was deployed to Afghanistan. Upon his return we did a renewal of our vows and wedding pictures together. We have now been happily married for two years and are pleased to announce the birth of our son Charlie. We truely are blessed."


    - Laura & Patrick
  • "Thank you for your help and making this dream possible even though we are away from the United States. We are more than pleased with your services and would recommend you to anyone in the same situation."

    - Ray & Brandy C.