Married in Nicaragua?

I have been thinking about making this post for a while. A recent post by Juanno pushed me over to the time to do it side. It has to do with Married vs. married.

There are some folks posting here who are actually married to a Nicaraguan. I can think of three very quickly. Then there are those who imply they are married to a Nicaraguan and a third group who readily admits (OK, implies) that they are just shacking up or something close to that.

My question is, what is the reason behind you picking a particular one of these three groups? Is it your personal history, something special/different about Nicaragua or ???

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That remeinds me of one of

That remeinds me of one of my former manager who used to say to the anti-tax talk that it's better to make money that you have to pay taxes on than to not make any money at all.

Being a dual citizen is a tremendous advantage, especially if your primary residence is Nica and you live like a Nica. Simply being able to go to America to find work is a tremendous opportunity.

But going back to the original question; marriage is a social act of openly proclaiming your bond to the community. Most things we are not embarrassed or ashamed of are done openly and with public proclamation.

http://nicaragua.usembassy.go

Question about child benefits

Friends (Gringo male, Nica girlfriend) have a baby born in NIcaragua. They want to know what kind of benefits does the baby get if registered at the US Embassy? Anything else?

All the benefits and responsibilities

of US citizenship. Netnet, that means he or she can go north for work and education. Also, if Nic goes downhill they don`t have to play the refugee game, they just get on the next plane.

Check the US Consulate in Managua website. I doubt that the baby`s being illegitemate in the eyes of the law makes any difference as long as the US parent fesses up to paternity but they need to find out. The general law is that 1 US parent makes somebody a US citizen, but you need to document it all now while all is still documentable. Unless the baby is from the Nica upper crust, It would be in the baby`s best interest to get US citizenship if at all possible and I find it hard to belive the Nica relatives don`t know that.

I doubt that there would be any immediate benefits here, but as a US citizen the baby would have all the rights and responsibilties of a citizen as soon as they went to the States.

``The government is clearly Marxist. The question is whether it is Karl or Groucho``

Maybe

"It would be in the baby`s best interest to get US citizenship if at all possible"

One of those US Citizenship benefits is that you get to pay income tax on anything you earn anywhere in the world. No other country offers this benefit. Just one thing to think about.

being a

US citizen it's not only a benefit but an honor and a Privilege that not even the 2 faced right winged will renounce to, not matter how much trash they may talk.

I think the threshold is now around 7 or 8 k

If the baby is not connected he may never earn 7k in a year in Nicaragua so he will never pay a cent in US taxes.

``The government is clearly Marxist. The question is whether it is Karl or Groucho``

Americans LIving Abroad Can Earn $90,000.00 w/out Taxes.

Yes, over a certain income they have to file the paperwork, but U.S. citizens living abroad are not taxed on their first $90,000.00 of income. So, U.S. taxes are not likely to be a real problem for this baby.

http://a-zliving.com/section/

http://a-zliving.com/section/escape-government has the info. (Not that this or most of the other posts in this thread have anything to do with the thread subject.)

depends where u make ure money//

my income comes from the u.s. so i get to pay taxes on it..and i am a resident here

Jus Sanguinis - From the Blood

Citizenship policy in the United States is primarily based on the "Jus Soli" (Born on the soil) but has hybrid components of other classes: Jure Matrimonii (citizenship through marriage) and persons who are not born in country yet are automatically at birth U.S. citizenship of the individuals parent(s), known as "Jus Sanguinis" (right of blood").

Footnote, to get my Canadian Citizenshio from the UK without having been there first, I proved Jus Soli on my Father as he was born there, ergo I was Jus Sanguinis, born in Malaysia but to a Canadian Citizen!! Sounds complicated but not.

Relevance being, all my mother had to do (had she known) was register me as Canadian before I was two years old and all that paperwork wasn't required. So, maybe your friends need to get on it.

Lucky kid to have both.

I'm married to a Nica woman,

I'm married to a Nica woman, which also means to her family, and I'm very happy. I guess that puts me in the Married group, but what are you really asking about..?

Is it a statement/question about commitment alone or willing to make a cross-cultural commitment?

definitely put a capital M on mine :-)

or I'll be in big trouble hahaha

Doors of hope fly open when doors of promise shut. -Thomas D'Arcy McGee

Per new admin rules: Do not search for "Farmstay Managua" Thank you.

There is also may be a difference...for some

in where you are married and by whom...basically if you are Married in the church as opposed to married in a civil ceremony...

Doors of hope fly open when doors of promise shut. -Thomas D'Arcy McGee

Farmstay in the hills of Managua http://www.elportonverde.com

Shacking up

That's a great term!!!

You didn't put much about 'love' in there did you :)

For me, I could have stayed in the "living with" group but had no strong reasons why. María's preference was to get married and I couldn't find a good reason not to. She is religious (Catholic) and wanted a church wedding but settled for a civil wedding and the church wedding later.

There seems to be a lot of the older Nicaraguan generation that didn't make it legal but I see lots of younger folks getting married, I wonder if the stats are increasing and why.

Now you have reminded me to get some of the spousal benefit type paperwork done like a Will and registering her on documents or files in the UK and Canada.