Marrying a foreigner for money is illegal, and those participating in immigration fraud can face up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, or both, according to the U.S. Code § 1325: Improper Entry by Alien.
Can you go to jail for marrying an immigrant?
An individual will be charged with marriage fraud if they entered into a marriage for the purpose of evading U.S. immigration law. This felony offense carries a prison sentence of up to five years and a fine of up to $250,000, and applies to both foreign nationals and U.S. citizens who perpetrate this crime.
Can I get married online to a foreigner?
California. Thanks to an executive order issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom on April 30, 2020, California residents are now able to obtain marriage licenses virtual, rather than in-person. NEW: CA will now allow adults to obtain marriage licenses via videoconferencing for the next 60 days, Newsom tweeted.