Be sure you start this process as soon as possible. Once your file is complete, your parish priest will send your marriage file to the Chancellor’s Office at the Administrative Offices for the Diocese of Brooklyn for review and stamping of approval. It is then sent to the diocese where you are getting married. They review it, stamp their approval and send it on to the Catholic Church where you will be getting married. The Chancellor’s Office needs at least three months to get the paperwork stamped, sealed and sent out to another country if you are not getting married in the United States.