If you are planning your wedding celebrations in New York, then will need to become familiar with some of the marriage license requirements. For a full comprehensive detail of the requirements for the State of New York, please click on this link http://www.cityclerk.nyc.gov/html/marriage/license.shtml. Otherwise here are some highlights about getting married in New York:
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The fee for a Marriage License is $35 by credit card or money order payable to the City Clerk.
Duration of the Marriage License
A New York State Marriage License is valid for 60 days (except for active military personnel, for whom the validity runs for 180 days). A Marriage License issued in New York can be used anywhere within New York State but may not be used outside New York State.
Some of the finer points
- You can begin the application process to receive a Marriage License online via “City Clerk Online“. This will speed up the process which then must be completed in person at the Office of the City Clerk.
- Regardless of whether you started the application process online, or will be filling out a paper form for a Marriage License, you and your prospective spouse must complete the process by appearing at the Office of the City Clerk in person, together and at the same time.
- Proxy marriage is not permitted in New York, so no other party may apply on behalf of either spouse
- You must wait a full 24 hours before your Marriage Ceremony can be performed unless you obtain a Judicial Waiver
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