Why Do I Need a Copy of My Marriage Certificate?

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Marriage is a wonderful thing, and keeping track of the documentation of this bond can, at times, be difficult! Luckily, we are here to assist you in obtaining your marriage certificate, should you lose this important document.

There are many different reasons that a marriage certificate may be required in day-to-day life. Most commonly we see the marriage certificate as a requirement when applying for your birth certificate if your name has changed due to marriage. The State requires the marriage certificate to verify the person requesting the birth certificate is indeed the person listed on the record.

Some states will not allow you to request your birth certificate without the marriage certificate, making this a very important document to have. Also, a marriage certificate is commonly a required document when applying for a passport or dual citizenship. Read this article for more information about why it’s important to have your marriage certificate.

To start your application now, click here: Marriage Certificate Application – Vital Records Online

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