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A certified copy of a marriage certificate is required in order to access many crucial documents and services including (but not limited to):
Our simple, 3-step process
Step 1Fill out application
Step 2Send documents
Step 3Receive marriage certificate
What is a certified marriage certificate?
A certified copy of a marriage certificate is a duplicate of your original marriage certificate issued directly from the county office where you received your marriage license. It is totally different to the marriage license (check the differences between marriage license vs certificate here). A certified copy can be used to apply for insurance benefits, file joint taxes, and many other crucial documents and services in the United States.
To order a copy of your lost marriage certificate, the vital statistics office will require the following information to fill the application:
- • Information about the wedding ceremony.
- • Personal information about the spouses.
- • Name and contact information of the person filing the application.
If you change your name after marriage, read this article
How to get a marriage certificate?
Ordering a replacement marriage certificate is a simple process with Vital Records Online.
First, you need to complete an easy application. Second, you will need to pay the state fee and the service fee. Third, you will need to send the application package to the Health Department, and soon you will be receiving your marriage certificate by mail. The entire process can be completed without leaving home.
Where to get a marriage certificate?
Obtain your marriage certificate online or by visiting the vital records government agency in the state where the wedding ceremony took place. Ordering your marriage certificate online is the easiest way to order marriage records.
Find the closest vital records office, visit OnlineVitals.com.
Note: Due to the spread of the COVID-19, some vital record agencies are closed or they are only processing by mail or online applications. Check the current status here.
How much is a marriage certificate?
If you need a certified marriage certificate copy, the vital record agency will charge you between $5 to $34 fee depending on the state. You can check all states fees here.
How long does it take to get a marriage certificate?
Each state has their own processing time. Usually you should expect to wait for your marriage certificate copy between 5 days to 16 weeks. Check your state processing time here.
Documents required to order a marriage certificate online
In order to complete the online application, the Health Department requires applicants to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID. It varies depending on the county, but commonly people can use the driver’s license or a state ID. Verify the list of all necessary documents required by your state here.
If you have lost all your IDs, we prepare a quick guide to know what to do in those cases.
Who can get a copy of a marriage certificate?
Marriage certificates can be requested only by the husband and the wife. Sometimes, legal representatives such as attorneys, government agencies, members of law enforcement, and court appointed agencies or individuals, can order marriage or divorce records as well. Check who can apply here.