Obtain a marriage license

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This article will be on how you can obtain a marriage license. A marriage license is a document which basically allows you to get married to your significant other. Once your marriage license is signed after you have been properly married then it is sent back to vital records in order for everything to be official of your marriage. Getting a marriage license is different for certain people so understand that the rules will change for each person in order to obtain a marriage license. Following this article will ensure that you get your marriage license according to your specific requirements as a person.

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    the first thing you will need to do in order to obtain your marriage license is be of age in order for you to obtain one for it you are too young to obtain one then you will not be able to receive your marriage license.
    The legal age for some states are different than other to give you a better understanding here is a list of the stats and their age requirements in order for you to obtain your marriage license to get married in the US:
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    1. Alabama- age to be married is 18, if accompanied by a parent a person can be married at the age of 14. But if parental consent has be given before for the person to have been married previously then consent is not required for a second time
    2. Alaska- age to be married 18, accompanied by parent consent you can be married as early as the age of 16 with parental consent the parties can also choose to be married at a younger age if asked to do so, but the youngest that has been performed is the age of 16.
    3. Arizona- age to be married is 18, parties can be married at the age of 16 when accompanied by parent but any age younger has to be approved by both parents and also judicial consent.
    4. Arkansas- age to be married is 18, when accompanied by parent consent males can marry at the of 17 females age of 16 if age is lower than that it will need to be of reason that one of parties have become pregnant by the other to have any age lower granted.
    5. California- age to be married is 18, when accompanied by parent consent any age of people can be married as there is not limit for parental consent on the age of the parties.
    6. Colorado- age to be married 18, when accompanied by a parent it can be as early as 13 years old
    7. Connecticut- age to be married is 18, when accompanied by parent the age is 16, also this state allows for same sex married.
    8. Delaware- age to be married is 18, males can marry under the age of 18 when accompanied by parent but the reason will have the regard the issue of pregnancy when under the age of 17, with females they can marry under the age of 16 for rules regarding pregnancy.
    9. Florida- age to be married 18, accompanied by parent can marry as young as 16 anything younger than 16 will have to be by reason of pregnancy.
    10. Georgia- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as 16 and under the age of 16 will be for reason of pregnancy.
    11. Hawaii- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parents as young as 15, same sex marriage also allowed in this state.
    12. Idaho- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent the age of 16
    13. Illinois- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as the age of 16, if parents refuse to consent the courts can provide consent for the parties.
    14. Indiana- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as age 17 anything under 17 will need to be for reason of pregnancy.
    15. Iowa- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent age 16 same sex marriage is possible in this state.
    16. Kansas- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent male as low as 14 females as low as 12, common law marriage is accepted in this state.
    17. Kentucky- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent no limit to the age.
    18. Louisiana- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parents no age limit to marry
    19. Maine- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as 16, same sex marriage permitted
    20. Maryland- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as age 16 anything younger will need to be of reason by pregnancy
    21. Massachusetts- age to be married 18, as low as 14 for males and 12 for females also the judge can consent for the parties as well.
    22. Michigan- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as 16
    23. Minnesota- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as 16
    24. Mississippi- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as 17 for males 16 for females.
    25. Missouri- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as 15
    26. Montana- age to o be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as age 16 anything younger will require a specific reason for the marriage
    27. Nebraska- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as 17
    28. Nevada- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as 16
    29. New Hampshire- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as age 15 for males, females 14
    30. New Jersey- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as 16 and lower for reasons of pregnancy
    31. New Mexico- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as age 16 anything younger will need to have reason by pregnancy
    32. New York- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent age 16 also the court can decide
    33. North Carolina- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as age 16 any younger by reason of pregnancy
    34. North Dakota - age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent 16
    35. Ohio- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent any age for males no lower than 16 for females.
    36. Oklahoma- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as 16 any younger will need to be by reason of pregnancy
    37. Oregon- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent age 17
    38. Pennsylvania- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as 16 years of age
    39. Rhode Island- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parents for males unlimited for females as low as age 16
    40. South Carolina- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as 16 for males and 14 females
    41. South Dakota- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as 16 anything lower than that must be for reason of pregnancy.
    42. Tennessee- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as age 16
    43. Texas- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as 14 for males 13 for females.
    44. Utah- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as the age of 14
    45. Vermont- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as 16 anything under will need to be by reason of pregnancy
    46. Virginia- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as the age of 16
    47. Washington- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as 17
    48. West Virginia- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent any age under the age of 18 permitted but will need to be by reason of pregnancy
    49. Wisconsin- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as the age of 16
    50. Wyoming- age to be married 18, when accompanied by parent as low as 16
    51. District of Columbia- age to be married is 18, when accompanied by parent as low as 16
    52. Puerto Rico- age to be married 21, if parties are under the age of 18 they will require parental participation in order to get married.
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    after you have figured out your specific situation according to your state then you will only need to go to your state vital records and pay a fee of no more than $90 in order to get your marriage license.
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    wait for your marriage license to be received for in some states it can take up to a week in order for this process to be complete, this will start the approval or denial of you marriage license.
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    wait again for after you receive your marriage license you will need to wait up to 3 days before you can actually get married officially
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    in some states both parties will be required to perform a blood test to ensure that both are healthy upon entering the marriage
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Questions and Answers

How different is it to get a marriage license in a different country?

If I want a destination wedding, do I get my license at the destination, or before I leave home?

The marriage certificate will be given in the country that you are in which will be legal in the US when you come back home. It will depend on the country that you are visiting in regards to your marriage license, some countries are still considered to be American soil so it will depend on the country you are visiting and their guidelines.

In order to get the most specific information it is recommended that you search for information for this situation or for you to give us the country you are getting married in so that I can get the information for you about this situation.

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