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Getting Married In the United States

Anyone can get married in the United States, whether they are citizens or not, legal and illegal immigrants and temporary visitors. Foreigners are not disallowed from marrying in the US but they have to follow a number of procedures for their marriage to be considered legal. Different states have different requirements for those getting married. Some of the different things that are different in different states include the residency of the couple, age, identification documents, and type of marriage, blood tests and so on.

Before getting married in Alabama, there are a number of things you should check. First, ensure that you have a birth certificate or a valid driving license. You should also have a social security number. It is not a must that you should be a resident of the state although non-residents may have to wait a little longer in counties like Mobile.

A marriage license in Alaska usually takes three days to be processed. You should have a valid driving license and do not have to be a resident of the state to get married there. If you fax the application or mail it, a Notary Public must be present as a witness.

You should have the proper identification documents and you have to attend premarital marriage counseling by a clergyman. Getting married in the state costs about $72 in most counties

You must not be Arkansas citizen for you to get married. Original identifications are required and the spouses must be 18 years of age or the parents should avail themselves to sign some legal documents. This can cost $35 to $40.

When you want to apply for a marriage license in California, you will have to produce legal documents on your occupation and legal identification is required. There is no same sex marriage and also no waiting period.

You don't need to be a resident of Colorado for you to apply for a marriage license in the state. The marriage license is valid for only 30 days and can cost $10+. Cousin marriage is not allowed and so is same sex marriage. 

Legal identifications are required and the spouses must apply for the license in person. The license is valid for 65 days. If divorced, you have to provide the documents. This can cost $30.No blood test is needed.

Application for marriage license is made four days before the exact day of the ceremony. Residents will have to wait for 12 hours while non-resident wait for 96hours. Legal identifications must be produced and divorce forms when one of the spouses was formerly married. The license is valid for 35 days.

Getting married in Florida requires specific marriage licenses and applications. Get all the marriage-related information you need from Marriage Records.

In Georgia there is no waiting time and the cost is $65.A pre-marriage education is provided to the spouse free of charge. Both have to be 18+years of age to produce legal ID. If underage, both parents must accompany you.

Getting married in Hawaii only needs one to apply for a license, and you must be 18+years. The license are obtained from heath department. No blood test needed. You do not have to be a resident. A legal ID must be produced.

You do not have to be a resident of Idaho to get married there. Pre-marital aids pamphlet has to be signed and a legal ID must be produced.

In Illinois, a fee of $30 is charged and the waiting period is 24 hours. Legal Identifications must be produced and the license is valid for 60 days.

When in Indiana you need to apply for a license in your own county and provide your ID. Application fee of $18 for resident and $47 for non-residents is paid for license application.

In Iowa there is marriage law and gay marriage is also allowed. The license costs $30+ and the waiting period is three working days. A witness must be present during license application.

In Kansas, the minimum age to get married is 15 years and a charge of $50 is needed for the license, plus a $25 surcharge needed. There is three day waiting for application and it's not necessary for all applicants to be present.

An application fee of $34 to $36 is required. The license is obtained from town clerk's office and there is no waiting period. An ID must be produced and if there was a prior divorce, the records must also be produced.

In Louisiana, there is covenant marriage where couples have to be counseled and some documents signed. The cost is $25+ but varies from one parish to the other.   There is no waiting period and the license is valued for 90 days.

There is no waiting period and the license is valid for 90 days. At least one of you should be a resident of town where are applying. The person in charge of the ceremony is responsible for the filling of the records.

Maryland there is a waiting period of 48 hours and a fee of between $35 to $60.You need not to be the resident but have to get married in the county where application was made.

While in Massachusetts, when applying for the license, an intention of marring must be filled with the help of a county clerk. This license is only valued for 60 days and it cost only $4 to $15 in most towns of Massachusetts.

To get married in Michigan, you need to produce your photo identification and you do not need to be a resident of the county for you to apply. The price varies from one county to another.

Getting married in Minnesota requires both spouses apply before the ceremony and that they can prove they are at least 18 years old.

In Mississippi when you want to apply for the marriage license, both of you will be required to apply in person. Identifications must be produced and spouse has to wait for at least three working days before either a church leader or legislator officially carries out the marriage.

Marrying in Missouri requires a person to have an official identification from their resident area. You have to be 18 years and above for them to get married or have approval from your parents if you are underage.

In Montana there is no same sex marriage and you must produce a photo identity for the marriage license to be issued. You don't need to be the resident of that county. The licenses are obtained from town or county clerk's office all over the state.

A person has to be at the age of 18 years and over or has to be accompanied by the parents when applying for the marriage license in Nebraska. There is no waiting period after the application is made. You don't need to resident of the county to apply for the license.

Those who apply for a marriage license in Nevada do not have to undergo any test. They have to be 18 years and above or accompanied by parents or guardian if they are underage. No marriage on same sex is allowed.

For application of marriage license, a photo ID must be produced with a fee of $45. There is same sex marriage with no waiting period and tests. The license is valid for 90 days.

The license requires you to have a birth certificate or 2 IDs for proof of age. Both spouses must present themselves at the municipals office with a witness who must be over 18 years. The license is valid for 30 days and a waiting period of 72 hours. It cost $28.

The license is obtained at a cash of $25 to $40 with no waiting period, and is valid for a year. There is no need of residency and two witnesses must be present at the ceremony. Official IDs must be provided.

The spouse must apply in person at the town clerk's office. The license is valid for 60 days and costs $40.Photo IDs are required or parental consent for the underage. There is 24 hours waiting period to get the license.

Photo IDs are needed with a cash of $50 and two witnesses of 18 years and above. There is cousin marriage but no gay marriage. There is also no covenant marriage and no test is needed. The license is valid for 60 days.

You are to provide a driving license and social security card with a cash of $65 for you to obtain the license. There is no need to be a resident and no tests required. There is also no waiting period and the license is valid for 60 days.

Government issued IDs must be presented and for those between 18 to 21 years, a birth certificate is needed. There are Common Law marriages and no gay marriages. There is no waiting period and the license valid for 60 days. A cash of $50+ is to be paid.

The photo IDs must be produced and you don't need to be the resident of the state to get married. A fee of $25 -$50 is paid but trained couples pay only $5. The license is valid for 10 days with no waiting period.

Official ID is required with a cash of $50-$60.There is 3 days waiting period that can be wavered by $10 payment. A judge and two witnesses are to be present. It's valid for 60 days.

The license cost varies from one county to another. The waiting period is 3 days and the license is valid for 60days. Legal IDs are required from both spouses. For those under 18 years, consent of both parents is needed.

The applicants have to produce their birth certificates and a fee of $24+. Cousin marriage is allowed and there is Common Marriage low. There is no waiting period and the license is valid for 90 days.

The legal IDs must be produced and the cost varies from county to county. There is a waiting period of 24 hours and the license does not expire. Cousin marriage is allowed and there is Common Marriage law. Divorce decree is not needed.

A legal ID's and a cash of $45 must be produced. There is no waiting period and the license is valid for 20 days. You don't have to be the residence of South Dakota to apply.

A legal driving license or birth certificates and social security card have to be produced. The cost is $93.50-$99.50 and there is a discount of $60 for non-residents. There is no waiting period and the license is valid for 30 days.

Any legal ID and a cash of $31-$41 must be produced when applying for the license. There is also informal and proxy marriages in Texas. There is a waiting period of 72 hours and the license is valid for 30 days.

In Utah a legal ID and a cash of $45-$50 has to be paid. Common Law marriage and cousin marriages are allowed. There is no waiting period and the license is valid for 30 days.

In Vermont, a legal photo ID has to be produced by both spouses or they should be accompanied by parent if underage. There is no waiting period and you don't need to be a resident of Vermont for you to apply.

Legal photo IDs must be produced together with the payment fee of $30.There is no waiting period and the license is valid for 30 days. There is cousin marriage and ordained minister has to conduct the ceremony.

Just like other states, a legal ID and a cash of $42-$62 has to be provided. There is a waiting period of 3 days and the license is valid for 60 days. Two witnesses have to be present at the time of application. You don't need to be a resident.

A legal photo ID and a cash payment of $45 must be produced. There is a waiting period of 3 days and one does not need to be a resident. Cousin and informal marriages are allowed.

To get married in West Virginia, you need to produce a legal photo ID and $36.There is no waiting period and the license is valid for 60 days. You don't need to be the resident of the state to apply.

A legal photo ID has to be produced by both spouses, as well as social security card. The application fees vary from county to county and there is no waiting period. You don't have to be a resident of Wisconsin to apply.

The legal identifications must be produced together with a fee payment of $25. There is no waiting period and the license is valid for a year. Those who are underage have to be accompanied by their parents when applying.