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Making a Marriage Certificate Request Letter
A Marriage Certificate Request Letter can get you a copy of your marriage certificate, whether you got married last week or fifty years ago. If you're considering changing your name or updating your passport, you may need proof of your marriage. You can get a copy of your certificate from the agency where you filed your license with a Marriage Certificate Request Letter.
Use the Marriage Certificate Request Letter document if:
A Marriage Certificate Request Letter can formally prove that you've gotten married. Whether you need a copy to replace an original, take care of official business, or just want an extra for your records; getting an extra copy can be relatively easy and inexpensive. It can be a good idea to have an extra copy on hand, but you need to request it first. Sending a Marriage Certificate Request Letter is your first step to getting an official copy of your marriage certificate.
Other names for this document: Request for Marriage Documents
Your marriage certificate includes the following information:
The date and place you got married.
The married couple’s maiden names and new married names, if changing.
The names of both sets of parents.
The places of birth and residence of both spouses.
To get a copy of your marriage certificate, you may need to provide the following information:
The full names of both spouses.
The exact date of the marriage.
The city/town, county and state where the marriage took place.
Your reason for requesting the copy.
Anyone on whose behalf you are requesting the copy.
The number of copies you need.
Your contact information (address, phone number, email).
A check for the retrieval, copy and delivery service.
The state office of vital statistics in the state where you were married will be the first place to go to find out the latest information on where to send your request and how to send your request. If your marriage took place in another country, you’ll need to contact the embassy or consulate that’s closest to you, and have them request a copy of your marriage certificate. Following is a list of state vital statistics offices.
State Offices of Vital Statistics
Last reviewed or updated 04/25/2022