What is a Marriage Certificate Request Letter?
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.
When to use a Marriage Certificate Request Letter:
- You need a copy of your marriage certificate.
- You need proof of marriage for a name change or legal purposes.
Marriage Certificate Request Letter FAQs
What information is included in a marriage certificate?
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.
What information may be needed to request a copy of a marriage certificate?
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.
Where can you request a copy of your marriage certificate?
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