Marriage License


Marriage License

If you've just set a date for your wedding, this can be an exciting time for the two of you! Don't let the marriage license laws of Texas put a dent in your wedding plans.

Here's what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for a Texas marriage license. We recommend getting this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way about a month before your wedding date.

Congratulations and much happiness as you begin your lifetime journey together!

Requirements may vary as each county in Texas could have their own requirements.

ID Requirement:

In Texas, you will need three valid forms of id such as drivers license, certified copy of your birth certificate, U. S. passport, military ID card, and your Social Security number.

Residency Requirement:

Neither one of you have to be a resident of Texas. Texas is a great locale for a destination wedding! South Padre Island is an ideal location for a beach wedding

Pre-marital Education:

In Texas, (not mandatory) couples are encouraged to attend a premarital education course that is at least four hours duration. It must be finished during the year preceding applying for a marriage license. Contact the county clerk for a roster of area course providers


Previous Marriage

If divorced within thirty days, Texas requires that you show a certified copy of your divorce decree stating the 30 day waiting period is waived.


Waiting Period in Texas

There is a 72 hour (3 days) waiting period in state of Texas If a marriage ceremony has not been conducted before the 90th day after the date the license is issued, the marriage license expires. The 72 hours (3 days) waiting period in Texas can be waived for active duty military personnel.


Fees and Other Tests

The fees may vary from Texas county to county. Blood tests or medical examinations are not required in Texas.


 

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