Can I get a marriage license in both New York and in PA if I'm doing my ceremony in PA and am currently a NY resident?
Hi,the marriage license shall be applied for in the state (PA in Your case), where the ceremony will be held regardless to residency (NY in Your case).The marriage license issued in PA is valid for the whole state. You can submit the application in any county clerk office.Application:- minimum of three business days and/or up to a maximum of 60 days prior to the marriage ceremony.- there is a three (business) day waiting period for issuance of the actual license.- both applicants must be present to apply.- Social Security Numbers are REQUIRED at the time of application.- Drivers license or Photo ID for applicants
Hi, and thank you! Sorry, I should have included more background. My fiancee and I live and work in NYC (we're getting married in PA because both sets of parents live there). She's not covered by health insurance right now, and I'd like to put her on my company benefits package, but to do that I need a marriage certificate - So I'm planning to get both a NY and PA marriage license, basically having both at the same time - can I do this?
Hi,marriage license should be applied for only once in the only state You will marry. So, if You don't want to get married in NY, I don't understand why do You want to apply for a marriage license there. If You wish to get married in a short time, You can make the real official wedding in NY (two of You and the witnesses) and the have a symbolic ceremony and reception in PA. Fir this latter, You needn't any license, since it is just a pretended ceremony for the guests and family.
I'm a wedding planner since 2007 and I happily answer to Your questions.