Do I need witnesses to get married in Washington?

Applying for a marriage license in Washington does not require blood tests, witnesses, birth certificates or divorce decrees. (It does require a valid photo ID.)

Can you get married without witnesses?

Is a wedding ceremony legally binding without witnesses? Quite simply, no. … In the same way some couples choose to have a small legally binding ceremony, followed by a huge wedding with a blessing, you could do it in reverse.

What is required to get married in the state of Washington?

Both parties must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid form of photo identification, a U.S. passport, driver’s license, military ID. You’ll also need your Social Security card. If you don’t have a Social Security number, you can still marry, but you may need to sign a declaration that you don’t have one.

Do you need witnesses to get married at home affairs?

A marriage must be conducted in the presence of at least two witnesses in: a church or another building used for religious services. in a public office or private house, with open doors. in the case of serious illness or injuries, the marriage may take place in a hospital or any concerned facility.

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Can I get married online?

Not only are some states recognizing virtual ceremonies, but they are also allowing residents to apply for marriage licenses online, something that typically must be done in-person.

What documents do I need to get married?

Marriage license

  • Driver’s licenses or passports (government-issued photo ID)
  • Birth certificates.
  • Social Security number.
  • Divorce decree if you were previously married and are divorced.
  • Death decree if you were previously married and are widowed.
  • Parental consent if you are underage.

Is marriage certificate and marriage license the same?

A Marriage License is the legal document which one must have to get married. A Marriage Certificate is the legal document that proves that you have been married.

How long does it take to get a marriage license in WA?

Approximate processing time: Two weeks. We recommend submitting your completed application and payment at least three weeks before your marriage ceremony in order to receive the marriage license by that date. Download the Marriage License Application (PDF).

Are Home Affairs open on Saturdays?

Currently, Home Affairs offices close at 3.30pm and are not open on weekends.

Is Home Affairs open during lockdown?

Home Affairs offices are open between 8am and 3.30pm: Monday to Friday. DHA service contact points observe all Covid-19 health protocols. When visiting our offices, please observe social distancing and wear a face mask. Together we can beat the Coronavirus!

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