What is a Marriage Certificate?
A marriage certificate is an official statement showing that two people are married.
In most jurisdictions, a marriage certificate is issued by a government official after the civil registration of the marriage.
- In the United States, a marriage certificate is an official record that two people have undertaken a marriage ceremony.
- A marriage certificate is required for a number of reasons including evidence of change of a party’s name, legitimacy issues of a child, divorce proceedings, and other such purposes.