Marriage Certificate

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.

Key Points

  • 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.
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