Las Vegas Wedding Guide
Marriage Information & Legal Requirements
Once you have decided to get married in Vegas, our Las Vegas wedding guide tells you all about the requirements of a Nevada wedding. Relax. You don’t need blood tests and there is no waiting period other than the possible hour or more you might have to spend in the line-up to pick up your license.
Getting the legal documentation for getting married in Las Vegas is not complicated. In fact, before you leave home, you can go to a Web site to download the forms you need to get your marriage license: http://www.co.clark.nv.us/clerk and click on Marriages. Both parties have to fill out the forms, but you can do this as you pack for the trip.
Divorced? You don’t need to take your Ex or even the divorce decree, but you will need to know the exact month, day and year the divorce was final and the city and state or province of the country that granted the divorce.
Las Vegas Wedding Guide to
Marriage License Legal Requirements
To get your marriage license, head for the Regional Justice Center at 201 Clark Ave. Both parties must appear in person prepared to show proof of identity and age. Once you hand over the $55.00 fee (cash only), you will walk out, license in hand. You watched your sweetie play craps the night before the wedding and changed your mind? No sweat, your marriage license is valid for one year after it is issued.
Las Vegas Wedding Guide
Minimum Age Requirements
In Clark County, Nevada, the minimum age for both men and women to be married without parental consent is 18. They must not be more closely related than second cousins or cousins of half blood, and must not be currently married. Applicants may be asked to prove their identity (driver’s license, state-issued ID card, original or certified birth certificate, passport, military ID or a resident alien card). All documents must be translated into English.
If the proof is not acceptable, a marriage license may be refused. Unacceptable proof includes faxed copies, damaged identification, check cashing cards or photocopies of identification. US citizens must provide their Social Security number too.
If you are between 16 and 18, you will need the consent of a parent or guardian to be married in a Las Vegas wedding chapel, or any other Nevada venue. You will be expected to show proof of age and may be asked for proof of identity of the parent or guardian giving consent. A legal guardian must provide proof of appointment by the court.
If a parent or guardian is not present, it will be necessary to provide a notarized affidavit stating name, age, place of birth and relationship of the person(s) giving consent.
If you are under the age of 16, you really should turn down the heat and get back to school for a few more years. In any case, you will need parental consent and authorization from a Nevada District Court.
More Las Vegas Wedding Guide Info
The Marriage License Bureau is located in the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas.Phone Number: (702) 671-0600 Location: 201 Clark Avenue Directions: Follow Las Vegas Blvd. north, turn left on Clark Ave. The Regional Justice Center is on the northwest corner of Clark Ave. and Third St. Hours: 8:00 am to midnight every weekday including holidays.
Nevada requires two witnesses to a marriage. The minister or official performing the wedding is considered one. If you don’t know anyone in town other than the black jack dealer who can’t attend because he has to work, most Las Vegas wedding chapels will be happy to provide a second witness.
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