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Fastest place to get married

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Hello VJers!

 

Getting married should be a step under K-1 before AOS, right?

 

Just read quite a few stories of VJ about the government possibly being slow to generate marriage certificates (6~8 weeks), which would then delay AOS. So what is the fastest place to get married? (Just trying to get things moving as fast as possible within my power.)

 

Also, I would like to find a jurisdiction that does not require witnesses in addition to being fast.

 

Las Vegas?

 

 

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Vegas requires a witness, but some of the chapels do allow you to walk your paperwork over to the office yourself once the ceremony is done which can sometimes allow you to get a marriage certificate the same day. 

 

California allows you to petition to have a special license which would allow you to not have witnesses but I don't know the requirements for the special license. Also not sure on how long they take to send the marriage certificate. 

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Most chapels in Las Vegas offer to witness for you, just tell them right away. The marriage bureau also had someone to witness there if I had made it on time to my appointment, but don't know if it's always available 

 

i was able to apply online for the marriage license, get it on the same day I got married

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we are in KS.  we went 3rd party to some pastor, vs the judge which would have taken longer to schedule and more expensive. This guy charged us $100. My friend was a witness and the pastors wife.  I filed for a copy w/ the vitals office a few days later and next day aired and didnt take very long to get our BC at all.  No need to jet off to vegas.

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Like others have said, Clark County in Nevada is quick and sweet.  But there is a long list of places where it is easy and quick to get a marriage license.  San Francisco, Los Angeles even NYC is easy (24 hour waiting period for NYC).  There is a long list of places that only require a 3 day waiting period, Orlando and Seattle to name two. 

 

Since there is a long list of places where it is easy to get married, there are two main questions I would ask:

 

1.  Do they only require an ID and payment to apply for a marriage license?  If they require a blood test, former divorce decrees etc etc. it then no longer is easy anymore.

2.  Can you pick up your marriage certificate the same day or within a reasonable time period?  Some clerk of courts will hand you the marriage certificate while you wait.

 

Good luck!  And please report back on what you decide to do.       

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