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What are people's experience with waiting times to receive their certified marriage certificates? My fiancee and I will marry in New Orleans in March, and would like to submit our AOS as soon as possible after. I've heard stories of some people receiving their marriage certificates right away and others waiting months. Does anyone have any advice?

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2 minutes ago, James Joyce said:

What are people's experience with waiting times to receive their certified marriage certificates? My fiancee and I will marry in New Orleans in March, and would like to submit our AOS as soon as possible after. I've heard stories of some people receiving their marriage certificates right away and others waiting months. Does anyone have any advice?

Months? Never heard of that. It's usually the officiant's responsibility to file the marriage license within 3 business days. Then it should be ready a few days after that at the most. 

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Never heard of someone waiting months, you marriage license expires in 30 days if you don't get married. I looked up New Orleans marriage guide, same as Illinois(except your fee is way cheaper than mine) You purchase marriage license, wait 24 hours and then you can get married in court(fastest way), you have to ask the vital records in your court on how long they usually take to print out your certificate. i got mine within minutes after judge signed off on it. I suggest you get married right away if you want to file AOS now. don't wait until March, you are just adding more wait time for your AOS/EAD/AP? you have to get married within 90 days. see link below for detailed info. call your court and ask them questions. I am glad i called because i had to make appt with judge to get married, I thought I can just show up lol.

 

http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/644


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Biometric NOA:  12/14/18  Biometric Appt: 12/26/18

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3 hours ago, James Joyce said:

What are people's experience with waiting times to receive their certified marriage certificates? My fiancee and I will marry in New Orleans in March, and would like to submit our AOS as soon as possible after. I've heard stories of some people receiving their marriage certificates right away and others waiting months. Does anyone have any advice?

50 possible answers because marriage laws are state issues, and then it also a county or parish issue.  Your true answer is what is the typical time frame for the parish in Louisiana that you will be married in 


YMMV

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51 minutes ago, Lebanese23 said:

Never heard of someone waiting months, you marriage license expires in 30 days if you don't get married. I looked up New Orleans marriage guide, same as Illinois(except your fee is way cheaper than mine) You purchase marriage license, wait 24 hours and then you can get married in court(fastest way), you have to ask the vital records in your court on how long they usually take to print out your certificate. i got mine within minutes after judge signed off on it. I suggest you get married right away if you want to file AOS now. don't wait until March, you are just adding more wait time for your AOS/EAD/AP? you have to get married within 90 days. see link below for detailed info. call your court and ask them questions. I am glad i called because i had to make appt with judge to get married, I thought I can just show up lol.

 

http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/644

Thanks for the reply. My fiancee is only quitting her job in Europe now, will come to U.S. March 1 and we will marry a week later. I did hear of certain California courthouses have 4-6 week delays in mailing marriage certificates, but this sounds like the exception. I will call vital records at my court house and ask. It would be great if the are as fast as in Illinois.

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