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Requirements for Securing A Marriage License in Georgia

  • You must be at least eighteen (18) years old to apply without parental consent.
  • You may be sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) with parental consent. Both parents or your custodial parent must sign for you if you are underage. The parents must accompany the minor applying for the marriage license and must have proper identification, such as a valid driver's license.
  • Underage female applicants who are pregnant may apply without parental consent. A letter from a doctor who practices in the same county that issues the lisence must be presented at the time of the application. The doctor's letter must state that she is pregnant, how far along she is and her estimated due date. This letter must be on the doctor's letterhead with his/her original signature, not a stamped signature.
  • All applicants must present a positive I.D. This may be either a Driver's License, a certified copy of a Birth Certificate, a Military I. D., a passport, or a State I. D. card. Social Security Cards, Insurance Cards, Credit Cards, Work or School I. D. cards are not acceptable.
  • All applicants need blood test results from the County Health Department. The blood test may be obtained from other health care facilities, but he results must be printed on a mandatory State Premarital Form signed by the doctor. A Rubella test, in addition to the test for sexually transmitted diseases, is required. Blood test results cannot be over 30 days old.
  • If either applicant has received a divorce within the past six (6) months, a certified copy of the Judgment and Decree with the Judge's signature on the order, is required when applying for your marriage license.
  • Both the bride and the groom must be present at the same time in order to apply for the Marriage License. The fee for the license is varies by county.
  • There is no waiting period in Georgia; you will receive your license at the time you apply.

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Requirements for Securing A Marriage License in South Carolina

  • The bride and groom must appear together at the office of a South Carolina County Probate Judge and file a written application. This application asks for the full name, social security number, age, and place of residence of both the bride and the groom. It is a sworn statement that must be signed by both the bride and the groom and notarized in the office of the Probate Judge.
  • There is a waiting period after the application is filed before the license can be picked up and the marriage can take place. This waiting period varies from county to county, so please contact the appropriate county probate judge at least a week before you plan to get married.
  • If you are 18 years old or older, you do not need parental consent. But you must provide proof of your age by presenting one of the following: valid driver's license; original or a certified copy of your birth certificate; valid South Carolina identification card issued by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety; current military identification card; or a current passport .
  • If you are under the age of 18, parental consent can be granted for those who are at least 16 years old. All minor applicants must file an original or a certified copy of their birth certificate, which becomes a part of their permanent application record. The parent or legal guardian of a minor applicant must appear at the same time as the minor to present identification and sign a form consenting to the marriage.
  • No blood test or physical exam is required.
  • South Carolina residency is not required.
  • No proof of divorce is required.
  • Fees vary by county. You must pay cash.
  • A South Carolina marriage license is valid only for marriages performed in South Carolina.
  • There is no expiration date for a South Carolina marriage license.

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