Saturday, October 31, 2009

South Carolina Marriage License

Here is some information pertaining to applying for your marriage license in the state of South Carolina....
To get married in the state of South Carolina, you need to obtain a marriage license. The following requirements apply to both residents and non-residents:

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 the bride and the groom. It is a sworn statement that must be signed by the bride and the groom and then notarized in the office of the probate judge. Some probate judges require both the bride and groom to show their social security cards. 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 (or simply identification if you're over age 25) by presenting one of the following:
Valid driver's license
Original birth certificate or a certified copy of your birth certificate
Current military identification card
Current passport
No blood test or physical exam is required.  South Carolina residency is not required. No proof of divorce is required.  The fee for a marriage license varies from county to county.
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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