Apply For A Portsmouth Marriage License
How do we get a marriage license if we live in Portsmouth, Virginia?
In Portsmouth, you can get your marriage license at the Portsmouth Circuit Court Clerk’s office when you submit a marriage license application. The Portsmouth Circuit Court Clerk’s office can be found on the first floor at the Circuit Court Building, 601 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia. You can call the office if you want by dialing (757) 393-8671. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except for on Virginia state holidays. If you want to visit the official website for the Portsmouth Circuit Court, go to Portsmouth Marriage License.
How can we qualify to receive a marriage license in Portsmouth, Virginia?
You can qualify to receive a marriage license in Portsmouth if you are both single and at least 18 years old. When you apply for your marriage license, you will need to appear in person together at the Portsmouth Circuit Court Clerk’s office to show your government-issued photo I.D. such as a driver’s license. If you have been divorced, you might be asked to present your divorce decree because some counties in Virginia do require this documentation. If you are a minor, you may qualify to receive a marriage license if you are at least 16 years old and you have proof of parental consent.
When does our Portsmouth marriage license expire?
Your Portsmouth marriage license expires 60 days after your marriage license is issued by the Portsmouth Circuit Court Clerk’s office. If your marriage license expires, you need to reapply for a marriage license at the Portsmouth Circuit Court Clerk’s office if you want to be married in Portsmouth.
Is our Portsmouth marriage license valid only in Portsmouth?
No. Your marriage license, once issued by the Portsmouth Circuit Court Clerk’s office, is valid anywhere in the state of Virginia.
Do we need blood test results to get a marriage license in Portsmouth, Virginia?
No, you do not need blood test results or physical examinations in order to be issued a marriage license in Portsmouth, Virginia.
What do we need to pay to receive a marriage license in Portsmouth, Virginia?
In Portsmouth, you will need to pay a $30.00 marriage license fee before you will receive your marriage license. You must pay this fee in cash.
Can we invite whoever we want to perform our marriage ceremony in Portsmouth, Virginia?
Yes, as long the person that you invite to perform your marriage ceremony is an authorized marriage celebrant in the state of Virginia. To legally perform marriage ceremonies in the state of Virginia, celebrants must be authorized by a Virginia Circuit Court. You can learn more about who you can invite to perform your marriage ceremony by contacting the Portsmouth Circuit Court Clerk.
How can we get a copy of our marriage certificate in Portsmouth, Virginia after we are married?
After you are married, you can request a certified copy of your marriage certificate from the Portsmouth Circuit Court Clerk’s office. You will need to pay a fee of $2.50 for each certified copy that you request. Contact the Portsmouth Circuit Court Clerk for more information.
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