MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR VERMILION PARISH

 

 

A marriage license may be issued in any parish, regardless of where the ceremony is to be performed or where the parties reside (RS 9:222). (Beginning January 1, 2016) BOTH parties must apply in person. There is a 72-hour waiting period between the time of issuance of the license and the ceremony.

 

FEES:   $27.00 IN Cash, Check  or Money Order.

 

APPLICATION FORM; INFORMATION REQUIRED - (RS 9:224)

  • Must contain all information required on form (see application form – RS 9:223)
  • Each parties’ social security number or one of the following if not a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the U.S.:
    • Valid and unexpired passport from the country of birth, or
  • Unexpired visa with Form I-94 as issued by the U.S.
  • Must be signed in one of the following manners:
    • Both parties before a notary or deputy clerk;
    • One party before a notary and one party before a deputy clerk;
    • Waiver signed by judge or justice of the peace (they must be in the territorial jurisdiction of the court) valid only for the absent party;
    • Military exception – individual appearing attaches a copy of the other’s military ID; only appearing party needs to sign application.   

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED - (RS 9:225)

  • BIRTH CERTIFICATE (RS 9:226)
  • If born in Louisiana:
    • Certified copy of each party’s birth certificate (short form acceptable), or
    • Order waiving birth certificate(s) WITH letter from proper registration authority that a thorough search was made and no birth record was located (RS 9:227 & 228).
  • If born outside of Louisiana but in a U.S. state or territory, (American Samoa, Guam, N Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands):
    • Certified copy of each party’s birth certificate (short form not allowed), or
    • Order waiving birth certificate(s) WITH letter from proper registration authority that a thorough search was made and no birth record was located (RS 9:227 & 228).
  • If born outside U.S. or its territories:
    • Certified copy of party’s birth certificate and a valid and unexpired passport, or
    • Certified copy of party’s birth certificate and unexpired visa accompanied by Form I-94 as issued by the U.S.
    • Order waiving birth certificate(s) WITH letter from proper registration authority that a thorough search was made and no birth record was located (RS 9:227 & 228).
  • Certified translation of birth certificate if certificate is in a language other than English:
    • Must include sworn declaration of translator.
  • IDENTIFICATION:
  • Valid and unexpired driver’s license, or
  • A government issued identification card, or
  • A valid and unexpired passport from the country of his birth, or
  • An unexpired visa accompanied by Form I-94 as issued by the U.S.
  • Written consent or court’s authorization for minor(s) to marry (if applicable)
  • Covenant Marriage Declaration (if applicable)
  • WAIVERS, if Applicable:
    • 72-Hour Waiver, no change to process; (R. S. 9:242)
    • Birth Certificate Waiver as described above; (R.S. 9:227 & 228)
    • Waiver of Notarized Application as described above (9:224)
  • Copy of Judgment of Divorce or Date of Death if applicable.

Each party must have proof of his/her Social Security number
Examples: Social Security Card, Driver’s License with Social Security number on it, Military ID, W2.

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Click here for Marriage License Application that can be filled out on your computer, then printed for signature.