Certified Marriage Certificate

Do we need to order a certified marriage certificate?

 

For most couples, the answer is yes.  After you are married, you will need your proof of marriage.  Places such as Social Security, DMV, Employers, Banks, as well as name changes, will require a certified marriage certificate as proof of marriage.  

 

You can order your certified marriage certificate online through the Clark County Recorder's Office.  But please keep in mind, Officiants have 10 days to submit your completed marriage certificate to the Recorder's Office.  Once submitted to the Recorder's Office, you can order your certified marriage certificate within 1 to 2 business days.  I would also allow a few weeks for processing and shipping if ordering online.  

 

Here's a link to the Clark County Recorder's Office:

 

Clark County Recorder's Office - Certified Marriage Certificate

Expedited Apostille Services

What is an Apostille?

 

An Apostille is a certificate issued by the Secretary of State that authenticates a document for use in countries that participate in the Hague Convention. So for marriages, the Apostille is authenticating your certified marriage certificate is legitimate, allowing your country to recognize your Las Vegas wedding.

 

Who needs an Apostille?

 

If you reside outside the US, and live in a country that participates in the Hague Convention, you will most likely need an apostille.  But since every country is different, it is recommended you check the local requirements where you reside.

 

List of countries participating in the Hague Convention below

 

How long does it take to get an Apostille?


I would allow at least 2 to 3 months for an Apostille, since there are several steps involved. 

 

1.  Order certified marriage certificate from Clark County Recorder's Office and wait for it in the mail.

2.  Once you receive the certified marriage certificate, you will need to mail the certified marriage certificate to the Secretary of State's office, along with your order form for the Apostille.

3.  Secretary of State's office will process your order, and mail you your Apostille.

  

Here's a link to the Nevada Secretary of State's Office:

 

Secretary of State's Office - Apostille

Nevada Apostille

Expedited Certified Marriage Certificates

Can we get the certified marriage certificate faster?

 

Yes!  We offer an expedited certified marriage certificate service for $80.  Your certified marriage certificate will be available for pick up at the chapel the next Business day after 5:00 PM, excluding holidays and weekends.  

 

Expedited certified marriage certificates can be ordered through your favorite consultant.

 

You're married!  Don't leave Las Vegas without your proof of marriage.

Certified Las Vegas Marriage Certificate Sample

Can we get an Apostille faster?

 

Yes!  We do offer a couple expedited options for an Apostille which will greatly simplify and speed up the process for you.  Just let your wedding consultant know you are interested in ordering an Expedited Apostille. Here are your options:

Option 1 - Standard Apostille Service - $210 
(includes shipping via Fed Ex)

 

Standard Apostille Includes:

 

  • One Certified Marriage Certificate

  • Standard Apostille Service with Secretary of State
  • One Certified Apostille document
  • Delivery via Fed-Ex with Tracking Number
  • 3 to 6 Weeks for Delivery

 

For countries listed below, there is an extra document required called the Affidavit of the Marriage License Application.  We can provide this for $10.

 

Countries that require Affidavit of the Marriage License Applications

  • Brazil
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • Germany

 

Option 2 - Ultra Fast Expedited Apostille - $350

(includes shipping via Fed-Ex)

 

Ultra Fast Expedited Apostille Includes:

 

  • Filing of the Marriage Certificate on the next Business Day
  • One Certified Marriage Certificate
  • Expedited Apostille Service with Secretary of State
  • One Certified Apostille document
  • Delivery via Fed-Ex with Tracking Number
  • 10 to 14 Business Days for Delivery

 

Please Note:

 

If you live in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Romania, Russia, Spain, or Uruguay, Option 2 is currently the only option we offer.

 

For countries listed below, there is an extra document required called the Affidavit of the Marriage License Application.  We can provide this for $10.

 

Countries that require Affidavit of the Marriage License Applications

 

Brazil

Italy

The Netherlands

Switzerland

Germany

 

Extra Shipping Costs:

 

Argentina - $50

Brazil - $50

Lithuania - $20

Russia - $100

Romania - $80

Australia - $20

Colombia - $50

Croatia - $150

 

 

Nevada Apostille Sample

Liberia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malawi
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova, Republic of
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Namibia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niue
North Macedonia, Republic of
Norway
Oman
Palau
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela​

Albania
Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burundi
Cape Verde
Chile
China, People's Republic of
(Hong Kong & Macao Only)
Colombia
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Estonia
Fiji
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jamaica
Kazakhstan
Korea, Republic of
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia

Lesotho

 

 

 


Last Revised September 16, 2021

 

 

Countries participating in the Hague Convention​

Expedited 

Certified Marriage Certificates

Albania
Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burundi
Cape Verde
Chile
China, People's Republic of
(Hong Kong & Macao Only)
Colombia
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Estonia
Fiji
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jamaica
Kazakhstan
Korea, Republic of
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia

Lesotho

Liberia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malawi
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova, Republic of
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Namibia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niue
North Macedonia, Republic of
Norway
Oman
Palau
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tajikistan
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela​ 


Last Revised September 16, 2021

 

 
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