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License & Legalities
Neither of us is a Virginia resident. Do we have to be Virginia residents to get married in Virginia?
No, there is no requirement that you be a Virginia resident.

Where do we get a marriage license?
To be married in Virginia, you must first get your license in Virginia at any Circuit Court Clerk's office. They are open Monday through Friday - click here to see a list of all the courts in Virginia, then look for the city or county nearest you. (Note that after your wedding, if you want to have a certified copy of your completed marriage license, you will need to call the Circuit Court and request one. They usually charge a $3 fee for this.)

 

 

Does the law require that we be US Citizens to be married in the US?
No, there is no requirement that you be a US Citizen.

May we get our license in one city and get married in another area of Virginia?
Yes and your officiant or marriage commissioner will mail or deliver the completed license back to the court from which it was obtained.

Are same-sex marriages legal in Virginia?
YES.

Are blood tests required in Virginia?
No.

Is there a minimum "waiting period" between the time we get the marriage license and the ceremony is performed?
No, the wedding can be performed immediately after you obtain the license if you desire. But there is a maximum waiting period. The wedding must be performed within 60 days of the date you obtain the license.

Do we need to have witnesses?
No, there is no requirement for this in Virginia.

What is the cost of the marriage license?
$30, payable to the Circuit Court Clerk

What does the term "Marriage Celebrant" mean and what do they do?
A "Marriage Celebrant" is someone who has been appointed by a Circuit Court Judge to perform civil wedding ceremonies. Another term for this role is "Wedding Officiant" or "Marriage Commissioner" similar to the "Justice of the Peace". But a civil wedding ceremony does not have to be dry and uninspiring. If you choose Blue Ridge Weddings for your special day, yours would not be the typical Justice of the Peace wedding!

 

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