Marcy Ann at
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CALIFORNIA MARRIAGE LICENSE INFORMATION
To be married in California, you DO NOT need to be a Resident of the State of California or even be a citizen of the United States. You DO NOT need to have any blood Tests or any other kind of tests.
All you need is a government-issued, photo I.D., your local Stateís driverís license, or your Countryís driverís license, Passport, Green Card or Visa, will work. And if you have been married before, you will need the dates of dissolution of the previous marriage. You do not need any divorce papers from your former marriage (unless it has been in the last 90 days), only the date of the dissolution.
There are two kinds of Marriage Licenses:
The Regular Marriage License is $61.50, is good for 90 days. You can be married anywhere in the State of California.
The Confidential Marriage License is $71.50. You must be married in the County that issues the License. With a Confidential License, there is no public record of the license. It is generally used by high-profile couples, law enforcement, private detectives, or any one who wants complete privacy. The marriage license contains a lot of personal information.
IIf you are going to be married in Orange County, out-of-towners must be in California for at least one day of the week, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 ?4:30PM and go to any courthouse and get your Marriage License and then you can be married on any day of the week, including Saturdays and Sundays.
After the marriage ceremony, the Officiant will take the Marriage License. He/she will sign it and mail it to the Court. You can then go to www.oc.ca.gov/recorder and order your certified copy. Orange County takes 2-3 weeks to get out their Certified Copies. Los Angeles County takes 4-6 weeks.
The Certified Copy is what the new wife uses to change her name on all important papers, such as social security, bank accounts, safety-deposit boxes, medical and life insurance, deeds of property, CDís, 401Kís, driverís license and all other personal files.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to call me at anytime at 949-433-3129. I will be glad to help you in any way that I can.