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Does the marriage certificate have to have a seal?

Golden Isles, GA
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Does the marriage certificate have to have a seal?

I just received my marriage certificate today and it doesn't have a seal. Is this a problem?

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1. Re: Does the marriage certificate have to have a seal?

Did you get the marraige certificate from the church or from the county court house? If it's from the state you should be OK, but if it's from the church, they will qestion it.

We had the same problem last year going to Cabo, so to be safe we went to the county court house and had it nortarized(sp)

Golden Isles, GA
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2. Re: Does the marriage certificate have to have a seal?

Hi there :)

Thanks for responding. I am sorry I didn't clarify. I just ordered a copy from VitalChek--which came straight from Virginia. It is from the Dept.of Vital Records. It has the watermark and all but wasnt sure if it had to have the seal like the birth certificate.

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3. Re: Does the marriage certificate have to have a seal?

Marraige license should be notorized, it does not have to have a raised seal.

If you are traveling with a passport you do not need the marriage license.

If your traveling with your birth cert. then you do.

Hope that helps. ;-)

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4. Re: Does the marriage certificate have to have a seal?

No I am not traveling with a passport, which is the reason for my question. I wasn't sure if the same requirements that applied to the birth certificate were applicable to the marriage certificate (to show the name change).

It appears to be a certified certificate from the Division of Vital Records.

Thanks for your input!

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