You will need to apply for a marriage license before I can perform your wedding ceremony. You can apply for a marriage license at any Register of Deeds office in North Carolina. BOTH parties getting married are required to be present at the Register of Deeds to apply for a license. You can do some of the paperwork ahead of time online. The application fee is $60. The license must be used within 60 days, so plan accordingly! While I cannot do this step for you, please let me know if you have any questions about the process.
After the ceremony, I will sign the license and ask your two witnesses to sign the license. I will mail both copies back to the Register of Deeds office where you obtained it and it will be recorded. To prove you are married, you will need a certified copy from the Register of Deeds. Some offices provide you with a copy of their required form to order copies. You can also download the necessary information and the form any time on the website for the office where you obtained your license.
If you wish to have your name changed, you will need to take a certified copy of the marriage license to the Social Security Administration office, where they will issue you a new social security card, and then to the Department of Motor Vehicles, where they will issue you a new driver's license and/or state ID card. To get a passport changed, mail a certified copy to the passport office.
NOTE: In order to see the map with all the counties, you will need to view their website on a desktop computer instead of a phone or tablet.
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