A marriage license is valid for 90 days from the date it is issued.
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Texas law requires that the marriage ceremony may not be performed during the 72 hours immediately after the marriage license was issued; however, there are certain exceptions to the 72-hour waiting period.
An applicant may apply for a marriage license after the 31st day the divorce is finalized (Family Code 6.801). If the divorce was finalized within the 30 days, the applicant must provide a certified copy of the divorce decree which states that the 30-day waiting period has been waived. Former spouses may marry each other at any time.
If an applicant who is 18 years of age or older is unable to appear personally before the County Clerk to apply for a marriage license, any adult person or the other applicant may apply on behalf of the absent applicant. The person applying on behalf of an absent applicant shall provide to the clerk the notarized “Affidavit of Absent Applicant” and proof of the identity and age of the absent applicant. The “Affidavit for the Absent Applicant” must include certain information, and must be notarized and have original signatures before applying for marriage license.
The County Clerk may not issue a marriage license for which both applicants are absent unless the person applying on behalf of each absent applicant provides to the clerk an affidavit of the applicant declaring that the applicant is a member of the armed forces of the United States stationed in another country in support of combat or another military operation. Military identification is also required for each applicant who is not present to obtain the marriage license. See Marriage Licenses.
The appointment of any adult, other than the other applicant, to act as proxy for the purpose of participating in the ceremony is allowed if the absent applicant is: (A) a member of the armed forces of the United States stationed in another country in support of combat or another military operation; and (B) unable to attend the ceremony.
A person under the age of 18 years of age may not marry unless the person has been granted by this state or another state, a court order removing the disabilities of minority of the person for general purposes. (Texas Family Code 2.003) A certified copy of order must be submitted along with original birth certificate of minor.
You would need to contact the Twogether in Texas Program. Call 211 or 512-206-5594 or visit their website. When a couple presents the Twogether in Texas Certificate, the 72-hour waiting period is waived; The Twogether in Texas Certificate is valid for one year from the date the course was taken; the couple is eligible for a discount of $60.00 from the marriage license fee.
Yes, you may obtain a marriage license from Bexar County and get married in any county in the state of Texas. (Texas Family Code 2.001)
A marriage license is public record, therefore anyone can obtain a copy of a marriage license.
If you chose to change your name due to marriage, you may do so through the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Social Security Administration, however the name on the marriage license will not change.