KANSAS MARRIAGE LICENSE INFORMATION
What We Require:
Before we meet you in person you will need to have your fiance fill out the affidavit we email to you. It is just a short form that says your fiance agrees to the proxy marriage. Your fiance will sign it in front of a notary public. You will bring the original with you for your proxy marriage.
If your fiancee lives in another COUNTRY you might need to also get an Apostille Certificate, also called a DC-60 form in Kansas. It costs $7.50 and is a simple form to fill out. Don't fall for the scams that want to charge you $150 for this service - you can do it yourself easily. It comes from the Kansas Secretary of State's office, which is across the street from the Shawnee County Courthouse in Topeka. They issue a certified copy of the marriage license in Shawnee Courthouse. You will need to provide a copy of that certified marriage license along with your Apostille Certificate request. The DC-60 Form can be found HERE:
GREEN CARD INFORMATION FOUND HERE:
The fee for a marriage license in Kansas is $85.50, payable in cash, money order or cashier's check (made out to "Clerk of the District Court") or you can pay with a Visa, Mastercard or Discover card. Credit cards are charged a $4.95 convenience fee. There is a 3 day waiting period in Kansas. This means you go the first time to obtain your application/worksheet which you will fill out at the courthouse and leave it with them (some courthouses will permit you to take these forms home, such as Johnson County). Only one of you has to do this - Kansas does not require both parties' presence to purchase the marriage license. Nobody else can do this for you - the courthouse requires you in person to get the worksheet and they will check your ID. The application is then is processed and marriage license is issued after the 3 day waiting period. This is not the FINAL marriage license - that is issued once this "temporary" marriage license is signed and filed. If you apply for the marriage license on a MONDAY you can pick it up on Thursday. On TUESDAY you can pick it up on Friday. WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAY marriage licenses are available for pickup on MONDAY. Please keep this in mind when planning your proxy wedding. You do NOT have to pick it up within a 3 day period. KANSAS Marriage Licenses are good for 6 months. When you are ready to get married you get your marriage license and contact us to schedule your proxy wedding. Your ceremony will be performed and your license will be filled out and signed. You can file the license yourself or we can file for you. License must be filed within 10 days. A Certified Copy of your marriage license can be obtained from the Kansas Department of Health & Environment in Topeka, Kansas. The cost is $15. You can order in person, via internet, mail or telephone. ID of the REQUESTOR is required, either by mail, fax or email. The website for this information is HERE
Below is a list of courthouses close to us:
*This is the county to purchase ($15) the certified copy of your marriage license.
**Example of Worksheet to be filled out when applying for KANSAS MARRIAGE LICENSE is HERE** (print this out so you know what information you will need to know)
THE COURTHOUSE WILL HAVE YOU SIGN AND ATTEST TO THE FOLLOWING WHEN YOU ARE THERE:
UNIFORM APPLICATION AND AFFIDAVIT FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE
IN THE ____________JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT
OF ________________COUNTY, KANSAS
STATE OF KANSAS, _________________COUNTY SS:
APPLICATION MADE BY PARTY A PARTY B
Party A Name (Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial) City and County of Residence Age (Please do not list date of birth.)
Party B Name (Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial) City and County of Residence Age (Please do not list date of birth.)
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING: The above-named parties hereby make application to marry and further apply for a marriage license addressed to any person authorized by law to unite said parties in marriage. Affiant, being duly sworn says:
That the contracting parties are of lawful age to obtain a marriage license, or have acquired the necessary consent under law if they are not of lawful age.
That the contracting parties are not related to each other in any of the degrees prohibited by law, to-wit: Parent and child, grandparent and grandchild in any degree, brother and sister of the whole or half blood, uncle or niece, aunt or nephew, or first cousins.
That there is no legal reason preventing such marriage, to the best of the affiant’s knowledge and belief. Party A Signature Party B Signature
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME THIS DAY OF, 20 .
Name and Title of Court Official
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