Government is ruining my wedding!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Are marriage licenses a govt thing? I thought they were state. 


Post # 4
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@krex:  It looks like your marriage licence bureau will still be open (at least for awhile, but I’d run on down), however the expidited passport may be more difficult.  You’re advised to fcontact the passport bureau (the Dept. of State) asap and wait on hold as long as you need it in order to track down an answer.  Wish you luck!

Post # 5
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

You can still get a passport, but your time limit is very short.

“Consular operations domestically and overseas will remain 100% operational as long as there are sufficient fees to support operations,”

So, yes. You can get a passport. Just do it quickly because they only have limited funds.

You should still be able to pick up a marriage license.

Post # 6
2429 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Marriage licenses shouldn’t be affected. However, I advise you to follow-up on your passport ASAP!

Post # 7
4656 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

🙁 yuck that this situation is adding to your stress.

Post # 8
2173 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I think the passport situation largely depends on where it’s being processed.  I heard that in theory passports would not stop since they’re funded by the fees collected, but in practice, if the processing is being done in a national givernment building, there could be delay.  I echo others- call and stay on the line.

Post # 9
1464 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Also make sure you apply at a passport office that’s not located in a federal building. Call them and check.

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