Oh My Gosh… that does suck !!
Mr TTR & I encountered this issue when we orginally were planning to marry in South Carolina, the County Courthouse I was dealing with wanted us to provide our SS Card / Number… and being Canadian we don’t have that, so I left the spot blank on the form and sent off a copy of our Passports (and their numbers instead).
The Courthouse came back and said, not good enough… wanted the SS Info.
Now in Canada, we do have something similar here, known as our Social Insurance Card (SIN Card)… BUT as Canadians we are strongly advised NEVER to provide this info to anyone outside of our own Government (Federal or Provincial) and an Employer we work for (and both only for Taxation reasons).
I therefore, wasn’t about to supply that info to someone who clearly didn’t need it
In the meantime fortunately, we discovered we could get more time off, and move our Wedding to Florida… which worked well for us, because not only is the weather warmer over Christmas, but Florida is a super easy state in which to get a Marriage License.
All Florida required was our Passports, our Divorce Certificates (not the whole Decree)… no Blood Work, and NO WAITING PERIOD. AND you can pick up a Florida Marriage License at any County Courthouse and use it anywhere in the State. Easy peasy.
Since my debacle with the SC folks, I’ve discovered via another Bee that she was able to use her Canadian Passport alone (no SS / SIN Card required) but that was in a different SC County.
So there you have it… RULES can differ when it comes to Marriage Licenses not only State to State but also Country to County within a State…
My BEST ADVICE… is check elsewhere… to determine ALL THE RULES.
1- Try to determine if they’ll accept just the number not the actual card (I know that in our case they wanted to either see the card in person or a photocopy for SC)
2- See if you can’t pick up your Marriage License in one County and use it in another for the State of Wisconsin.
3- And if all that doesn’t work, then I agree with @Ms_Purple: (Reply # 13) find a work around… pick up your License in Illinois and get legally married there either the day before or the morning of your set Wedding Day.
It isn’t 100% “the same” or as you planned… but it is sh!t-loads better than not getting married at all.
((( HUGS )))