(Closed) Marriage License… Legal question! getting married in two states?

posted 7 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Most licenses are only valid in the state that you receive it.  When you have the ceremony in MA, have the license signed and sent to the county clerk.  Then you will be officially married and won’t need to worry about getting a license in Puerto Rico at all.

Post # 4
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2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yup – once you complete the MA ceremony and mail that license in after it’s been all signed, you’re married.  You do not need a license in Puerto Rico, and I’m guessing you wouldn’t be able to get one as you would already be legally married.

Post # 5
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13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Since you won’t be getting legally married in PR (since you’ll already be legally married from the ceremony in MA), you shouldn’t have any problems.

You can have a ceremony any time, any where without a marriage license!

Post # 6
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5883 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Just tell your officiant that you will be doing a faux ceremony since you will already be legally married.

Post # 6
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5883 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Double post

Post # 7
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2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I second the PP’s.  Your MA wedding will be the legal one, and you won’t have to get a second license!  Yippie!! 🙂

I would get a certified copy of your certificate (from your county courthouse.. not a photocopy) to take with you in case anyone needs a photocopy, and leave the original at home just in case it gets lost in the shuffle and excitement.

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