How Couples From The UK Get Married In NYC

New York City is rapidly becoming one of the most popular wedding destinations for couples who come from abroad. While many speak of how important it is to have an ‘’Extended Marriage License’’ as a couple from the United Kingdom, it is not really true.

Wedding Packages NYC has married over 400 couples from the UK and Australia and it is guaranteed you do not need an ‘’Extended Marriage License’’ or an Apostille to make your marriage legal in the UK. There are many forums and websites telling you how hard the whole process is, but to be honest, it really is not. If you had been planning to get married in New York City, but you gave up after reading all the wrong information on the internet, please reconsider. Veronica Moya and her Wedding Packages NYC team have made it happen in the past, it is possible and not as complicated as you have been told.

Veronica Moya is always available via FT at and she will gladly help you out with any questions you might have. However, if you would prefer to make a local call and talk to someone closer to home, you can check out which is based in Belfast in the UK and is a sister company of Wedding Packages NYC.

Good to know:

  • If you book a package, you will be able to pay in GBP (£) instead of US$ via PayPal.
  • Each package you book features different services and you can pick your favorite spots in just a couple of clicks.
  • You can create an all-inclusive package and fit it to your budget and your needs.
  • There are many picturesque and romantic places to have your wedding in New York City.

The whole process of getting married in New York does require a couple of basic things you should know about:

Before anything, you must make sure you and your prospective spouse both have one form of identification in order to apply for a Marriage license. Proper identification for a Marriage license must be valid and not expired. If it is expired, the identification cannot be accepted. In most cases, it is best to just bring your passport.

How to obtain a marriage license?

You will not believe how easy it actually is! Once you are ready to get married and you wish to speed up the whole process, fill out the application for a ‘’Marriage License’’. This application can be filled out at the City Clerk’s website of the City of New York. This entire process will take only 10 minutes of your time and it has a fee of $35 (you can pay by credit card). Upon filling out the application, you will receive a confirmation number, this number will indicate that your information is valid and is now in our government’s database.

After you have your confirmation number, you and your spouse have to go to the City Clerk’s office to pick up your Marriage license. It is important to note you must go there together, no exceptions. Both of you have to bring a form of ID and any copies of divorce papers in case either of you has been married before.

If either of you has been divorced in the past:

Divorce papers are necessary for all couples who have had prior marriages. If this is the case with one of you, please make sure to include your previous spouse’s full name, the date when you got divorced and the location where it was issued. Any annulments, dissolutions and divorces have to be finalized before you apply and get your new Marriage License.

There is a chance you will be asked to produce the final divorce decree, and if your spouse is deceased, you will have to provide his/her full name and the date on which the death occurred.

How long will the marriage license be valid for?

The New York State Marriage License will be valid for the following 60 days. This means you must conduct your wedding ceremony within these 60 days. However, you must wait 24 hours after getting your marriage license. This means you cannot get married the same day that you obtained your marriage license. While you can have your long-wished for wedding ceremony right away, you cannot sign the license in the first 24 hours, but only after an entire day has passed.

Wedding Day Requirements and Information

After you have scheduled your wedding day, make sure you bring the marriage license. This marriage license must be signed before the officiant and the witness. You only need one witness, but of course, if you want more, that is possible too. Wedding Packages NYC will take care of filing the paperwork for you and you will get your Wedding Certificate mailed to you within 4 weeks after your wedding license has been signed.

In case you cannot wait 4 weeks, or you are in a rush to receive your Marriage Certificate, you can always go to the City Clerk’s office with your signed license and hand it in. You will obtain your wedding certificate right away and without any hassle at all.

Will your marriage be legal in the UK?

Of course! Your marriage will be legal in the UK right away. You have nothing to worry about, do not let false information on the internet change your mind.

Got more questions to ask?

If you would like to obtain more information about the process of having a wedding in New York City, or if anything is unclear to you, you can always call +44 7596 109002 and speak with Victoria who is based in the UK and has a wealth of information you can take advantage of.

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