Local Jurisdiction

Minister Ordination Credentials

Ceremonial Minister Local Endorsements

Nevada New York City Hawaii West Virginia

PLEASE NOTE: The states and local jurisdictions listed above require an additional endorsement and specific forms and documents in order for you to legally perform marriage ceremonies in those locations.

These special endorsements are available only to those already holding current, valid ordination. If you are not currently ordained to perform wedding ceremonies, you may do so by clicking here.

Performing a ceremony in Nevada? Please click here to obtain the Nevada Local Endorsement (NLE).

Because state and local government offices require a live signature (most government offices do not accept PDF, photocopy or facsimile documents), these documents must be mailed to you. Electronic delivery as PDF files is not available.

All packages include our Worry-Free Wedding Guarantee™ — our steadfast commitment to assist you following your ordination, to insure that your wedding day experience is trouble-free!

Are you already ordained, but plan to perform a marriage ceremony outside of your home state? Most other locations (other than Nevada, New York City, Hawaii and West Virginia) do not require special documents from the church, but may require specific forms for local registration which are available from us at no additional charge.

Not certain which documents you require? Please contact us for information on local regulations! Click here to contact us for assistance.

Don't require complete ordination? Our basic-level ordination package begins at only $10.95 and is accepted in most jurisdictions across the United States. Please click here for details.

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Obtain Local Endorsements:

STEP 1:

Please enter the full, legal name of the Officiant as it should appear on the documents:

OFFICIANT'S NAME:

Did you spell the name correctly? Are you 100% sure? (Just checking!)
Are you a doctor, or do you hold a professional title? If you prefer, you may enter your name as "Dr. Jean Smith" or "Robert Jones, Ph.D."

STEP 2:

Please enter the license number that appears on your current ordination documents.

CURRENT LICENSE NUMBER:

Don't have your license number handy? No problem! Leave this field blank and we'll look it up for you.

STEP 3:

Please select the local endorsements you require. If the location you plan to perform a ceremony in is not listed, please contact us.
 

NEW YORK CITY (OPTIONAL): Manhattan New York City Marriage Bureau Minister Registration

If you intend to perform marriage ceremonies in any of the five boroughs of New York City (Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island), you are required to register with the city's Marriage Bureau in Manhattan.
Special forms and documents from the Church are required by the Marriage Bureau in order for your ordination to be valid for ceremonies conducted in New York City. Additional registration is not required for ceremonies performed elsewhere in New York State.

YES! Please include New York City Officiant endorsement (ADD: $12)

An additional fee is collected by the NYC Marriage Bureau. The applicant is solely responsible for this and any other fees imposed by the City of New York.
For more information on New York City's registration process for Wedding Officiants, please visit the Marriage Bureau's website.

HAWAII (OPTIONAL): Hawaii Department of Health Wedding Performer Registration

If you intend to perform marriage ceremonies in Hawaii, the state's Department of Health, located in Honolulu, requires all Wedding Officiants to register locally prior to performing ceremonies anywhere in the state. Special documents are required in order for your ordination to be recognized as valid by the state.

YES! Please include Hawaii Wedding Officiant endorsement (ADD: $12)

An additional registration fee is collected by the Hawaii Department of Health. The applicant is solely responsible for this and any other fees imposed by the State of Hawaii.
For more information on Hawaii's registration process for Wedding Performers, please visit the Hawaii Department of Health website.

WEST VIRGINIA (OPTIONAL): West Virginia Wedding Minister Registration

If you intend to conduct marriage ceremonies in West Virginia, the state requires all ministers to register locally. Special documents, bearing official signatures from the church, are required by the state in order for your ordination to be valid.

YES! Please include West Virginia Officiant endorsement (ADD: $12)

An additional registration fee is collected by the West Virginia Secretary of State's office. The applicant is solely responsible for this and any other fees imposed by the State of West Virginia.
For more information on West Virginia's registration process for Wedding Officiants, please visit the West Virginia Secretary of State's website.

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