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Can I Perform A Marriage For An Undocumented Immigrant?

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Can I perform a marriage ceremony for an undocumented immigrant? The groom is a U.S. citizen, but the bride is not.S.M., Orlando, Florida

Yes, you may perform the ceremony. There are two qualifications for you to perform the ceremony: The couple must obtain a valid Florida marriage license to present to you, and then the bride and groom should present identification. The Florida Governor’s Reference Manual states (p. 16), “The notary should also require identification if the bride and groom are not personally known.” If the bride has an appropriate ID then you may proceed with the ceremony.

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June Mathis

10 Nov 2015

Can a notary in the state of Alabama perform a marriage ceremony?

National Notary Association

12 Nov 2015

In Alabama Notaries are not authorized to officiate weddings as part of their state-approved duties.

June Mathis

10 Nov 2015

Can a notary in the state of Alabama notarize a document for relatives?

Patricia Ramirez

10 Nov 2015

That's great! I am able to marry undocumented individuals -that is great!!!!

Patricia Ramirez

11 Nov 2015

Can a Notary Public in the State of Colorado -perform a marriage?

National Notary Association

12 Nov 2015

In Colorado Notaries are not authorized to officiate weddings as part of their state-approved duties.

CHRISTIE MCCRAY

16 Nov 2015

Is there a list of states that notaries are authorized to preform weddings? INDIANA?

National Notary Association

17 Nov 2015

Hi Christie. Florida, Maine, Nevada and South Carolina authorize Notaries to perform marriage ceremonies. I'm afraid Indiana does not.

DORIAN

20 Nov 2015

Can a Notary Texas, marry a partner?

National Notary Association

23 Nov 2015

Hi Dorian. Texas does not authorize Notaries to perform marriage ceremonies.

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