Published: Thursday, May. 26th, 2022

New! We Added American Samoa Marriage Laws to Our Library

Learn how to get married in American Samoa 



Great news:


AMM recently updated our Marriage Laws library with the most current information on applying for a marriage license and solemnizing a wedding ceremony in American Samoa. 
We work hard to keep this library up to date, so that our ordained Ministers have reliable and accessible information when officiating ceremonies, answering couples' questions, and returning marriage licenses. 


If you’d like to know more about how to perform a wedding in American Samoa, or want to know the island territory’s latest requirements for purchasing a marriage license, the minimum age to marry, witness requirements, when a license must be returned after it’s signed, and more, visit : 



American Samoa Marriage Laws

Look for these relevant sections of the American Samoa Code Annotated (ASCA) : 



Title 42 : Domestic Relations
Chapter 01 : Marriage 



42.0101 Requisites of valid marriage.
42.0102 Persons who may perform ceremony.
42.0103 License-Application and forms-Consent of parent or guardian.
42.0104 License-Issuance and form.
42.0105 Marriage ceremony.
42.0106 Copies of certificate-Register of marriages-Use of records.
42.0107 Fees-Disposition.
42.0108 Violation-Penalty.





Officiating a wedding in another state or territory? 



First, become an ordained minister online with American Marriage Ministries. 


Next, visit our Marriage Law Library to access every state’s laws on who can perform marriage, officiant registration requirements, and more.
Then visit our Weddings by State pages for detailed information on performing marriage in each state, written for first-time and professional wedding officiants. 






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