Can I Officiate Weddings in Other States?
Yes. Your ordination is valid in all US States and Territories, with the exception of Virginia. Your ordination is not specific to your state of residency and you can officiate weddings in states where you do not reside.
If you do plan on performing marriage in a state other than your own, make sure to complete any Minister Registration Requirements. Most states do not have any laws requiring you to register before officiating weddings. Below is a list of States where minister registration is required.
If you do plan on officiating a wedding in any of these states, we strongly recommend that you order your Minister Ordination Package for that state. Your package will contain everything you need to successfully register, including Government Applications, Ordination Certificate, and Letter of Good Standing.
Officiant Registration is Required in These States
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New York
- Puerto Rico
- West Virginia
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