AMM Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I need to register with the government before performing a marriage?

That depends on which state you plan to officiate the wedding. The laws regarding minister registration vary from state to state. Most states do not require ministers to register before performing marriage. A comprehensive list is provided on our Minister Registration Requirements page.

Below is a list of state where Wedding Officiant Registration is Required.

These States Require Registration Before Officiating Weddings

  1. Arkansas
  2. District of Columbia
  3. Hawaii
  4. Louisiana
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Minnesota
  7. Nevada
  8. New Hampshire
  9. New York
  10. Ohio
  11. Oklahoma
  12. Puerto Rico
  13. Vermont
  14. Virginia
  15. West Virginia

 

 

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.

 

 

  1. Can I Perform Same-Sex Marriage?
  2. Do I need to register with the government before performing a marriage?
  3. How Do I Know The Wedding I Officiate Will Be Legal?
  4. What Do I Say When Officiating the Wedding?
  5. Can I Legally Officiate Weddings as an AMM Minister?
  6. Is There a Legally Prescribed Place to Officiate a Wedding?
  7. Can I Officiate Weddings in Other States?
  8. Can I Officiate Weddings in Another Country?
  9. Does a wedding ceremony have legal wording requirements?
  10. I am not a U.S. citizen. Can I officiate weddings in the U.S.?
  11. What is a Marriage Officiant?
  12. Can I perform weddings in North Carolina as an American Marriage Ministries Minister?
  13. What Does an Officiant Say at a Wedding?
  14. Can I officiate remote weddings over the internet without being present at the ceremony?



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