AMM Frequently Asked Questions


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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

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

  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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