AMM Frequently Asked Questions

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How Long Does it Take to Get Ordained Online?

A lot of people ask us, "How long does it take to become ordained?". Unlike most other religious institutions that require years of seminary study and many thousands of dollars, ordination through AMM is free and takes only minutes.

 

If you would like to know more about the reasons we offer free ordination and make it so simple, we encourage you to check out our About Us and Theological Doctrine pages.

 

The TLDR version is that we administer our ordinations to simplify the process of becoming a wedding officiant. We believe all people have the right to perform marriage. Our ordinations reflect this belief by being free, easy, and quick.

 

Once the application is successfully submitted and you are ordained as an AMM Minister, you are one step closer to having the legal  authority to officiate weddings. In fact, in most states our ordination is all you need to become a legal wedding officiant.

 

How Long Does it Take to Become an Officiant?

Regarding performing marriage, this segways into the slightly more involved question, "How long does it take to become a wedding officiant?".

 

This depends on the State in which you will be acting in the capacity as a wedding officiant. As stated above, in most states our ordination also gives you the legal authority to perform marriage without having to take any further steps with government agencies. However a few states and localities do require you to complete required government paperwork before performing marriage.

 

The specific process varies from state to state and can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Before officiating any weddings it is critically important that you check and observe any required officiant registration requirements. We recommend that you check out our State Officiant Registration page for more information on the laws governing wedding officiant registration in your locality.





AMERICAN MARRIAGE MINISTRIES

▸ What are American Marriage Ministries Beliefs? ▸ Is American Marriage Ministries a Legal Church?

AMM ORDINATIONS

▸ How Long Does it Take to Get Ordained Online?

▸ Can I Provide Premarital Counseling or Education? ▸ Can I Perform Other Ceremonies Such as Baptisms and Funerals? ▸ I saw this website saying you may not be legal. What is that about? ▸ Are Your Online Ordinations Legal? ▸ Will Getting Ordained as a Minister Affect My Taxes? ▸ How Much Does Your Online Ordination Cost? ▸ Are Your Online Ordinations Valid In My State? ▸ Does Your Ordination Expire? ▸ Is American Marriage Ministries Legally Valid in Tennessee? ▸ How Do I Become Ordained Online? ▸ What is My Title Once I Get Ordained Online? ▸ What Does it Take to Become an Ordained Minister? ▸ How Do I Get Ordained Online? ▸ Does an online church need to be a 501(c)3 recognized organization for the ordination to be valid?

MARRIAGE LICENSE

▸ Which address should I write on the marriage license? ▸ What do I do with the marriage license after the Wedding? ▸ Does the Officiant Have to Return the Marriage License?

MY MINISTER ACCOUNT

▸ What is My Minister ID, and Where Can I Find It? ▸ How Do I Manage My Privacy Settings? ▸ Can I Print My Ordination Certificate From The Website? ▸ How do I deactivate my account?

OFFICIATING WEDDING CEREMONIES

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

PRODUCTS & ORDERS

▸ How Will I Know My Order Was Placed? ▸ I Need My Ordination Certificate! ▸ Can I Bill and Ship to Separate Addresses? ▸ Can Someone Else Pay for My Order? ▸ Is My Payment Secure? ▸ What Payment Methods Do you Accept? ▸ Why Is My Order Not Going Through? ▸ What Is Your Return Policy? ▸ Can I Place an Order by mail or Over the Phone? ▸ Will I Be Charged Sales Tax? ▸ Which State Should I Select When Ordering My Minister Ordination Package? ▸ What is the Expiration Date on my Letter of Good Standing for? ▸ What Kind of Shipping Options Do You Offer?
GET ORDAINED
WITH AMM

Become a Wedding Officiant with Our Free Online Ordination!