Louisiana Marriage Laws

§226 - Certified copy of birth certificate

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Louisiana Revised Statutes - Title 9: Civil Code-Ancillaries - Code Title IV: Husband and Wife - Chapter 1: Marriage General Principles - Part III: Application for Marriage License - Subpart B: Birth Certificate

Certified copy of birth certificate

A. A person born in Louisiana may submit a certified copy of his birth certificate. A short-form birth certification card shall be acceptable as a certified copy of a birth certificate. B. A person born outside of Louisiana may submit a copy of his birth certificate under the raised seal or stamp of the vital statistics registration authority of his place of birth. C. A certified copy of the birth certificate or letter issued in lieu thereof shall be retained by the official recorder of the marriage for a minimum period of sixty days.

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Acts 1987, No. 330, §1; Acts 1987, No. 886, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1988; Acts 1988, No. 344, §2; Acts 1988, No. 345, §2, eff. July 7, 1988; Acts 1988, No. 808, §2, eff. July 18, 1988; Acts 1990, No. 362, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1991; Acts 1991, No. 462, §1; Acts 2000, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 118, §1, eff. April 19, 2000.

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