North Carolina Marriage Laws

51?8.2 - Issuance of marriage license when applicant is unable to appear

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North Carolina General Statutes ? Chapter 51: Marriage ? Article 2: Marriage Licenses

Issuance of marriage license when applicant is unable to appear

If an applicant for a marriage license is over 18 years of age and is unable to appear in person at the register of deeds' office, the other party to the planned marriage must appear in person on behalf of the applicant and submit a sworn and notarized affidavit in lieu of the absent applicant's personal appearance. The affidavit shall be in the following or some equivalent form: __________, [applicant] appearing before the undersigned notary and being duly sworn, says that: 1. I, __________, [applicant's name] am applying for a license in _______ County, North Carolina, to marry _______ [name of other applicant] in North Carolina within the next 60 days and I am authorized under G.S. 51?8.2 to complete this Affidavit in Lieu of Personal Appearance for Marriage License Application. I attach: (1) documentation that I am over 18 years of age as required in county of issuance; and (2) documentation of divorce as required by county of issuance. 2. I submit the following information in applying for a marriage license: Name: ____________________________________________________________ First Middle Last Residence: _________________________________________________________ State County City or Town __________________________________________________________________ Street and Number Inside City Limits (Yes or No): ________________________________________ Birthplace: _________________________________________________________ County & State or Country Birth Date: ______________ Age: ____ Father: ____________________________________________________________ Name State of Birth __________________________________________________________________ Address (if living) or Deceased Mother: ___________________________________________________________ Name State of Birth __________________________________________________________________ Address (if living) or Deceased Race (Optional): ____________________________________________________ Number of this marriage: 1st, 2nd, etc. ___________________________________ Last Marriage Ended by: ______________________________________________ Death, Divorce, Annulment Date Marriage Ended: ________________________________________________ Specify Highest Grade Completed in School (Optional): ____________________ Social Security # ______________ (If applicant does not have Social Security number, attach affidavit of ineligibility) I hereby make application to the Register of Deeds for a Marriage License and solemnly swear that all of the statements contained in the above application are true and I further make oath that there is no legal impediment to such marriage. _______________________ Signature of Applicant Sworn to (or affirmed) and subscribed before me this _____ day of __________, ______. __________________________ [Seal] Notary Public My commission expires: ______ __________________________ [Notary's typed or printed name].

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(2001?62, s. 9.)

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