Pennsylvania Marriage Laws

1306 - Oral examination

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Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes ? Title 23: Domestic Relations ? Part 2: Marriage ? Chapter 13: Marriage License

Oral examination

(a) General rule.--Each of the applicants for a marriage license shall appear in person and shall be examined under oath or affirmation as to: (1) The legality of the contemplated marriage. (2) Any prior marriage or marriages and its or their dissolution. (3) The restrictions set forth in section 1304 (relating to restrictions on issuance of license). (4) All the information required to be furnished on the application for license as prepared and approved by the department. (b) Exception.--If an applicant is unable to appear in person because of his active military service, the applicant shall be permitted to forward an affidavit, which verifies all of the information required under subsection (a), to the issuing authority. (c) Form.--The department shall develop and make available affidavit forms to be used by applicants under subsection (b). (d) Definition.--As used in this section, the term "active military service" means active service in any of the armed services or forces of the United States or this Commonwealth.

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(Oct. 27, 2006, P.L.1192, No.126, eff. 60 days)

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