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Just Said Yes September 2020

How long did it take to get your marriage certificate back?

Yvone, on September 25, 2020 at 6:14 PM Posted in Married Life 0 15
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Hello,

For those who got married during covid time, how long did it take to get your marriage certificate back? I was warned it might be delayed because of what's going on but I'd like to get it back soon just to start moving things around as far as health insurance.
Thank you in advance!

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Latest activity by Samantha, on September 30, 2020 at 1:46 PM
  • Marabeth
    Devoted September 2021
    Marabeth ·
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    I would call your country clerk and ask how long it takes. Ours was certified and given back to us the day we took it to file. Though the pastor said he had heard it was taken a few weeks. We got five copies to send off my name changes and insurance stuff.
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  • Super August 2020
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    We got married August 8th and put the marriage license in the mailbox that night, which means it was actually mailed 8/10. I think we got the certificate back either 8/14 or 8/17, so there wasn't a delay. I would call city hall/whoever you filed it with and ask them for an update. If they've already processed/mailed it, you know you'll have it soon. If they haven't, you may be able to pay a rush fee so you can get it sooner.
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  • Super August 2020
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    Have you needed to have more than one certified copy at a time? They didn't give us the option of ordering more than one when we applied for the license so we only have one and with covid it'd take a while to get another one. I'm not in a huge rush to change my name so I don't think it's really a problem, but seeing that you got five has me questioning that.
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  • Marabeth
    Devoted September 2021
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    I needed one to mail off to social security, we needed one to get me added as his dependent on base, one for the DMV, and we got two extra copies just in case there was something we forgot.
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  • Katie
    Expert January 2021
    Katie ·
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    Mine was very quick and easy, they actually said not to send it too far ahead of time. We send priority and also included a priority return label which sped up the process, probably 1 week from sending to receiving if back.
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  • Riley
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    I got married on the 12th and ours came today (the 25th)

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  • Yvone
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Yvone ·
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    We got married through the church and they sent it out for us. I did call the county clerk and they said it was just received yesterday. Was told the process can take up to 6 weeks. I got married September 5th so it will now be three weeks. I'll have to call and check if they have a rush fee. Thank you
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  • Tonilynn
    Dedicated September 2020
    Tonilynn ·
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    I got married on Friday the 4th I went on the 17th and picked it up. I saw on the certificate that it was received by the clerk of courts on the 10th but the lady at the court house lied and said I would see it online first yea,no I called and spoke to someone else who looked and was like it’s here .. give it a week or so and then call
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  • A
    Devoted September 2020
    Alli ·
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    We received ours the day we turned it in.
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  • Monica
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    It really depends on where you're located. Mine took a little over a month to get back.
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  • Michelle
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    Michelle ·
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    We got ours in the mail about 2 weeks after. This is in Oregon. We got two copies. In hindsight, I should have asked for more.
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  • Cristina
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    Cristina ·
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    For our county we applied on 8/24 and received an automated email stating it would take 4-6 weeks for someone to call us and set up a zoom call and then they would issue it at that time and mail it out to us. Unfortunately for us that was playing it really close to our October 23rd wedding so we had to drive an hour away to another county where they issued it right then and there. You really just have to call and check with different counties on their procedures.
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  • L
    Expert September 2020
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    I got married at the end of April and we got ours back within two weeks. And I’d imagine things must have improved by then?
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  • Shariyahmom
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    Shariyahmom ·
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    I got mine the same day I turned it in.
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  • Samantha
    Devoted September 2020
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    I got married in Clark County (Las Vegas) and live in Northwest Indiana. It was posted to the website maybe about a week after the wedding and it took about a week to come in the mail. I think it just depends where you get married. I am sure Vegas is used to sending to out of town residents.

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