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Marriage License requirements in pa

Stella, on November 12, 2018 at 9:23 AM Posted in Pennsylvania Planning 0 8
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Hi,

My FH and I are getting married on 4/27/19. I've read that you need to present a social security card in order to apply for a marriage license but I can't seem to find mine. I don't want to order another one when I'm only going to update it again in a few months. Can someone confirm the documents needed for a marriage license in Philadelphia, PA?

TIA!

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Latest activity by Heather, on July 24, 2019 at 1:10 AM
  • Happily Ever Mrs. H
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    Happily Ever Mrs. H ·
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    You don't need your SSA card - just have to know your #. All we were asked for was our driver's license to prove our identities. For the application, they ask you personal questions, like, address, phone, etc., and parent's names and occupations.

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
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    Hey Stella!! Welcome to WeddingWire!!! Like Happily Ever Mrs. H said, you don't need your social security card, so you should be fine. If you want to double (or triple) check what documents you'll need, you can go to the website of the Bureau of Register of Wills in the county you're getting married in. They should tell you what you need and how much you'll need to pay for your marriage license. Smiley smile

    Where in PA are you getting married?

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    Just Said Yes April 2019
    Stella ·
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    Thank you!

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    Just Said Yes April 2019
    Stella ·
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    Thanks Maggie! We are getting married in Philadelphia PA Smiley smile

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  • queenbee
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    queenbee ·
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    For my PA marriage license (Lehigh county) we only needed our driver’s licenses! Other acceptable forms of ID were birth certificate, state issued photo-ID, passport, visa, green card. The clerk will ask you for your SSN (but you don’t need the card), and will ask other info like place of birth, occupation, birth information about both of your parents, etc. If you’re still not sure and want to double check, just look online or call the office! The website for my county has all the info needed on their website for marriage licenses 😊
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  • Alisha
    Super April 2021
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    If you go online and look for the requirements for get a Pa marriage license, it will tell you what you need to bring with you. you can also call them about it but it is easier to go online.

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  • S
    Savvy April 2019
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    No SSA card. All we needed was our driver's license. They will ask you questions about your parents, your address, place of birth, etc.
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  • Heather
    Devoted December 2019
    Heather ·
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    Does it matter in pa which county you get your license in? Or just as long as it’s in the state?
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