Residency Requirement:You do not have to be a resident of Alaska.
Common Law Marriage:
Same Sex Marriages: No.
Under 18: Need certified copy of birth certificate, both parents must be present with identification, or if you have a legal guardian they must be present with a court order and identification.
Officiants: A minister, priest, recognized leader, or rabbi of any church or congregation in the state, a commissioned officer of the Salvation Army, marriage commissioner, or a judicial officer of the state.Additionally, Alaska allows a friend or relative to perform your marriage ceremony.
"Under Alaska Statute 25.05.261(a)(2) 1, anyone can perform your marriage ceremony, including a friend or relative, if they first obtain a marriage commissioner appointment from an Alaskan court as authorized by AS 25.05.081.2 The person should be 18 years of age or older, and does not need to be a resident of Alaska or the United States in order to perform the ceremony."
Source: Alaska Court System: Marriage Commissioner Information
Miscellaneous: License is valid for ninety (90) days anywhere in Alaska.
Copy of Certificate of Marriage:
Bureau of Vital Statistics Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
P.O. Box 110610
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0610
PLEASE NOTE: State and borough marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.
It is important that you verify all information with your local vital statistics office or borough official before making any wedding or travel plans.
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