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A proof of age and identification is necessary. Driver’s license, state id card, passport, military id card, Illinois Department of Public Aid card etc. are acceptable.  Certified copy of birth certificate, baptismal record with birth date, foreign passport, naturalization papers, US resident alien card, life insurance policy in effect for one year with birth date, all consulate id cards etc are also acceptable.

The applicants do not have to be residents of Illinois.

Illinois has a twenty-four (24) hour waiting period to get married.

The applicant must provide a certified copy of the divorce if divorced within the last six months.

Getting married in Illinois will cost the applicant approximately $30.

There are no other tests. Proxy Marriages are not allowed.  First cousins may marry if they are older than the age of 50.

Common Law Marriages and are not allowed.

If the applicants are 16 or 17 years of age, the applicant will have to provide a copy of the birth certificate along with some other sort of identification showing the date of birth.  If the applicants are under sixteen (16) years of age, they cannot get married in Illinois.

Ordained ministers, judges, retired judges, and public officials whose powers include solemnization of marriages, can be the officiants.

License is valid for sixty (60) days only in the county in which it was issued.

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