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There is no particular form or ceremony required except that the parties must state in the presence of an authorized public official or authorized member of the clergy and at least one other witness that each takes the other as his or her spouse. However, in selecting a witness, choose at least one person who you feel would be competent to testify in a court proceeding as to what he or she witnessed.To be valid, a marriage ceremony must be performed by any of the individuals specified in Section 11 of the New York State Domestic Relations Law.If the license is to be issued by the City Clerk of the City of New York, please contact the New York City Clerk's Office for current fees and requirements.The City Clerk's Office can be reached at (212) NEW-YORK or via its web site at New York City Marriage Bureau.A couple who intends to be married in New York State must apply in person for a marriage license to any town or city clerk in the state.The application for a license must be signed by both applicants in the presence of the town or city clerk.Ship captains are not authorized to perform marriage ceremonies in New York State.
The local Social Security Administration office should be contacted so that its records and your social security identification card reflect the name change. To change the name on your NYS driver license or non-driver identification, contact the Department of Motor Vehicles for information.If you plan to use your married name at work, be sure to have your name changed in Social Security records. You can find the address and phone number of your local Social Security Office at This way, you will get credit for all your earnings. You will need documentary evidence showing both your old name and your new name.Information regarding previous marriages must be furnished in the application for a marriage license.This includes whether the former spouse or spouses are living, and whether the applicants are divorced and, if so, when, where and against whom the divorce or divorces were granted.
It serves as notice that a record of the marriage is on file.