Certificate of Witness to Marriage Abroad

Only Those Listed Below Are Authorized to Obtain a Copy of This Record:

  • The individual(s) whose marriage is recorded on the document
  • A legal guardian of the individual(s) whose marriage is recorded on the document
  • A person with written authorization

All Consular Vital Records cost $50 per document

TO REQUEST A COPY OF A CERTIFICATE OF WITNESS TO MARRIAGE ABROAD YOU MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

1. A notarized written (or typed) request that includes all of the following information for both subjects of the marriage:
  • Full names
  • Dates and place of marriage
  • Signature of requester
  • Any available passport information
  • Return address and telephone number
2. A copy of requester’s valid identification
3. A $50.00 check or money order for each copy requested.
  • Make payable to "Department of State"
  • The Department will assume no responsibility for cash lost in the mail.
4. Mail to:
  • Department of State
  • Passport Vital Records Section
  • 44132 Mercure Cir.
  • PO Box 1213
  • Sterling, VA 20166-1213

PLEASE NOTE: REQUESTS THAT ARE NOT NOTARIZED OR DO NOT INCLUDE A COPY OF REQUESTER’S VALID ID WILL BE DELAYED.

Overnight Delivery: Send your request to our office using overnight delivery for quicker service. To have your records returned to you using overnight delivery, include an additional $20.66 with your request or a pre-paid envelope for the delivery service provider of your choice.

To check the status of your Certificate of Witness to Marriage request, call 202-485-8300.

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