Is getting married online legal?

By August 27, 2022 November 21st, 2022 No Comments

Is an online marriage legal? Yes!

All our licenses are issued from the courts. You’ll complete the entire process online. It’s easy, paper-free & usually only takes 2 days to get your legal, US marriage certificate. You’ll get married via webcam—from the comfort of your own home (or anywhere you like that has a stable internet connection!). The actual ceremony should take less than fifteen minutes. Within 24 hours of your online ceremony, you’ll receive a digital copy of your US marriage certificate, and a paper copy will be mailed to you within the next few business days.

To qualify for an online wedding, you need to:

  • Be over 18+ years old
  • Not have gotten a divorce in the last 60 days.
  • That’s it!

We work directly with government agencies & prepare everything for you. All you have to do is provide certain information (5 minutes) and show up to your Zoom ceremony.


  • You can get married from anywhere in the world.
  • You do not need to be a U.S. citizen.
  • The couple can use different devices & be located on opposite sides of the world.

The process

Federal and state laws follow procedures laid out specifically to make sure the marriage is legal. Here’s how we do it.


NoteIt doesn’t matter where you live. You will get married in a state that allows online marriage. So, you don’t have to live or be in that state.

Not only is it simple to know if you can get married, but it is also a process that we will guide you through until our part of it is done, and your marriage is legally recognized.      

We provide a licensed officiant.

One of the processes required to make this legal is an officiant who records all the important information required to make all this legal, including pertinent details like the date and place of the ceremony, the couple’s names, the names of the witness(es) and a digital signature to complete the marriage. 


When the officiant enters the information, the system of the state/county you’re in will generate a digitally certified and completely legal copy of your Marriage License and certificate of Completed Marriage.

The information resides in a government database as proof that the marriage took place following the legal process.

However, the court-sealed physical copy of your marriage license will be sent to you after the ceremony is over and complete, with the bride, bridegroom, and court officiant present.

What Do You Do If You Are Outside The United States?

If, for any reason, you have to do this from outside the US, you might need an Apostille in order to get a recognition as married in the country you live in. An Apostille is a special certificate, issued by the Secretary of State or the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, to attach to your marriage license so that it is considered legal, verifiably authentic, and acceptable in any of the countries that agreed to be part of The Hague Apostille Convention of 1961. To view which countries are a part of the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961, read here >.

If you have any questions about this service’s legal requirements or legality, feel free to talk to us: hello@virtualmarriage.com

Get Legally Married Online

Skip the courthouse. Schedule your 15 minute Zoom ceremony – easy, affordable and  100% legal under U.S. law. After, we’ll ship your U.S. marriage certificate.