Step one is a visit to NYC’s City Clerk
a.k.a the Marriage bureau at 141 Worth st in Lower Manhattan. They are open Monday thru Friday from 8:30am until 3:45 pm and closed on major US holidays. I always tell my couples to get to the city clerk on the early side. If you arrive anytime before 10:30 am you will likely be in and out within 30 minutes. Starting around lunchtime the wait times tend to get longer
What happens at the City Clerk?
Both of you need to be present and you will fill out a simple one-page application where you will list some basic information such as your names, address, country of birth. You will need your ID, a driver’s license or a passport is sufficient and $35 which you can pay by credit card. They will issue your license right there on the spot! After a 24-hour wait period, you are ready to get married by one of our licensed officiants. Your license is valid for 60 days and if you planned your trip in such a way that you do not have time for the 24 hour wait period, don’t worry, just let us know and ill let you know what your options are.