Stress-Free Alaska Marriage Certificate Application

Marriage Certificates Stress-Free Alaska Marriage Certificate Application

How to Get Your Hands on a Copy of Your Alaska Marriage Certificate

If you aren't a Hollywood star, you probably don't get married very often. Yet there are a number of reasons you may need a copy of your  at different times in your life. Changing your name, applying for benefits through your spouse's employer, giving a tax-free gift to your spouse, or dealing with custody agreements are just some of the processes that require a copy of your marriage certificate.

When one of those events comes up in your life, you may not know exactly where you last stashed your marriage certificate. If you were married in Alaska, and you need a copy of your marriage certificate, you'll need to know how to order one from the state.

There are a few ways to go about that, but they can be time-consuming and complicated. But DoNotPay can take care of all the steps for you, and deliver your marriage certificate to you without any stress on your part.

Who Can Request a Marriage Certificate Copy in Alaska?

There are two kinds of Alaska marriage certificates, informational and certified. A certified marriage certificate is a legal document that is used to officially verify a person's identity. An informational marriage certificate is only a duplicate of the document wherein sensitive information is removed. It is used for unofficial, non-legal purposes.

Who is eligible to receive an informational copy of a marriage certificate?

Anyone can search the Alaska Bureau of Vital Records for a record of marriage, especially if it was more than 50 years ago. But they can't request a certified copy of a marriage certificate, so this document can't be used for legal purposes. An informational copy of a marriage certificate is often used in genealogical searches.

Who can request a certified copy of a marriage certificate?

Only a few people are eligible to receive a certified copy of a marriage certificate.

  • The bride, groom, or spouse in the marriage
  • A legal representative of one of the people in the marriage. The request must include a cover letter stating who they represent and a notarized original release form from their client.

What Documentation Do You Need to Obtain a Marriage Certificate in Alaska?

There are a few important documents you'll need to get in order. The first step is to fill out an Alaska Marriage Certificate Request Form, which is found on their website. The form must be accompanied by a copy of official identification. Acceptable forms of ID are:

  1. Driver's license
  2. State-issued ID card
  3. Passport
  4. Military ID
  5. Tribal/BIA card

The ID will not be accepted if it has expired.

How To Get a Certified Copy of Your Marriage Certificate in Alaska

Once you have the proper forms in hand, there are a few ways to request your certified marriage certificate. The Vital Records office has no mechanism to request a copy of a marriage certificate online.

City/County/State OfficeContact Address and Phone NumberMarriage Certificate Processing Fee
Alaska Vital Records5441 Commercial Blvd

Juneau, AK 99811-0675

Phone: 907-465-3391

Fax: 844-941-0779

First Copy: $30.00 Additional Copies: $25.00

To Request a Copy by Mail

If you're not in a hurry, you can mail the form to the Juneau Vital Records Office. You can include a check or money order or fill out your credit card information on the form. Mail it to the above address.

Be sure to allow plenty of time for the mail service to deliver your request.

To Request a Copy by Fax

For an expedited request, you can fax the form to the Juneau office. It's important to call the office ten minutes after sending your fax to be certain it has arrived.

To request a Copy in Person

You can walk into the Vital Records office between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. In Anchorage, you'll find them at 3601 C Street, Suite 128.

Bypass the Vital Records Bureaucracy With the Help of DoNotPay

Of course, not everyone has the time to walk into a Vital Records office, and not many people use fax machines anymore. And mailing such an important request might make you nervous these days. But even though Alaska doesn't offer a way to easily order a copy of a marriage certificate online, DoNotPay can help you get it done easily from home.

At DoNotPay, we specialize in navigating bureaucracy, so you don't have to. You can initiate the request for your marriage certificate online through us, and let us take care of the rest. We make it simple.

If you want to get a  but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 7 easy steps:

  1. Go to the Certificates of Marriage product on DoNotPay.


  2. Select whether the certificate belongs to you or a relative/loved one. If it belongs to someone else, enter the details of both people on the certificate, and select/upload evidence that proves your relationship with them. If the certificate is yours, enter the details of your spouse.


  3. Enter the city, state, and county where the marriage certificate was issued as well as the date it was issued.*


  4. Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy.


  5. Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license.


  6. Choose whether you would like to electronically sign this form or not. Once we generate the form, verify that all of the information is correct


  7. If you need the document to be notarized, schedule a notarization appointment using our Notary product. Otherwise, proceed to our Mail Checks product and let DoNotPay mail-in your request form with a check on your behalf.


Why You Should Use DoNotPay to Order a Copy of Your Marriage Certificate

You can probably manage the work of getting your marriage certificate on your own, but is that what you want to do with your time and energy? We've streamlined the process, so you can easily hand over your request and we'll take care of it from there.

If you filled out the forms to request a copy of a marriage certificate frequently, it would become pretty easy for you to do. But you probably don't have to do this very often, making it extra stressful. DoNotPay specializes in taking care of tasks like this, so you can have the peace of mind that comes from delegating an unpleasant job to someone who is fully equipped to handle it.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

Collecting a copy of your marriage certificate isn't the only task DoNotPay can do for you. We specialize in handling the details that make your To-Do list a nightmare. We can solve frustrating problems with a few clicks. Here are some of the other services we offer.

Whether we can get you a copy of your Alaska marriage certificate or make your life easier in any other way, contact DoNotPay today.

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