The Best Guide to Eloping in Alaska

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How to Legally Get Married in Alaska

I mean, you can always break this down and get married locally then travel out to Alaska for a more informal ceremony. I have the low down on legally marrying in Alaska to make it easy, and am going to break it down for you.

In Alaska, your marriage license is valid for 3 months after the date of issue, and costs $60; you must have two witnesses present, and the ceremony must be officiated by a marriage commissioner, judicial official (think court marriages), or a priest, rabbi, or minister of any church or religion (think Universal Life Church). Marriage commissioners do not need to be Alaskan residents, and can apply in person for $25.

To receive a marriage license in Alaska you must:

  1. Download the Alaska marriage license form by clicking here.
  2. Take the filled out and printed application, with a government issues photo ID to the courthouse of your choice in Alaska, and $60 for the license fee.
  3. After the 3-day mandatory waiting period, pick up your marriage license at the same court house.
  4. Get married within 60 days from the date of issuance on your license.

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