You’re one step closer to your cousin’s marriage certificate.
The process starts with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
When you call to inquire about a marriage certificate, you’ll be asked if you want to be a co-spouse or if you are the couple’s first cousin.
Your cousin can’t marry you because of a marriage license you have in another state.
Your family history is considered, and if you have more than one cousin, you can choose which one you want.
If your cousin is already married, they can’t get married.
If you are, they must wait until you are legally married to get married in your state.
Once your cousin gets married, you will get a new marriage certificate and be allowed to marry your cousin.
If they have been married in another country, you must wait for them to be approved by a court in that country.
You may get a second marriage certificate if you were married in California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or Vermont.
If the original marriage was in a country that is not your native country, a third marriage certificate is issued by the Department and is valid in all 50 states.