A marriage license is filed with the Civil Status Office after the marriage ceremony takes place. The officiant performing the ceremony completes and signs the marriage license and returns it to the Civil Status Office, where it is recorded.
After that occurs, the Civil Status Office can issue you a certified copy of your marriage certificate upon request. Marriage certificates are not automatically sent to couples.
Submitting your request:
You can apply for a marriage certificate for yourself or on behalf of another person. If you are not applying for yourself or your husband or wife, you need written approval from the person you are applying for.
The ID you provide must be current and include a photo and signature. It must show your current address.
Bashkia Lezhe Lagjia Skenderbeg,
Sheshi Gjergj Kastrioti
Tel: +355 215 22270 / 22219
Fax: +355 215 22570
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Registrar Office issues marriage certificate in Albanian. The Main Civil Status Office (Zyra e Gjendjes Civile) in Tirana also handles marriages between Albanians and foreign nationals. Such marriage must be legalized by the Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through Albanian Postal Service (Posta Shqiptare).
If you are not the bride or groom named on the certificate or their child, you must satisfy one of the following conditions:
A marriage certificate is a record of a marriage. It lists the date and place of the marriage, and names of the people who were married.
Albanian marriage certificates are handwritten with a postage stamp-like stamp with wet seal, containing you and your spouse�s (husband of wife) first, middle, and last name, maiden name of woman, you and your spouse�s father�s and mother�s name, name of issuing agency and place of registration, name and title of signing officer.
Marriage certificates are typically used on occasions where proof of the marriage between two persons is required. Examples include:
Marriage certificate requirements often change. Verify all information with the local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel arrangements.
A Marriage Certificate contains information about a marriage between two individuals. On a marriage record, you can at least find the bride's and groom's full names, the date of the marriage, and county where the marriage took place. Many marriage records include other information, such as the names and birthplaces of the bride's and groom's parents, the addresses of the bride and groom, information about previous marriages, and the names of the witnesses to the marriage.
You can use a copy of marriage certificate as proof of your wedding for official purposes, such as changing your name on a passport or driver license.
Before you can get a marriage certificate, a marriage needs to be registered. The official who performed the marriage will do this by sending a complete and signed marriage license to the Civil Status Office. You can order a marriage certificate about 6-8 weeks after this happens.