Requesting for a marriage license requires the applicant’s personal appearance before the County Clerk. Should the applicant be unavailable to present herself/himself, this affidavit must be completed. The other designated applicant shall then apply for the marriage license on behalf of the absent party.Download
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING AN ABSENTEE AFFIDAVIT PLEASE READ CAREFULLY The Absentee Affidavit is to be completed if an applicant is unable to appear personally before the County Clerk to apply for a marriage license. The other applicant may apply for a marriage license on behalf of the absent applicant . The County Clerk may not issue a marriage license for which both applicants are absent unless both applicants are members of the armed forces of the United States stationed in another country in support of combat or another military operation. Texas Family Code: Chapter 2, Section 2.006 The affidavit will be denied if both parties desiring to marry are not in full compliance with the information that follows. The absent party must complete every blank and sign the affidavit. In addition, the absent party’s signature must be acknowledged and notarized. Photocopies or faxed copies will not be accepted . Unsworn declarations are not accepted. 1. Print or type all information that is requested on the application. No white-out or obvious alterations will be accepted . 2. The names of both parties must be printed or typed EXACTLY as they appear on the identification that will be used to obtain the marriage license. 3. With the exception of the other applicant, a person may only act as a proxy if they are an adult , 18 or older, and the absent applicant is unable to attend the marriage ceremony and is a member of the armed forces of the United States stationed in another country in support of combat or another military operation. 4. There is a 72-hour waiting period immediately following the issuance of the marriage license unless waived by a court order or proof of active military status. 5. The marriage ceremony must be conducted within 90 days from the date the marriage license is issued or it will expire. 6. An acceptable form of valid, government issued picture identification must be presented by the present party with one of the following for the absent applicant: -Certified copy of birth certificate. - Valid driver’s license. -Military id. -Valid passport. -Naturalization papers PHOTOCOPIES OF ID ARE NOT ACCEPTED. NO ALTERED DOCUMENTS AS PROOF OF ID WILL BE ACCEPTED . 7. The absentee affidavit expires 90 days from date of signing. 8. The fee is $71.00. Cash, Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express. No Checks. Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00-5:00 Phone : 817-884-1550 Rev. 03/21/2014 AFFIDAVIT OF ABSENT APPLICANT The County Clerk’s office will not accept this document if it is not filled out completely and correctly. Please print or type all information . State of Texas COUNTY OF TARRANT 1. Full name of applicant :__________ ____________________ ______________ ____ _____________ ____________ (Include Maiden Name if Female) 2. Complete address of applicant (include address of institution if incarcerated.) ____________________________________________________________________ __________________________ Current Address City/ State Zip 3. Date of birth:______ _____ /____ ________ /_______ _________ Ag e:_____________ Month Day Year 4. Place of birth :________________________________________________________ ________________________ _ City County (If Known) State 5. I am a citizen of :___ _______________________________________ _____________________________ _______ _ 6. Social Security Number :______ ____ _/________ _____ /______ ________ 7. If divorced, did divorce occur within the last 30 days? □ Yes □ No □ N/A 8. I am not presently married and the other applicant is not presently married . □ True □ False 9. I am not presently delinquent in court -ordered child support payments. □ True □ False 10. The other applicant is n ot related to me as an ancestor or descendant, by blood or adoption; a brother or sister, of the whole or half blood or by adoption; a parent’s brother or sister of the whole or half blood or by adoption; a son or daughter of a brother or s ister of the whole or half blood or by adoption; a current or former stepchild or ste pparent; or a son or daughter of a parent’s brother or sister, of the whole or half blood or adoption. □ True □ False 11. I do hereby declare that I desire to marry:_______ ________________________ ____________ _____________ ____ whose age is:____ _ and w hose address is:_______________________________ ______________________________ Address City/ State Zip 12. Approximate date of marriage:_____________________ ________________________________ ___ 13. I am unable to appear in person befo re the County Clerk because : ________________ __________ ___________________________________________________________________ ______________ _ 14. I will be present at the marriage ceremony. □ True □ False 15. I am a member of th e armed forces of the United States stationed in another country in support of combat or another military operation. I am unable to attend the marriage ceremony and for that reason I hereby appoint____________________________ ________________ ______ to act as proxy. (Must be 18 years of age or older and not the other applicant ) NOTARY OATH OF APPLICANT I solemnly swear (or affirm) that the information I have given in this affidavit is true and correct. Signature__________________________ _____________ __________________ _____ Executed on __________20____. Subscribed and sworn to me on this ________ ______ _day of _______________ _____________, 20____. Notary Signature ______________________________ _____________ ___ __________ Notary Public, in and for ____________________ ________________ ____ ___________ County State Seal __________ ___________________________ Type of ID used for Notarization *Note: Affidavit expires 90 days from date of notary acknowledgment.