NY allows residents to obtain marriage license by Zoom | Inquirer News

New York governor allows residents to obtain marriage license by Zoom

/ 06:38 PM April 20, 2020

Image: Istock.com/shapecharge via AFP Relaxnews

To reduce the number of excuses New York residents can offer in order to challenge stay-at-home mandates, the state’s governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday that he issued an executive order “allowing New Yorkers to obtain a marriage license remotely and allowing clerks to perform ceremonies via video conference” — no need for a marriage bureau.

CNBC reported Cuomo stating that “there is now no excuse” not to get married as lockdown orders continue since it can now be done via services like Zoom; clerks are officially allowed to digitally perform legal marriages.


The order was made over the weekend, because the state is not expected to release residents from lockdown until at least May 15, possibly longer.


As of today according to WorldOMeter.com, New York has seen 247,215 reported cases of COVID-19 total and 18,298 deaths; however, data suggest that the state could have passed its peak; both hospitalizations and intubations have been consistently on the decline. RGA


Elderly couple holds wedding online after cancellation of ceremony due to COVID-19

Zoom under scrutiny in US over privacy, porn hacks

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: governors, marriage, New York, United States, Video Conference
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.