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      CCP 74.3.1     


Art. 74.3.1. Marriage of persons; waiver of certain information

            A. A person applying for a marriage license who is unable to provide a birth certificate, letter required by R.S. 9:227, a valid and unexpired passport, or visa accompanied by Form I-94 as issued by the United States may provide a Certificate of Naturalization by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Authority. A person applying for a marriage license who is unable to provide a social security number may provide a driver's license, a government issued identification card, a passport, a visa issued by the United States Department of State, or a Certificate of Naturalization issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. A person applying for a marriage license who is unable to comply with the requirements of this Article may seek judicial authorization for waiver of the requirements of this Article. The court may grant the waiver and order the issuance of the marriage license if, after hearing and good cause shown, the court finds that such relief is appropriate and that the person has complied with other legal requirements for the marriage license. The hearing may be conducted in camera, and before a duty judge. The written order granting the waiver shall be attached to the marriage license application. If the court denies the waiver, the court shall provide reasons for the denial of the waiver.

            B. The judicial authorization may be granted by the district court, parish court, family court, or juvenile court, in the parish in which the marriage license application is made, or by the First or Second City Court of the City of New Orleans if such application is made within their territorial jurisdiction, or by a justice of the peace court or city court if the issuing official is located within the justice of the peace or city court's territorial jurisdiction.

            C. The provisions of this Article are in addition to any other right or remedy provided by law, are notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, and shall supersede and control to the extent of conflict with any other provision of law.

            Acts 2017, No. 419, §1.

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