Form 588-0225VR Application for Copy of Marriage Certificate

Form 588-0225VR Application for Copy of Marriage Certificate

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Form 588-0225VR Application for Copy of Marriage Certificate

 

INSTRUCTIONS: APPLICATION FOR A SEARCH FOR AN IOWA RECORD, MARRIAGE (Form 588-0225VR)

People who need a copy of a marriage certificate in Iowa may submit an application in person at the Des Moines office of the Bureau of Health Statistics, over the telephone or through the mail. The in-person and mail application form is the same. This Application For A Search For An Iowa Record, Marriage (Form 588-0225VR) can be obtained from the website of the Iowa Department of Public Health. Only those on the certificate, their direct relatives or legal representatives are entitled to receive this documentation.

Application For A Search For An Iowa Record, Marriage 588-0225VR Step 1: Enter the exact name of both spouses as recorded on the certificate, including their last names before and after the ceremony if there was any change.

Application For A Search For An Iowa Record, Marriage 588-0225VR Step 2: Enter the month, date and year on which the ceremony took place, and the county where it was performed.

Application For A Search For An Iowa Record, Marriage 588-0225VR Step 3: Enter your purpose for requesting this record, such as obtaining a replacement copy for the purposes of a divorce.

Application For A Search For An Iowa Record, Marriage 588-0225VR Step 4: Enter your birthdate and explain how you are related to the people on this marriage certificate. You must include a clear photo copy of your government-issued identification to establish the validity of your request.

Application For A Search For An Iowa Record, Marriage 588-0225VR Step 5: Include the full name and address of the person who will be receiving this record.

Application For A Search For An Iowa Record, Marriage 588-0225VR Step 6: Indicate whether you wish for the copy to be mailed or whether you will pick it up in person.

Application For A Search For An Iowa Record, Marriage 588-0225VR Step 7: Indicate whether you are paying with a check or money order. Only those making the application in person may pay in cash.

Application For A Search For An Iowa Record, Marriage 588-0225VR Step 8: Print and sign your name, along with a daytime phone number.

Application For A Search For An Iowa Record, Marriage 588-0225VR Step 9: If applying via mail, you must sign the document in the presence of a notary public.


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