Illinois

Wedding Officiant and Ceremonial Minister Ordination

Performing A Ceremony In Illinois?

Illinois Wedding Minister OrdinationYour complete ceremonial minister credentials package for Illinois includes all of the documents you'll need to legally perform all of life's celebrations, including weddings, baby blessings (baptism), house blessings, re-commitment ceremonies (vow renewal), funerals, handfasting, and other rites and rituals. Ordination through First Nation as a ceremonial minister is valid and accepted anywhere in the world!

The laws in Illinois make it unnecessary for persons performing marriage ceremonies to file their credentials with any state or local agency, but you must hold a current and valid minister's license to perform such rites; in addition, you must present your credentials to any legal authority and/or the parties to the marriage upon their request.

In Illinois, ordination or investment by the Church gives each clergy member the authority to perform the marriage rite. Illinois and local officials in the state are removed from any responsibility for verification of minister credentials. Illinois does not maintain a central registry of members of the clergy, and you are not required to undergo any specific formal training. Please contact our support team for information on local regulations.

Not a resident of Illinois? Illinois does not restrict legally ordained non-resident ministers from serving in the state.

Registration Fee: The current registration fee is $32 for comprehensive (complete) ordination that is accepted in Illinois, as well as most states and local jurisdictions (two-year licensing term). Standard First Class shipping of your documents packet is free. (Express and priority delivery is offered at an additional fee.)

Don't require complete Illinois State minister ordination? Basic-level (limited) ordination begins at only $10.95 and is accepted in Illinois for resident and non-resident ceremonial ministers intending to perform a single ceremony in the state.

Request Illinois Ordination:

STEP 1:

Please enter the full, legal name of the Officiant as it should appear on the documents:

OFFICIANT'S NAME:

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Please be sure to click the SELECT button before continuing the process.
Are you a doctor, or do you hold a professional title? If you prefer, you may enter your name as "Dr. Jean Smith" or "Robert Jones, Ph.D."

STEP 2:

Please select the preferred ordination term:

Basic* Illinois Single Ceremony Ordination $10.95

2 Year Complete Illinois Ordination Package $32 (Best Value)

5 Year Complete Illinois Ordination Package $64 (Save 20%)

10 Year Complete Illinois Ordination Package $112 (Save 30%)

All ordination levels are accepted in Illinois for residents and non-residents. Prices shown is US dollars (US$).

* — Please note that restricted basic-level ordination permits you to perform ONE marriage ceremony in Illinois ONLY during a one-year period. Complete ordination permits you to perform unlimited ceremonies in Illinois and most other locations without restriction.

STEP 3 (OPTIONAL):

FAST DOCUMENT DELIVERY! In a rush? Order a PDF* copy of your key ordination documents for only $6.95. PDF copies are sent via Hightail generally within one business day. (You will also receive the complete set of printed personalized documents via your preferred shipping method.)

[OPTIONAL] INCLUDE PDF COPY VIA EMAIL:

YES! Please include a PDF copy of my key documents ($6.95)

* — Viewing PDF copies requires additional software, such as Adobe Acrobat or Foxit PDF Reader (available at no charge).

FINAL STEP:


SUBMIT ORDER:


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