Prison Wedding Checklist

-Prison Marriage Checklist -

This is a checklist to help guide you along in the process.

INTENDED SPOUSE (person on the outside)

  • Pay non-refundable retainer. Upon payment, you will be emailed the contract.
  • Check with your county for the Absentee Applicant Affidavit and Requirements (forms can be downloaded from the website)
  • Request a copy or your loved one’s Prison ID card and/or birth certificate as needed by the clerk.
  • Send Affidavit to your loved one with the correct spelling of your Officiant’s name.
  • Do NOT get the license until approval for wedding is done (this way, you are not out $ if for some reason it was denied).
  • Once approved, you may pay me the full amount or start payments (as long as paid in full 1 week before wedding).
  • Once you have the license, notify the warden and/or unit chaplain.


  • Request I-60 to fill out to start the process inside the unit.
  • Send Affidavit and copy of ID to your intended spouse to get marriage license.
  • Submit I-60 to law library to request approval for marriage with name of Officiant.


  • Law Library
  • Review I-60 for completeness
  • Confirm the approved Officiant
  • Approve or deny the request
  • If approved, gets forwarded to Inmate Records
  • If denied, gets forwarded to Warden


  • Verify Inmate is not currently married
  • Verify intended spouse is an approved visitor
  • Verify intended spouse is at least 18 years old
  • Approve or deny the request
  • If approved, gets forwarded to warden for final approval
  • If denied, gets forwarded to warden for concurrence


  • Review and approve or deny the request
  • If approved, gets forwarded to chaplain to schedule date and time
  • If denied, inmate is notified


  • Schedule next available date and time
  • Reschedule, if needed, due to unforeseen circumstances with warden approval



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