Are you considering getting married in Israel but not sure where to start? With a rich history and culture, Israel is a popular destination for couples looking to tie the knot. However, the process of getting married in Israel can be complex and confusing. Through Courtly, you can have an online wedding with a legal US marriage certificate that can be recognized in Israel.

What is the fastest way to get married in Israel?

Simple answer: online marriage! If you want to get married online, the process is fairly simple. You will need to apply for your marriage certificate online and pay a fee. You'll also need to provide proof that both parties are over 18 years old, such as a driver's license number or passport number. 

Couples using Courtly can complete the entire process online from anywhere in the world. It is painless, paperless, and usually takes less than 48 hours to obtain a legal, US marriage certificate. 

Are online marriages legal in Israel?

While Israel does not cater to civil marriage based on local laws, couples who got married overseas or virtually can present documents that prove their marriage and be recognized as such in Israel.

When you use Courtly, you can get a legal US marriage certificate in every country in the world. Every Courtly officiant is legally certified. Courtly strictly abides by the protocol provided by Utah County to ensure your marriage certificate is 100% legal in the US. Virtual couples also have the option to get their marriage certificate signed by an apostille to certify its legitimacy.

Why would I want a U.S. marriage certificate in Israel?

You can use your U.S. marriage certificate as proof of your marriage both abroad and in Israel. As of 2020, getting married online is 100% legal in all 50 U.S. states. This will help you when the time comes to apply for a visa and other immigration documents. But even if migration isn’t in your plan, having a U.S. marriage certificate just makes the whole marriage process easier and hassle-free without having to go through a blood test or premarital counseling.

Is there a need to get your online marriage registered in Israel?

Yes, all marriages in Israel must be registered with the Ministry of the Interior. With Courtly, we will provide you with a legal US marriage certificate, which you can then use to register your marriage in Israel.

For further clarification, it’s best to contact the officials in your jurisdiction or an immigration or family law attorney. They can help you determine the legal status of your remote appearance wedding and any additional steps or documents you may need for recognition.

What is an apostille and do I need one?

The Apostille is an international certificate of authentication issued by the country to whose jurisdiction the document pertains to. It ensures that the document is authentic, and it ensures that it can be used in other countries as well. Courtly provides Apostille certification, which can take between 15 to 30 business days to reach Israel after the online ceremony. 

How to apply for an online marriage in Israel?

Couples can complete the full marriage process online from any location. Just make sure that you have a good internet connection. Other than that, there are no bells and whistles when it comes to online marriages. This is how the process goes with Courtly:

  • Our concierge will assist you in obtaining your license utilizing our safe ID verification system. To make sure everything is prepared for your big day, we'll look over everything for faults and coordinate with the authorities.
  • Choose a time and date, and we'll match you with one of our certified US officiants.
  • You can have a simple virtual ceremony in the comforts of your own home (or any other location with a reliable internet connection). The whole ceremony itself should just last a few minutes.
  • You'll receive a copy of your US marriage certificate online shortly after your online ceremony, and a print copy will be shipped to you within the following few business days.

How much does it cost to have an online marriage in Israel?

The cost of getting married in Israel varies depending on factors such as location, the authority performing the ceremony, and whether or not you choose a traditional or online wedding. A traditional wedding in Israel can be costly, with costs including the marriage license fee, blood tests, premarital counseling, ceremony expenses and more. The cost of the ceremony itself may vary depending on the location and the authority performing the ceremony.

An online wedding, on the other hand, can be more cost-effective. Courtly provides packages that include everything you'll need for a successful online marriage. For ILS ₪1,765, you will get a valid marriage license, an online ceremony, and a legal, US marriage certificate. If you want to include an apostille stamp or request witnesses, there are additional fees.

What if I want to get married traditionally in Israel? What are the steps required?

Getting married in Israel involves several steps that need to be completed before the ceremony can take place. These steps include obtaining a marriage license, undergoing a blood test, attending premarital counseling, conducting the ceremony, registering the marriage, and getting the marriage certificate apostilled.

With Courtly, the process of getting married in Israel is made easy. All you need to do is sign up for an account, choose a package that suits your needs, and get married in the comfort of your own home. There is no need for blood tests, premarital counseling sessions, or even leaving your house.

Getting married in Israel is a beautiful and meaningful experience, but it can be difficult and costly to arrange.  If you are looking for a hassle-free and quick wedding day, then online marriage is the best option. You'll also save money by not having to pay for wedding prerequisites, travel expenses, or accommodations—you can just stay home! And the best part is that you can avoid all the bureaucracy that comes with traditional, in-person ceremonies. Everything is 100% legal. 

Let us handle the paperwork.

Getting married is complicated. Courtly simplifies the process and provides everything necessary to get married online, including providing a licensed officiant who can perform a remote ceremony.

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