Marriage to a Georgian

This page describes how to marry in Georgia and how to sponsor your Georgian spouse for permanent residence in Canada.

If you want to bring your American spouse or partner to live in Canada, you must then file a sponsorship application for them to become a permanent resident. For more information, please see our family sponsorship page and our visitor visa page.

 

Processing Time

If you file a Canadian sponsorship application for your American spouse or partner, this application takes an average of 15 months (as of June 2016). If you are sponsoring your American spouse “inland” (spouse is in Canada), the process will take over two years.

Please see our pages on family sponsorship for more information on the processing times of these applications.

 

Georgia's Marriage Basic Requirements

In Georgia, just like all other US States, you need to apply for a marriage license and register your marriage with the local authorities. In Georgia, the county Probate Court handles marriage licenses.

The legal age to marry in Georgia is 18 years of age.

Unlike many states, the marriage license fee in Georgia is standardized. There are two different fees, depending upon whether or not you have taken the “Premarital Education Course.”

  • Marriage License fee without Premarital Education: $56
  • Marriage License fee with Premarital Education Certificate: $16

There is an additional fee of $10 for mailing the marriage certificate to you and another $10 for sending the certified copy to the Social Security Administration.

Total Fee: $76 or $36 with the course

You will need to make sure you have the right documents for the county you are marrying in. Take your passport and all of the documents you brought with you from Canada with you to the court house or county clerk’s office. Your Georgian spouse needs to present their passport, birth certificate and proof of single status.

There is no waiting period for the marriage license, it will be valid the moment it’s issued. Unlike most US states, the license does not have an expiry date so you can get the license well before you marry.

For non-residents, you must apply at the Probate Court responsible for the county you are marrying in.

 

Documents required from the Canadian Spouse

  • Statement in Lieu of Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage Abroad
  • Original valid Canadian passport
  • Original birth certificate
  • Original death certificate of deceased spouse if widowed
  • Original divorce decree or annulment papers if divorced

 

Documents required form the American Spouse

  • Original valid driver’s license
  • Original birth certificate
  • Original death certificate of deceased spouse if widowed
  • Original divorce decree or annulment papers if divorced
  • Social Security Number

Remember, you have an unlimited amount of time to marry once you have the license.

16 and 17 years old can marry if the under-age applicant(s) can provide written proof of parental consent.

 

Family Members

Having children does not affect the application for a Marriage License in Georgia.

 

County Probate Courts

County Probate Court Address Phone Number Payment Method Hours Appointment Required?
Appling County 106 Tippins Street
Baxley, GA 31513
(912) 367-8114 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Atkinson County 441 South Courthouse
Pearson, GA 31642
912-422-3552 Cash, money order or certified check Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:30PM Submit this form before travelling to the court
Bacon County 301 North Pierce
Alma, GA 31510
(912) 632-7661 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Closed for lunch between Noon and 1PM
Call to confirm
Note: Dress Code in effect
Baker County 1 Baker Place
Newton, GA 31770
(912) 734-3007 Call to confirm Monday-Wednesday; Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Closed for lunch between Noon and 1PM
Thursday: 9:00AM-12:00PM only
Call to confirm
Note: Dress Code in effect
Baldwin County 121 North Wilkinson Street
Suite 109
Milledgeville, GA 31061
(478) 445-4807 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Banks County 144 Yonah Homer Road
Homer, GA 30547
(706) 677-6250 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Barrow County 30 North Broad Street
Room 329
Winder, GA 30680
(770) 307-3045 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:30PM Call to confirm
Bartow County 135 West Cherokee Ave
Suite 243A
Cartersville, Georgia 30120
770-387-5075 All methods
Additional fees for credit and debit cards
Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:30PM Appointments required for probate matters, call to confirm whether or not a marriage license needs an appointment
Ben Hill County 111 South Sheridan Street
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
(912) 426-5137 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Berrien County 201 North Davis Street
Room 175
Nashville, GA 31639
(912) 686-5213 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:00PM Call to confirm
Bibb County 601 Mulberry Street
Room 114
Macon, GA 31201
(478) 621-6493 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:30PM Call to confirm
Bleckley County 306 2nd Street Southeast
Cochran, GA 31014
(912) 934-3204 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM
Closed for lunch between Noon and 1PM
Call to confirm
Brantley County 117 Brantley Street
Nantucket, GA 31553
(912) 462-5192 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Closed for lunch between Noon and 1PM
Call to confirm
Brooks County 1 Scrivens Street
Quitman, GA 31643
(912) 263-5567 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Bryan County 151 South College Street
Pembroke, GA 31321
(912) 653-3856 Cash or check Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM None needed
Bulloch County 26 South Main Street
Statesboro, GA 30458
(912) 489-8749 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Burke County 111 East 6th Street
Waynesboro, GA 30830
(706) 554-3000 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Closed for lunch between Noon and 1PM
Call to confirm
Butts County 25 Third Street
Jackson, GA 30233
(770) 775-8204 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:30PM Appointments required on Wednesdays
Calhoun County 1111 School Street
Morgan, GA 31766
(912) 849-2715 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Closed for lunch between Noon and 1PM
Call to confirm
Camden County 200 4th Street
Woodbine, GA 31569
(912) 576-5601 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Closed for lunch between Noon and 1PM
Appointment only. Book your appointment here
Candler County 35 Southwest Broad Street
Courthouse Square
Metter, GA 30439
(912) 685-2357 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Complete this form before going to the court
Carroll County 311 Newnan Street
Room 204
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 830-5840 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM Complete this form first
Catoosa County 875 Lafayette Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
(706) 935-3511 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-3:30PM
Closed for lunch between Noon and 1PM
Call to confirm
Charlton County 100 South 3rd Street
Folkston, GA 31537
(912) 496-2230 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Chatham County 133 Montgomery Street
Room 509
Savannah, GA 31410
(912) 652-7395 Credit card, debit card, cash, money order or cashier's check Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM None needed
Chattahoochee County 379 Broad Street
Courthouse
Cusseta, GA 31805
(706) 989-3603 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Closed for lunch between Noon and 1PM
Call to confirm
Chattooga County 10035 Commerce Street
Courthouse
Summerville, GA 30747
(706) 857-0709 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Cherokee County 90 North Street
Suite 340
Canton, GA 30114
(770) 704-2610 Cash ONLY Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:15PM Complete this application first
Clarke County 325 East Washington Street
Room 215
Athens, GA 30601
(706) 613-3320 Cash, check or money order Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM Complete this application first
Clay County 210 Washington Street
Fort Gaines, GA 31751
(912) 768-2445 All methods
Additional fee for credit or debit
Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM Call to confirm
Clayton County 121 South McDonough Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(770) 477-3301 Cash ONLY Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-3:30PM Call to confirm
Clinch County 110 Court Square
Homersville, GA 31634
(912) 487-5523 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Closed for lunch between Noon and 1PM
Call to confirm
Cobb County 32 Waddell Street
Building D
Marietta, GA 30690
(770) 528-1931 All methods
Additional fee for credit or debit
Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM None needed
Coffee County 101 Peterson Avenue South
Coffee County Courthouse
Douglas, GA 31533
(912) 384-5213 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Colquitt County 9 South Main Street
Office 108
Moultrie, GA 31772
(229) 616-7415 All methods
Additional fee for credit or debit
Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Complete this form first
Columbia County 1956 Appling-Harlem Highway
Appling, GA 30802
(706) 541-1254 Cash, money order or credit/debit
Additional fee for credit or debit
Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM Call to confirm
Cook County 212 North Hutchinson Ave
# 2
Adel, GA 31620
  Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM None needed
Coweta County 200 Court Square
Newnan, GA 30263
(770) 254-2640 Cash or money order Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM Complete this form
Crawford County 100 GA Highway 42 South
Knoxville, GA 31050
(912) 836-3313 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Crisp County 210 South 7th Street
Cordele, GA 31015
(912) 276-2621 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-4:30PM Call to confirm
Dade County 75 Case Avenue
Trenton, GA 30752
(706) 657-4414 Cash, debit or credit Monday to Thursday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM-2:00PM
None needed
Dawson County 25 Tucker Avenue
Dawsonville, GA 30534
(706) 344-3580 Cash, check or money order Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM None needed
Decatur County 112 West Water Street
North Side
Bainbridge, GA 31717
(912) 248-3016 Cash, check or money order Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM None needed
DeKalb County 556 North McDonough Street
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 371-2601 Cash, certified check or money order Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM None needed
Dodge County Courthouse Square
5401 Anson Ave #100
Eastman, GA 31023
(912) 374-3775 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM Call to confirm
Dooly County 104 2nd St
#11
Vienna, GA 31092
229-268-4217 Call to confirm Call to confirm Call to confirm
Dougherty County 225 Pine Avenue
Albany, GA 31703
(229) 431-2102 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM Complete this form first
Douglas County 8700 Hospital Drive
3rd Floor
Douglasville, GA 30134
(770) 920-7249 Cash, certified check or money order Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:15PM None needed
Early County 30 Court Square
Room 8
Blakely, GA 31723
(912) 723-3454 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Echols County Highway 94 East
Statenville, GA 31648
(912) 559-7526 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Closed for lunch from Noon till 1PM
Call to confirm
Effingham County 901 North Pine Street
Springfield, GA 31329
(912) 754-2112 Cash, check or money order Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM None needed
Elbert County 12 South Oliver Street
Elberton, GA 30635
(706) 283-2016 Cash or money order Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM None needed
Emanuel County 101 West Main Street
Courthouse
Swainsboro, GA 30401
912) 237-7091 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Complete this form first
Evans County 201 Freeman Street
Suite 9
Claxton, GA 30417
(912) 739-4080 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-12:00PM
1:00PM-5:00PM
None needed
Fannin County 420 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
(706) 632-3011 All methods accepted Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM None needed
Fayette County 1 Center Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214
770-716-4220 All methods accepted
Note: Extra fee for credit or debit
Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM None needed
Floyd County 3 Government Plaza
Rome, GA 30162
(706) 291-5136 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:15AM-4:30PM None needed
Forsyth County 112 West Maple Street
Suite 101
Cumming, GA 30040
(770) 781-2140 Cash or check Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM None needed
Franklin County 9592 Lavonia Road
Carnesville, GA 30521
(706) 384-2403 Cash, money order or credit
Note: Extra fee for credit or debit
Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM None needed
Fulton County Downtown 136 Pryor Street
Downtown Courthouse
Suite C230
Atlanta, GA 30303
North Service Center
7741 Roswell Rd
Suite 225
Atlanta, GA 30350
South Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Rd
Suite 218
College Park, GA 30349
404-730-4070 (Downtown)
404-613-7638 (North Service Center)
404-612-3048 (South Service Center)
Cash or money order
Offices DO NOT accept bills larger than $20
Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:00PM None needed
Gilmer County 1 Broad Street
Suite 204
Ellijay, GA 30540
(706) 635-4763 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM None needed
Glascock County 62 East Main
Gibson, GA 30810
(706) 598-3241 Call to confirm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM-12:00PM
None needed
Glynn County 701 H Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
(912) 267-5626 You can Pay online Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Complete this application form first
Gordon County 100 Wall Street
Calhoun, GA 30701
(706) 629-7314 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Apply here first
Grady County Grady County Courthouse
250 North Broad Street
Cairo, GA 31728
(912) 377-4621 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Greene County 113 North Main Street
Room C
Greensboro, GA 30642
(706) 453-3346 Call to confirm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Closed for lunch from Noon to 1PM
Call to confirm
Gwinnett County 75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
(770) 822-8250 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:30PM Complete both of these forms first: Marriage Application Packet
Marriage Application
Habersham County 55 Monroe Street
Clarksville, GA 30523
(706) 754-2013 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Hall County 116 Spring Street
Suite 123
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 531-6921 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM Complete this form first
Hancock County 40 Courthouse Square
Courthouse
Sparta, GA 31087
(706) 444-5343 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Haralson County 4485 Georgia Highway 120
Buckanan, GA 30113
(770) 646-2008 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Harris County 102 North College St
Room 116
Hamilton, GA 31811
(706) 628-5038 All methods Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM None needed
Hart County Hart County Courthouse Annex
185 West Franklin Street
Hartwell, GA 30613
706-376-2565 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Heard County East Courthouse
Franklin, GA 30217
(706) 675-3353 All methods
Additional fee for credit or debit
Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Complete this form first
Henry County 20 Lawrenceville Street
Courthouse
McDonough, GA 30253
(770) 954-2303 All methods
Additional fee for credit or debit
Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM Schedule your appointment
Apply online
Houston County 201 Perry Parkway
Perry, GA 31069
(478) 218-4710 No personal checks Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Complete this form first
Irwin County 301 South Irwin
Ocilla, GA 31774
(912) 468-5138 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Closed for lunch from Noon till 1PM
Call to confirm
Jackson County 85 Washington Street
Jefferson, GA 30549
(706) 367-6366 Cash or check Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM Complete the application form first
Jasper County 126 West Greene Street
County Courthouse Room 111
Monticello, GA 31064
(706) 468-4903 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:30PM Call to confirm
Jeff Davis County 16 Jeff Davis Street
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
(912) 375- 6626 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Closed for lunch from Noon till 1PM
Call to confirm
Jefferson County 202 East Broad Street
Louisville, GA 30434
(912) 625-3258 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Closed for lunch from Noon till 1PM
Call to confirm
Jenkins County 611 East Winthrop Avenue
Millen, GA 30442
(912) 982-5581 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Johnson County 2557 East Elm Stree
Wrightsville, GA 31096
(912) 864-3316 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Jones County 110 South Jefferson Street
Gray, GA 31032
(478) 986-6668 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:00PM Call to confirm
Lamar County 326 Thomaston Street
Barnesville, GA 30204
(770) 358-5155 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-4:30PM Call to confirm
Lanier County 100 West Main Street
Lakeland, GA 31635
(912) 482-3668 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Closed for lunch Noon to 1PM
Call to confirm
Laurens County 101 North Jefferson Street
Dublin, GA 31040
(478) 272-2566 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Lee County 100 Leslie Highway
Leesburg, GA 31763
(229) 759-6006 Cash ONLY Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-4:00PM None needed
Liberty County 112 North Main Street
Hinesville, GA 31313
(912) 876-3635 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Closed for lunch Noon to 1PM
None needed
Lincoln County 325 East Washington Street
Room 215
Lincolnton, GA 30817
(706) 613-3320 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM None needed
Long County 49 East McDonald Street
Ludowici, GA 31316
(912) 545-2131 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM Call to confirm
Lowndes County 100 East Central Avenue
Valdosta, GA 31601
(912) 333-5103 Money orders
Call to see if other methods are available
Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM Complete this form first
Lumpkin County 279 Courthouse Hill
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(706) 864-3847 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM Call to confirm
Macon County 100 Sumter Street
Oglethrope, GA 31068
(912) 472-7685 Cash, check or money order Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-11:30PM
1:00PM-4:30PM
None needed
Madison County 91 Aubany Avenue
Danielsville, GA 30633
(706) 795-3354 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM Call to confirm
Marion County 1 Broad Street
Buena Vista, GA 31803
(912) 649-5542 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
McDuffie County 337 Main Street
Room 108
Thomson, GA 30834
(706) 595-2124 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
McIntosh County 310 North Way
Darien, GA 31305
(912) 437-6636 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Meriwether County 100 Court Square
Greenville, GA 30222
(706) 672-4952 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Miller County 155 South First
Colquitt, GA 31737
(912) 758-4110 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Mitchell County 11 Broad Street
Camilla, GA 31730
(912) 336-2016 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Monroe County 1 Courthouse Square
Forsyth, GA 31029
(912) 994-7022 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:30PM Call to confirm
Montgomery County 400 North Railroad Avenue
Mount Vernon, GA 30445
(912) 583-2681 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Morgan County 149 East Jefferson Sreet
Madison, GA 30650
(706) 343-6500 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Murray County 115 Fort Street
Chatsworth, GA 30705
(706) 695-3812 Cash or money order Monday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Tuesday: 12:00PM-4:00PM
None needed
Muscogee County 100 10th Street
6th Floor
Columbus, GA 31994
(706) 653-4333 Cash, debit or credit
(Additional fee for debit or credit)
Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:00PM No appointments allowed
Newton County 1132 Usher Street
Room 148
Covington, GA 30014
(770) 784-2045 Cash only Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM None needed
Oconee County 23 North Main Street
Room 304
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 769-3936 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:30PM None needed
Oglethorpe County 111 West Main Street
Lexington, GA 30648
(706) 743-8321 Cash only Monday to Thursday: 7:30AM-5:00PM
Friday: closed for lunch between Noon and 1PM
None needed
Paulding County 25 Courthouse Square
Room 102
Dallas, GA 30132
(770) 443-7541 All methods
Additional fees for credit and debit cards
Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM None needed
Peach County 205 West Church Street
Fort Valley, GA 31030
(478) 825-2313 Cash check or money order Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM None needed
Pickens County 50 North Main Street
Jasper, GA 30143
(706) 253-8755 Cash ONLY Monday to Friday: 9:30AM-4:30PM
Closed for lunch from 11:30AM to 1:30PM
None needed
Pierce County 3550 US Highway 84
Blackshear, GA 31516
912-449-2020 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Pike County 100 Barnsville Street
Zebulon, GA 30295
(770) 567-8734 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Polk County Courthouse
100 Prior St.
Room 102
Cedertown, GA 30125
(770) 749-2128 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-4:15PM Call to confirm
Pulaski County 141 Commerce Street
Hawkinsville, GA 31036
(912) 783-2061 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-4:15PM None needed
Putnam County 100 South Jefferson Avenue
East Wing, Suite 318
Eatonton, GA 31024
(706) 485-5476 Cash or check Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM None needed
Quitman County Courthouse
115 Main Street
Georgetown, GA 39854
(912) 334-2224 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Closed for lunch: Noon to 1PM
Call to confirm
Rabun County 25 Courthouse Square
Courthouse
Room 15
Clayton, GA 30525
(404) 782-3614 Cash or money order Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:00PM None needed
Randolph County 208 Court Street
Cuthbert, GA 31740
855-782-6310 ext. 6 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Richmond County 735 James Brown Boulevard
Suite 1000
Augusta, GA 30901
(706) 821-2434 Cash ONLY Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM Complete this application form first
Rockdale County 922 Court Street
Room 107
Conyers, GA 30012
(770) 929-4057 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM Call to confirm
Schley County 200 Brond
Magistrate Court
Ellaville, GA 31806
(912) 937-5581 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Closed for lunch: Noon to 1PM
Call to confirm
Screven County 216 Mimes Road
Sylvania, GA 30467
(912) 564-2783 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Seminole County 200 South Knox Avenue
Donalsonville, GA 39845
229-524-5256 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Spalding County 120 East Solomon Street
2nd Floor
Griffin, GA 30223
(770) 467-4340 Cash, money order or check issued by bank in Spalding County Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Closed for lunch: Noon to 1PM
None needed
Stephens County Stephens County High School
70 North Alexander St
#108
Toccoa, GA 30577
(706) 886-2828 Call to confirm Monday to Thursday: 8:30AM-5:00PM
Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
Call to confirm
Stewart County Courthouse
1777 Broad Street
Lumpkin, GA 31815
(912) 838-4394 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:30PM Call to confirm
Sumter County Courthouse
Room 22
500 West Lamar Street
Americus, GA 31709
(229) 928-4551 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Talbot County 26 Washington Avenue
Talbotton, GA 31827
(706) 665-8866
(706) 665-3598
Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Taliaferro County 13 Monument Street Southeast
Crawfordville, GA 30631
(706) 456-2253 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Tattnall County 111 North Main St
Reidsville, GA 30453
(912) 557-6719 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Taylor County Courthouse Square
2 North Broad St
Butler, GA 31006
(912) 862-5420 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Telfair County Courthouse Square
128 East Oak St, #1
McRae, GA 31055
(229) 868-6038 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Terrell County 235 East Lee Street
Dawson, GA 31742
Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Thomas County 499 Rountree Drive
Dawson, GA 31742
(912) 995-5515 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Tift County 225 Tift Avenue North
Room 117
Tifton, GA 31793
(912) 386-7818 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:30PM Call to confirm
Toombs County 100 Courthouse Square
Lyons, GA 30436
(912) 526-8696 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Towns County 48 River Street
Suite C
Hiawassee, GA 30546
(706) 896-3467 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM Call to confirm
Treutlen County 650 2nd St South
Suite 101
Soperton, GA 30457
(912) 529-3342 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Troup County 100 Ridley Avenue
La Grange, GA 30240
(706) 883-1690 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Turner County 219 East College Avenue
Ashburn, GA 31714
(912) 567-2151 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Twiggs County 425 Railroad Street
2nd Floor
Jeffersonvile, GA 31044
(478) 945-3390 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Union County 114 Courthouse Street
Courthouse Suite 8
Blairsville, GA 30512
(706) 745-2654 Cash, cashier's check or money order Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM None needed
Upson County 250 East Lee Street
Suite 210
Thomaston, GA 30286
(706)647-7015 All methods Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-4:00PM None needed
Walker County 103 South Duke Street
Room 101
LaFayette, GA 30728
(706) 638-2852 Cash ONLY Monday to Friday: 8:00AM-12:00PM
1:00PM-4:50PM
None needed
Walton County 116 South Broad Street
Monroe, GA 30655
(770) 267-1345 All methods except personal checks Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:00PM None needed
Ware County 800 Church Street
Suite 123 Waycross, GA 31270
(912) 287-4315 Cash ONLY Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM None needed
Warren County 211 North Legion Drive
Warrenton, GA 30828
(706) 465-2227 Cash ONLY Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM None needed
Washington County 129 West Haynes Street
Room 106
Sandersville, GA 31082
478-552-3304 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 9:00AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Wayne County 345 E Walnut St
Jesup, GA 31546
(912) 427-5940 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Webster County US Highway 280 East
Preston, GA 31824
(912) 828-3525 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
Wheeler County 16 Pearl Ave
Suite 103
Probate and Magistrate Office
Alamo, GA 30411
(912) 568-7133 Call to confirm Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-5:00PM Call to confirm
White County        
Whitfield County        
Wilcox County        
Wilkes County        
Wilkinson County        
Worth County        

Note: All courthouses are closed for government holidays.

 

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Religion

Religious Body Theology Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
The American Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant 31 2,712 0.3
American Baptist Churches in the USA Mainline Protestant 18 11,301 1.4
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church Orthodox 1 207 0.0
The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America Orthodox 2 876 0.1
Apostolic Christian Church of America, Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1 27 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Cilicia Orthodox 1 320 0.0
Armenian Apostolic Church / Catholicossate of Etchmiadzin Orthodox 1 300 0.0
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant 231 44,469 5.4
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 17 1,668 0.2
Bahá'í Other Theology 46 6,233 0.8
Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant 1 23 0.0
Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches Evangelical Protestant 3 399 0.1
Brethren In Christ Church Evangelical Protestant 2 99 0.0
Buddhism Other Theology 16 n.a. n.a.
Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches Evangelical Protestant 13 n.a. n.a.
Catholic Church Catholic 179 374,185 45.7
The Christian and Missionary Alliance Evangelical Protestant 48 6,783 0.8
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant 68 22,172 2.7
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 151 44,571 5.4
Christian Reformed Church in North America Evangelical Protestant 4 240 0.0
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant 52 3,388 0.4
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant 493 138,123 16.9
Church of God General Conference Evangelical Protestant 4 222 0.0
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Evangelical Protestant 3 427 0.1
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant 126 6,588 0.8
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Other Theology 121 43,910 5.4
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant 95 13,002 1.6
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 403 48,015 5.9
Community of Christ Evangelical Protestant 7 561 0.1
Congregational Christian Churches, Additional (not part of any national CCC body) Mainline Protestant 1 145 0.0
Conservative Mennonite Conference Evangelical Protestant 2 54 0.0
Coptic Orthodox Church Orthodox 1 n.a. n.a.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 9 505 0.1
Duck River and Kindred Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 1 90 0.0
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church Evangelical Protestant 1 48 0.0
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant 157 71,950 8.8
The Evangelical Covenant Church Evangelical Protestant 3 241 0.0
The Evangelical Free Church of America Evangelical Protestant 4 620 0.1
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant 90 37,096 4.5
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Evangelical Protestant 3 1,418 0.2
Free Methodist Church of North America Evangelical Protestant 5 487 0.1
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant 6 324 0.0
General Association of Regular Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 2 758 0.1
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox 8 4,302 0.5
Hindu Other Theology 15 n.a. n.a.
Holy Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 1 15 0.0
Independent, Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 30 47,530 5.8
Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches Evangelical Protestant 34 40,003 4.9
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Evangelical Protestant 19 1,845 0.2
International Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant 1 5,069 0.6
313International Council of Community Churches Mainline Protestant 3 710 0.1
International Pentecostal Church of Christ Evangelical Protestant 2 55 0.0
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant 89 10,317 1.3
Jain Other Theology 3 n.a. n.a.
Jasper Baptist and Pleasant Valley Baptist Associations Evangelical Protestant 31 7,078 0.9
Jewish Estimate Other Theology 52 93,500 11.4
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant 37 9,887 1.2
Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America Orthodox 2 225 0.0
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, American Diocese of the Orthodox 1 125 0.0
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant 4 155 0.0
Mennonite; Other Groups Evangelical Protestant 10 515 0.1
The Missionary Church Evangelical Protestant 3 318 0.0
Moravian Church in America--Southern Province Mainline Protestant 1 180 0.0
Muslim Estimate Other Theology 39 38,882 4.8
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches Mainline Protestant 5 299 0.0
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant 120 12,126 1.5
National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA Evangelical Protestant 22 1,749 0.2
New Hope Baptist Association Evangelical Protestant 20 2,772 0.3
Old Missionary Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant 78 17,028 2.1
Orthodox Church in America: Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America Orthodox 1 86 0.0
Orthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses Orthodox 3 257 0.0
Orthodox Presbyterian Church, The Evangelical Protestant 3 318 0.0
Pentecostal Church of God Evangelical Protestant 8 631 0.1
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant 307 105,774 12.9
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant 107 24,092 2.9
Primitive Baptist Churches--Old Line Evangelical Protestant 216 n.a. n.a.
Progressive Primitive Baptists Evangelical Protestant 85 7,227 0.9
Reformed Baptist Churches Evangelical Protestant 9 n.a. n.a.
Reformed Church in America Mainline Protestant 1 245 0.0
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Orthodox 2 n.a. n.a.
The Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant 29 7,074 0.9
Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA Orthodox 2 1,100 0.1
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant 121 32,256 3.9
Sikh Other Theology 5 n.a. n.a.
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant 3,233 1,719,484 210.0
Southwide Baptist Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 72 n.a. n.a.
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Orthodox 1 60 0.0
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Theology 18 2,573 0.3
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant 18 2,771 0.3
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant 1,614 570,674 69.7
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Mainline Protestant 8 852 0.1
Vineyard USA Evangelical Protestant 15 3,956 0.5
Wesleyan Church, The Evangelical Protestant 24 5,369 0.7
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant 7 1,509 0.2
  Totals: 8,962 3,665,550  

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List of American Consulates in Canada

Embassy in Ottawa

Consulate General in Calgary

Consulate General in Halifax

Consulate General in Montreal

Consulate General in Quebec

Consulate in General Toronto

Consulate in General Vancouver

Consulate in Winnipeg

 

US Visa Requirements

Canadian citizens do not need a visa to travel to the United States for tourism as long as you are staying for less than 3 months. However you may need a visa if you are travelling for another reason (in addition to getting married).

If you are a Canadian permanent resident, you may need a visa.

 

Calling Georgia from Canada

Georgia Area Codes By Prof611 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

by Prof611 / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

  • 229 - Albany, Thomasville, Valdosta, Tifton, Fitzgerald and Americus (southwest Georgia)
  • 404 - Atlanta and immediate environs (central Fulton and DeKalb counties)
  • 470 - Atlanta and its suburbs
  • 478 - Macon, Forsyth, Fort Valley, Warner Robins, Dublin, Eastman and Milledgeville (central Georgia)
  • 706 - Columbus (west-central Georgia); Rome, Dahlonega, Toccoa, Athens and Augusta (northwest, northeast, upper east-central Georgia)
  • 678 - Atlanta and its suburbs
  • 762 - same boundaries as 706
  • 770 - Atlanta's suburbs and exurbs
  • 912 - Savannah, Vidalia, Waycross, Brunswick, Douglas, and coastal Georgia.

 

Time Differences

Georgia is on East Coast Time, the same time zone as Toronto and Montreal.

 

Calling Canada from the United States

List of Canadian Area Codes:

Province Code Province Code
Alberta

403 / 587 (southern Alberta)

587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)

Nunavut 867
BC

236 / 250 / 778 (majority of BC)

236 / 604 / 778 (Metro Vancouver)

Ontario

226 / 519 (southwestern Ontario)

249 / 705 (northeastern Ontario)

289 / 365 / 905 (Greater Toronto Area)

343 / 613 (eastern Ontario)

416 / 647 (Toronto)

807 (northwestern Ontario)

Manitoba 204 / 431 PEI 782 / 902
New Brunswick 506 Quebec

418 / 581 (eastern Quebec)

438 / 514 (Montreal)

450 / 579 (Greater Montreal)

819 / 873 (remainder of Quebec)

Newfoundland and Labrador 709 Saskatchewan 306 / 639
Northwest Territories 867 Yukon 867
Nova Scotia 782 / 902    

 

Emergency Information for Canadians in the United States

The Department of Homeland Security Traveller Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP) in US is a single point of contact for individuals who have inquiries or seek resolution regarding difficulties they experienced during their travel screening at transportation hub like airports, train stations or crossing U.S. borders, including:

  • watch list issues
  • screening problems at ports of entry
  • situations where travellers feel they have been unfairly or incorrectly delayed, denied boarding or identified for additional screening.

 

List of Canadian Consulates in Georgia

Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta

1175 Peachtree Street N.E.
100 Colony Square, Suite 1700
Atlanta, Georgia
U.S.A., 30361-6205

Telephone: (404) 532-2000
Fax: (404) 532-2050

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: atlanta.gc.ca

 

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