Features, Law and Politics, New York

NYC Introduces “Project Cupid”

May 1, 2020

By Stephanie West

NEW YORK, NY — New York City’s “Project Cupid,” will enable the completion of the marriage license process to be completed online.

All couples who want to get married in New York State must obtain a Marriage License. Prior to Executive Order No. 202.20, signed by Governor Cuomo, the law required that New Yorkers complete the process of obtaining a marriage license in person. With this requirement waived, the City has created new technology to allow the licensing process to be completed s online.

“We need moments of joy now more than ever, and we won’t let a pandemic get in the way of true love,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “To all of the couples looking forward to tying the knot, know that your city is right here with you, throwing rice from afar.”

The new system will allow couples to virtually schedule and attend an appointment with the City Clerk’s office, securely upload required documents for the marriage license to the City Clerk’s office, and upload the signed license for submission to the City Clerk once the ceremony is complete. The site will be available in 11 languages. New Yorkers who would like to obtain a marriage license should visit nyc.gov/Cupid or cityclerk.nyc.gov.

“Coronavirus has changed the world in so many ways but our ability to love and commit to each other hasn’t wavered. Now couples ready to marry don’t have to wait for the pandemic to end to say ‘I do.’ We deserve some good news and this is definitely wonderful news for all of New York City,” said Council Speaker Corey Johnson.

May 1, 2020

8 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “NYC Introduces “Project Cupid””

  1. Sharon Lewis says:

    Yes just what I needed,my wedding date was April 25th but since the pandemic everything was canceled.

  2. Donna Liello says:

    When will this Project Cupid start? It was supposed to start today. As I am doing somen research can someone tell me when we can apply for marriage license and when will this program start?

  3. AC says:

    Im also waiting for this to take effect. Can someone direct me to the right page. Thanks

  4. Mrscolon says:

    This is perfect, When will this begin? We have Been trying to get a marriage license since April !

  5. Tlfragale says:

    Appointments are already booked for the next 3 months, so couples ready to marry DO have to wait. Ridiculous.

    • Juan Figueroa says:

      No way!
      I just registered and got my confirmation # so I can pay for the fees and book an appointment but the system can’t recognize the confirmation # they emailed me. This is ridiculous

      • Alex says:

        How do you access to book a virtual license appointment? Do you have to log in or something? The link on the website just doesn’t work for me

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