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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Regardless of the location of the wedding ceremony, couples resident in the Diocese of Little Rock are bound to the marriage preparation policy of this diocese. (en español)
For administrative reasons and record-keeping purposes, all marriages require that a Status of Documents be completed and submitted to the Chancery office, whether or not dispensations and/or permissions are needed. The Status of Documents form should be sent to the Chancery Office no later than one month prior to the wedding date, and at least two months prior for weddings outside the U.S.
The Chancery will issue notifications to be sent to the churches of baptism.
Parishes may download the following forms for free. They are available in English and Spanish in PDF format below. If you have any questions regarding the forms, please contact Debby Hook.
The entire prenuptial packet should normally be sent to the Chancery Office along with the Status of Documents.
Within the U.S.
The prenuptial file must be sent to the Chancery Office of the Diocese of Little Rock for transfer to the Diocesan offices of the parish where the wedding will take place.
Outside the U.S.
The prenuptial packet should be submitted at least two months prior to the date of the wedding to allow sufficient time to transfer the packet to the diocese of the parish where the wedding is to take place.
Transmittal of Marriage Paperwork
Should be from diocese to diocese rather than parish to parish. Couples cannot carry the prenuptial file to the parish but can hand carry a photocopy of the file.