Your complete ceremonial minister credentials package for New Hampshire includes all of the documents you'll need to legally perform all of life's celebrations, including weddings, baby blessings (baptism), house blessings, re-commitment ceremonies (vow renewal), memorials (funerals), handfasting and other ceremonies.
Ordination through First Nation as a Wedding Officiant and ceremonial minister complies with all New Hampshire laws and is valid and accepted throughout the state and everywhere around the world!
The laws of the State of New Hampshire require non-resident ministers* to file their credentials with the Secretary of State's office in Concord prior to performing a ceremony anywhere in the state. You must hold a current and valid minister's license to perform such rites; in addition, you must present your credentials to any state or local authority and/or the bridal couple upon their request.
In New Hampshire, ordination or investment by the Church gives each clergy member the authority to perform the marriage rite. You are not required to undergo any specific formal training to become ordained in New Hampshire.
Not a resident of New Hampshire? Legally ordained non-resident ministers are allowed to serve in New Hampshire, but must register with the Secretary of State's office in Concord prior to performing a ceremony. All required forms are included with your ordination. Additionally, if you request complete ordination, you will also be permitted to serve in your home state.
Registration Fee: The current registration fee is $32 for comprehensive (complete) ordination that is accepted in New Hampshire, as well as most other states and local jurisdictions (two-year licensing term). All state-required forms and documents are included.
Please Note: Basic-level (one day, or single ceremony) ordination is valid and accepted in New Hampshire for resident and non-resident ministers. (Non-resident ministers must register with the Secretary of State's office in Concord prior to performing a ceremony in New Hampshire.)
* — Ceremonial ministers permanently residing in New Hampshire are exempt from this requirement.