To perform an Islamic marriage through MCC, you must either have a legal marriage license or a legal marriage certificate.
Your MCC Islamic marriage certificate will be ready at the MCC office two weeks after the marriage ceremony. Please call and ask if the Islamic marriage certificate is ready, prior to coming to the MCC office to pick up the Islamic marriage certificate.
HOW TO OBTAIN A LEGAL MARRIAGE LICENSE
The Cook County marriage license is valid for performance of Nikah after twenty four hours (the day following when it is issued) till sixty days from date of issue. Nikah (marriage) can only be performed by an MCC Imam during the time the Marriage License is valid.
Before getting married in Chicago or suburban Cook County, couples must obtain a marriage license from the Cook County Clerk’s office.
Please read the contents of the following link on how to obtain a marriage license and subsequently a marriage certificate, from the Cook County Clerk’s office:
For more information about Cook County Clerk’s office location and timings, please visit their website or call: (312) 603-7790.