Ask Kate: Minimum Age For A Witness

August 6, 2013

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Please can you tell me if there is an minimum age for a witness at a civil ceremony?


There is no age limit to be a witness at a civil ceremony. However the witness does have to be old enough to understand what’s going on and to sign their name, therefore the youngest age preferred is early teens.

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