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Anguilla-Marriage Requirements


Legal Requirements for Getting Married in Anguilla

Allotted time:

Allow at least 2 days from arrival in Anguilla to wedding date to process paperwork. We recommend giving yourself more time due to preparation, weekends, holidays or unexpected delays.

Necessary legal documents:

  • Valid Passports or birth certificates and driver’s license with photo
  • Divorce decree or death certificates, if applicable
  • Anguillan Stamps (easily obtained at the General Post Office in Anguilla)

Legal requirements to get married:

  • Ceremony (Civil/Religious)

Civil and religious ceremonies are legally recognized weddings preformed in Anguilla. A couple can be married by the magistrate at the courthouse or an authorized minister of religion.

  • Age and Relation

The bride and groom must be at least 18 years of age. If underage, parental consent is necessary. The bride and groom cannot be related by blood.

  • Witnesses

Two witnesses over 18 years of age must be present for the ceremony and provide their passports.

  • Registry

Take all paperwork to the in Anguilla. If all paperwork is in order, a Marriage License will be issued.

The couple must wait at least 2 days from the time the marriage license was issued to the time of the wedding ceremony. 

Note: This information can change at any given moment. For up-to-date information, contact your embassy in the country in which you plan to marry.

We invite you to contact us with any new information. Be sure to note, “Update Marriage Requirements in Anguilla” in the subject line.

Judicial Department
  • Telephone: 264 497 2377/3347
  • Fax: 264 497 5420