Legal Requirements for Getting Married in Dominica
Allow at least 3 days from arrival in Dominica to wedding date to process application for marriage license (a 2 day stay once submitting the marriage license application is mandatory). We recommend giving yourself more time due to preparation, weekends, holidays or unexpected delays.
Necessary legal documents:
Please note that all documents must be submitted in English. Contact the Embassy in Dominica for an authorized translator.
- Original or certified copy of birth certificates
- Valid Passports
- Non-Marriage Certificate (obtained in Dominica)
- Baptismal/dedication certificate or affidavit stating that the couple if free to marry (see specifics of Non-Marriage Certificate)
- Postage Stamps (easily obtained at the General Post office in Roseau)
- Divorce decree or death certificates, if applicable
Legal requirements to get married:
- Ceremony (Civil/Religious)
Civil and religious ceremonies are legally recognized weddings preformed in the Dominica.
- Age and Relation
The bride and groom must be at least 18 years of age. They cannot be related by blood.
Two witnesses over 18 years of age must be present for the ceremony and provide their passports.
Once the application for a marriage license has been submitted either one of both parties must stay in Dominica for the following 2 days.
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 Dominica” in the subject line.
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