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Dominica-Marriage Requirements


Legal Requirements for Getting Married in Dominica

Allotted time:

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.

  • Witnesses

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

  • Registry

Take all paperwork and stamps (in person) to the in Dominica to obtain your Non-Marriage Certificate.

Next, take all paperwork and more stamps (in person) to the in Dominica to apply for a Marriage License.

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.

Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs, Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Boulevard, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Tel: +767 266 3410
  • Fax: +767 440 3753
Ministry of Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs
1st Floor, Government Headquarters, Kennedy Avenue, Roseau,Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Tel: +767 266 3207
  • Fax: +767 449 8220