Legal Requirements for Getting Married in Grenada
Allow at least 5 days from arrival in Grenada to wedding date to process paperwork (3 day stay is required prior to applying for a marriage license–expect a marriage license to take at least 2 days to process). We recommend giving yourself more time due to preparation, weekends, holidays or unexpected delays.
Necessary legal documents:
Please note that all documents should be submitted in English, prepared by an authorized translator and certified. Contact the Embassy in your home country or your Embassy in Grenada for an authorized translator.
- Original or certified copy of birth certificates
- Valid Passports
- Certificate of No Impediment*/Notarized affidavits that the couple is free to marry
- Divorce decree or death certificates, if applicable
- Any change of name requires stamped and dated legal proof by a solicitor, if applicable.
Legal requirements to get married:
- Ceremony (Civil/Religious)
Civil and religious ceremonies are legally recognized weddings preformed in Grenada.
- Age and Relation
The bride and groom must be at least 21 years of age. If underage legalized parental consent is required. They cannot be related by blood.
Two witnesses over 21 years of age must be present for the ceremony and provide their passports.
Please note that if either party has been divorced, paperwork must be taken to the Ministry of Legal Affairs. In this case, processing the paperwork can take more than 2 days to receive a Marriage License.
- The bride and groom will sign all the required documents at the ceremony. The bride and groom will be given the Certificate of Marriage from the religious officiate of their choice.
- The Certificate of Marriage can be picked up by the newlyweds at the proceeding the wedding.
*A Certificate of No Impediment, is also known as a Single Status Affidavit, Single Status Statutory Declaration, Certificate of No Record, a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage, Certificate of Nulla Osta or a Certificate de coutume (plus an MP2A form).
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 Grenada” in the subject line.
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