Legal Requirements for Getting Married in St Vincent and the Grenadines
Allow at least 2-22 days from arrival in St Vincent and the Grenadines to wedding date for processing paperwork (15 day stay is required and a 7 day posting of the Marriage License, unless you choose to expedite the process, which can take as little as 2 days). We recommend giving yourself more time due to preparation, weekends, holidays or unexpected delays.
Necessary legal documents:
- Valid Passports
- 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 St Vincent and the Grenadines. Contact an authorized officiant to perform the ceremony.
- Age and Relation
The bride and groom must be at least 18 years of age. They cannot be related by blood, marriage or adoption.
Two witnesses over 18 years of age must be present for the ceremony and provide their passports.
Take all paperwork to the Registrar’s Office or the Governor General’s Office to apply for a Marriage License.
The Marriage License from the Registrar’s Office requires a 15 day stay on the island prior to submitting the application. Once the application is filed, the license must be posted for 7 days. Finally, the license is issued, pending objections.
The Marriage License from the Governor General’s Office requires a 1 day stay on the island prior to submitting the application. The license is issued the following day.
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 St Vincent & the Grenadines” in the subject line.
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