Getting Married In Dominica: Legal Requirements

dominica-weddingIf you want to have a destination wedding in Dominica then you’ll need a Dominica marriage license.

A special marriage license can be obtained from Ministry of Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs in Roseau.

The application form “G” must be filled out and signed by the bride and groom in front of a witness.

The declaration form must also be signed by the bride and groom before a Commissioner of Oath. Stamps need to be attached to the form.

Before the application, either the bride or groom needs to be in Dominica for at least 2 days. The documents the couple needs are their passports, their birth certificates and a non-marriage certificate to show neither party has ever been married.

If either the bride or groom has been divorced or widowed, a decree of divorce or death certificate needs to be provided. Once the license fee is paid and the application has been processed, you should be able to receive your Dominica marriage license!

In Dominica you can choose to get married in a church, which may have additional requirements, at the Registrar’s office, or the location of your choice. Fees vary depending on the location you choose. There are many different picturesque places on the island to have a romantic ceremony or reception, including one of the sandy beaches!

It’s important to do your research when planning a destination wedding and have all your necessary documents together in advance. You want to be prepared so your special day goes smoothly.

Dominica is a fairly easy Caribbean island to obtain a marriage license and to have a wedding! Since legal marriage requirements in Dominica may change over time, you’re advised to check the official government website for exact details. You can find up to date information here.

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