Getting Married In Grenada: Legal Requirements

sunset-grenadaThere are a few marriage requirements in Grenada that you need to be aware of when planning a destination wedding there.

Although no blood tests are required, there is a residency requirement.

The couple needs to be on the island for at least three days before applying for a Grenada marriage license.

After the three days, you can apply for the license at the Office of the Prime Minister located in the Botanical Gardens at St. George’s Parish. A few necessary fees need to be paid and then the application process usually takes about another two days. If either party has been divorced then the process could take longer.

This means you may need to be on the island for a week or longer before being able get your Grenada marriage license. When planning your trip allow a few extra days in case the process is longer than expected. Plan for your ceremony and reception to be towards the end of your stay to be safe.

All of the documents that are required for a Grenada marriage license are the couple’s valid passports, birth certificates, sworn affidavit stating that neither party has been previously married and legal proof if a name was changed by Deed Poll.

If either the bride or groom has been divorced or widowed then a divorce decree or death certificate is also required. Lastly, if either party is under 21 then they will need written parental consent. All documents need to be in English.

Grenada is a fairly easy destination to obtain a marriage license, however the process takes longer than most Caribbean islands. As long as you plan accordingly, you shouldn’t have any issues. Since legal marriage requirements in Grenada 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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