Getting Married In Curacao: Legal Requirements

destination-wedding-curacaoIf you’re having a destination wedding it’s highly recommended to hire a professional wedding planner.

Having a coordinator that lives on the island and knows everything about their marriage laws and requirements will really make the process of getting a Curacao marriage license easier and less stressful!

To obtain a Curacao marriage license you’ll need to send a written marriage petition to the town hall and get approval from the civil registration at least two months before your wedding date.

When you send this you’ll also need to supply them with 2 wedding date choices along with necessary documents.

Documents you’ll need are both of your birth certificates, proof of marital status, photocopy of passports and an international declaration of unmarried status by the civil registration of where you’re from and an apostille. These documents can’t be more than 6 months old.

Within two weeks of sending this information in you should hear back from them that they received all necessary documents and when your marriage will be performed. Be aware that you’ll need to be on the island for 3 days before your wedding date to receive a Curacao marriage license.

You also need a witness and if they’re from your hometown, they’ll need to apply for temporary residence. Another option is to arrange for a local witness. Since legal marriage requirements in Curacao 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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