Getting Married In St. Vincent and The Grenadines: Legal Requirements

st-vincent-the-grenadines-flagThere are so many reasons why couples choose to have their destination wedding in St. Vincent and The Grenadines. There are multiple gorgeous islands for them to choose from and it’s not very difficult for non-residents to get a marriage license! This puts less stress on the couple and makes planning much easier.

There are a few necessary steps to take in order to get a St. Vincent and The Grenadines marriage license. First, the bride and groom must be a resident of the islands for at least 1 full day before their wedding. This just means you can’t get married the same day you arrive, so plan your trip accordingly.

The St. Vincent & The Grenadines marriage license must be obtained in person at the Attorney General’s office at the Ministry of Justice in St. Vincent. Another marriage requirement is that the ceremony needs to be performed by an official marriage officer, priest, or minister registered in St. Vincent.

Along with paying the marriage license fees you’ll have to pay for stamps for the license and stamps for the application form. The official currency is the East Caribbean Dollar, so make sure you have enough of this currency to pay all the fees. Expect it to be around EC$520 (which is a lot less in American dollars).

The only documents needed are the couples valid passports and if either party has been divorced or widowed then a divorce decree or death certificate. Since legal marriage requirements in St. Vincent and The Grenadines may change over time, you’re advised to check the official government website for exact details. You can find up to date information here!

There are so many reasons that St. Vincent and The Grenadines is a great place for a destination beach wedding and their marriage requirements are one of them. Some Caribbean islands have long residency requirements which aren’t convenient for the couple. Here, your wedding planning is easy and the scenery can’t be beat!

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