Caribbean weddings are popular the world-over due to the gorgeous locations available on each island, and St Lucia is no exception. With easy access from both Europe and North America, this island is one of the Caribbean wedding hotspots.
Below are the legalities for marrying in St Lucia, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.
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St Lucia Marriage Law Requirements
What are the legal requirements to get married in St Lucia?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women
Bride and Groom may not be related.
Two witnesses are required.
How long do I have to be resident in St Lucia before I can get married?
You must be resident in St Lucia for 2 days before you can apply for a marriage licence which then takes 2 days to process.
Getting a marriage licence
Take the documents below to the Attorney General or a notary in St Lucia, or a solicitor can apply for a licence on your behalf.
They should receive the application at least 4 days before the ceremony
What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Passports and birth certificates.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse, and your
former marriage certificate must be shown.
If you have changed your name then legal proof must be shown.
If you are having a religious ceremony then a letter from your priest must be
shown stating that you have had the appropriate instruction and that you are
Please note: this information is for guidance purposes only and liable to change without notice. Please check with your wedding planner in resort or the relevant embassy of the country in which you intend to marry for up to date details before you marry.
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St Lucia Marriage Registrar's
Registrar of Civil Status,
Peynier Street, Castries,
Tel:+1 758 452 1257