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How to Marry in Anguilla

If you're looking for wedding ideas then the pretty island of Anguilla makes a truly romantic destination wedding location. Situated in the eastern Caribbean, the island has plenty of white sand beaches and gently swaying palm trees - ideal for that long dreamt of beach wedding! Anguilla makes a perfect unique destination to get married abroad.  

Below are the legalities for marrying in Anguilla, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.

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Anguilla Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in Anguilla?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women.
Bride and Groom may not be closely related by blood.
Two witnesses are required.


How long do I have to be resident in Anguilla before I can get married?
You must wait 48 hours after applying for a special marriage licence at the Judicial Department before the ceremony can take place. You can apply Mon-Fri 8.30am-4pm.


Getting a marriage licence
You must both bring the papers mentioned below to the Judicial Department to obtain a special marriage licence.
If you wish to have a Catholic ceremony special requirements apply. You will require: confirmation papers, baptismal certificate, freedom to marry papers, pre-cana course, all produced 3-6 months before the marriage.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Passports, or birth certificates
Photo driver's licence
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 must be shown.


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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Anguilla Marriage Registrar's Office

Judicial Department
Court House Building
P.O. Box 60, The Valley
Anguilla, WI
Telephone: (264) 497 2377
Fax: (264) 497 5420