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