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How to Marry in Antigua

Antigua is an easy country in which to get married, with no residency requirements and little paperwork. Most islands in the Caribbean are similar, which explains why its such a popular wedding destination, both from North America and Europe.
Below are the legalities for marrying in Antigua, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.

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Antigua Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in Antigua?
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.
The wedding must take place between 6am and 8pm.


How long do I have to be resident in Antigua before I can get married?
There are no residency requirements to get married in Antigua & Barbuda.


Getting a marriage licence
You must both bring the papers mentioned below to the Ministry of Justice to obtain a special marriage licence.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Passports or birth certificates.

A photo or photo ID.
Declaration that you are single, which you can sign in Antigua.
Marriage application form, obtained at the Ministry of Justice. Both of you must be present when applying.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown, stamped with the seal of the court.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown and your former wedding certificate.


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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Antigua Marriage Registrar's Office

Ministry of Justice

Lower Nevis Street

St. John's

Tel/Fax: +1 268 462 3929


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