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.
Order declaration of single status
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
Tel/Fax: +1 268 462 3929