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.
Ministry of Justice
Lower Nevis Street
Tel/Fax: +1 268 462 3929