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How to Marry in Aruba

Tropical Aruba, located close to Venezuela in South America, is actually still part of the Netherlands. Couples who are still looking for a wedding with a difference can look no further! This wonderful island incorporates all you'd expect of a Caribbean island, with sparkling blue waters, white sand beaches and luxury resorts - perfect for a picture postcard destination wedding.  

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

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Aruba Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in Aruba?
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 who are over 18 years old.
Civil ceremonies must take place at the City Hall in Oranjestad Wednesday-Friday. Saturday is available for an additional charge.


How long do I have to be resident in Aruba before I can get married?
How long do I have to be resident in Aruba before I can get married?
There are no residency requirements but you must submit the papers below at least one month before the ceremony.


Getting a marriage licence
You must submit the papers mentioned below to the Office of Civil Registry in Oranjestad.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Passports or photo ID.
Certified copies of birth certificates with an apostille stamp.
Certificate of No Impediment.
Passports or photo ID of both witnesses.
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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Aruba Marriage Registrar's Office

Office of Civil Registry
2 Oranjestad,
Tel: + 297 583 4400
Fax: + 297 583 9160