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How to Marry in Barbados

As with many other Caribbean countries, it's easy to get married in Barbados - white sand beaches and warm weather awaits you. The legalities are simple and you don't even have to be resident to marry here - what better place to exchange your vows!
Below are the legalities for marrying in Barbados, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.

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Barbados Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in Barbados?
Legal age for marriage without parental permission is 18 years for both men and women.
Bride and Groom may not be related by blood, marriage or adoption.
Two witnesses are required.


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


Getting a marriage licence
You must both bring the papers mentioned below in person to the Ministry of Home Affairs in Bridgetown.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Passports or birth certificates.
Return airline tickets.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown.
If you are widowed then your previous marriage certificate and 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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Barbados Marriage Registrar's

Ministry of Home Affairs

Ground Floor, Jones Building
Webster Business Park,
Wildey, St Michael, Barbados.