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Below are the legalities for marrying in Mauritius, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.
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Mauritius Marriage Law Requirements
What are the legal requirements to get married in Mauritius?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women.
If 16 or 17 years old then parental consent is required.
Bride and Groom may not be related by blood or adoption.
Two witnesses are required.
How long do I have to be resident in Mauritius before I can get married?
You must be in Mauritius for at least 1 day before you can get married.
Getting a marriage licence
For non-residents of Mauritius you may apply to the Civil Status Division
for a certificate stating that they are not residents of Mauritius.
To apply you must send the documents below to the office at least one
you wish to get married.
To obtain the certificate of non-residency you must go to the Registrar of Civil Status
with your original documents and passports once you arrive in
Mauritius. Notice of your intent to marry will then be posted, and you may then
marry the following day.
You will also be required to swear an affidavit before the Supreme Court’s
Please note: women who have been divorced or widowed and wish to remarry within
10 months of the dissolution of their previous marriage must obtain a doctor’s
certificate to prove non-pregnancy.
What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Passports and 2 photocopies of the first 3 pages of each passport.
Birth Certificates issued within the last 3 months, and 2 photocopies of each birth certificate in English or
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
If your name has been changed by deed poll then legal proof must be shown,
stamped and dated by a solicitor (including if you are divorced and have
reverted to your maiden name).
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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Mauritius Marriage Registrar's
Civil Status Division (Head Office)
Emmanuel Anquetil Building
Tel: +230 201 1727
Fax: +230 211 2420