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How to Get Married in St Kitts and Nevis

These two small islands evoke memories of a time gone by with their laid back atmosphere and gentle way of life. Quiet beaches, lush vegetation and a calm attitude make them a great wedding destination if you are dreaming of a relaxed and calming tropical island wedding.

Have a wedding on the beach or elsewhere, these islands offer a great choice of location - a Caribbean wedding away from the crowds!
Below are the legalities for marrying in St Kitts and Nevis, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.

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St Kitts and Nevis Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in St Kitts and Nevis?
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.


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


Getting a marriage licence
You must both bring the papers mentioned below to the Registrar in St Kitts.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Passports or birth certificates.
Marriage licence application form, signed in the presence of a Justice of the Peace in St Kitts & Nevis.
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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St Kitts and Nevis Marriage Registrar's

Registrar General,

PO Box 236,


St Kitts,

West Indies

Tel:+1 869 465 5251