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How to Get Married in St Vincent and the Grenadines

The idyllic islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines are located in the eastern Caribbean, close to St Lucia, Barbados and Grenada. Often home to the rich and famous, Mustique is probably the most well known of the 32 islands as it was once the favourite playground of Princess Margaret, however many of the other islands are now becoming more and more popular.

Blessed with traditional white sandy beaches and turquoise blue seas, these islands make the perfect paradise island wedding destination.

Below are the legalities for marrying in St Vincent and the Grenadines, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.

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St Vincent and the Grenadines Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in St Vincent and the Grenadines?
Legal age for marriage 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 St Vincent and the Grenadines before I can get married?
To obtain a Governor General licence you must be resident for at least one day before applying. The licence is issued in one day.


Getting a marriage licence
You must apply in person for a marriage licence at the Ministry of Justice or Registrar and take the documents mentioned below.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Passports and birth certificates.
Return air tickets.
If you have been divorced then a copy of the final divorce papers must be shown.
If you are widowed then a copy of the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown.

All documents above must have original stamp/seal and signature.


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 Vincent and the Grenadines'
Marriage Registrar's Office

The Attorney General
Ministry of Justice
Granby Street
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Tel:+1 784 457 1648
Fax:+1 784 457 2898