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.
St Vincent and the Grenadines' Average Weather
St Vincent and the Grenadines'
Marriage Registrar's Office
The Attorney General
Ministry of Justice
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Tel:+1 784 457 1648
Fax:+1 784 457 2898