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How to Get Married in Trinidad and Tobago

These twin islands in the south Caribbean sea make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Tobago with its gentle laid-back atmosphere is perfect for a quiet destination wedding, whereas Trinidad is ideal for a more "traditional" Caribbean beach wedding.

With a year-round tropical climate Tobago boasts a large rainforest in the north of the island, which has led to a growing ecotourism industry. The coast is inviting with many white sand beaches and coral reefs which make wonderful wedding idylls!
Below are the legalities for marrying in Trinidad and Tobago, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.

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Trinidad and Tobago Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in Trinidad and Tobago?
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, with valid proof of identity.
The ceremony must take place before 6pm.


How long do I have to be resident in Trinidad and Tobago before I can get married?
You will need to be in the country for at least 3 days after the date of arrival before you can get married.


Getting a marriage licence
You must take the papers mentioned below to the Inland Revenue Department. The licence is payable in cash.


What legal papers do I need to take with me?
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.
If you have changed your name then legal proof 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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Tobago Marriage Registrar's

Inland Revenue Division
Sangsters Mall
Tel:+1 868 639 2410


Trinidad Marriage Registrar's

Inland Revenue Division
Trinidad House
St Vincent Street
Port of Spain

Tel:+1 868 623 1211