Quiet beaches, coral reefs, crystal blue seas and a laid back atmosphere - the
Turks & Caicos islands are a tropical delight for destination weddings. Close to the Bahamas and Cuba,
these pretty islands and cayes have plenty of stunning backdrops just waiting
for you to exchange your vows and become husband and wife. Beach weddings are
Below are the legalities for marrying in Turks and Caicos, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.
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Turks and Caicos Marriage Law Requirements
What are the legal requirements to get married in Turks and Caicos?
Legal age for marriage is 21 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 Turks and Caicos before I can get married?
You will need to be in Turks and Caicos for 24 hours before applying for a marriage licence and then approval can take two or three days.
Getting a marriage licence
You must take the papers mentioned below to the Registrar in Grand Turk or Providenciales.
What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Passports and birth certificates.
Affidavit of single status, sworn in front of a Notary.
Certificates of No
Two declaration forms.
Application form for a special
Proof of the date of your arrival into the Turks and Caicos.
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, and
your former marriage certificate must be shown.
If you have changed your name then proof must be shown.
Any copies of
documents must be notarised and stamped with an apostille.
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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Turks and Caicos Marriage
The Registrar's General Office
Front Street, Grand Turk
Turks & Caicos Islands
British West Indies
Tel:+1 809 946 2800
Fax:+1 809 946 2821