Wedding & Honeymooons

MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS

Love is an adventure and a conquest. It survives and develops like the universe itself only by perpetual discovery. The only right love is that between couples whose passion leads them both, one through the other, to a higher possession of their being.

– Pierre Tielhart de Chardin

Inspiring romance that will leave you breathless.

Some brides have been dreaming of their special day since they were little girls and choosing the right location to celebrate your love with friends and family is the ultimate success. Whether you and your partner like to do things a little differently or want to add an element of personality to an otherwise traditional day, destination St. Vincent and the Grenadines has the perfect backdrop of stunning landscape to inspire romance that will leave you breathless on your special day. Secluded sandy beaches, uninhabited cays, island resorts, tropical gardens and trails, sailboats and 18th century churches. A journey of unexpected adventure and discovery of 32 islands and cays, countless possibilities to say “I Do”.

What You Need to Know

Here are a few things you need to know if you’re planning to get married in St Vincent and the Grenadines:

  • Couples must be residents of St Vincent and the Grenadines for a minimum of one (1) day – not including the day of arrival – before applying for a marriage license.
  • Couples must travel to St Vincent to apply for the marriage licence.
  • The marriage ceremony must be performed by an official marriage officer, priest or minister registered in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

  1. Licence: either a ‘Governor-General Licence’ or ‘Registrar’s Licence’. The licences are valid for a period of three months after the date of issue:

    Governor-General Licence Residency: Non-Vincentians – If both parties are non-nationals, at least 24 hours before applying; Vincentian Nationals – if either party is Vincentian this does not apply. Cost: EC$525.00/US$194

    Registrars’ Licence Residency: NonVincentians – If both parties are non-nationals, at least 15 days before applying; Vincentian Nationals – if either party is Vincentian this does not apply. Cost: EC$15.00/US$6. The licence is publicly posted for seven (7) consecutive days before the date of marriage.

  2. Documents: Vincentian Nationals – Vincentian Birth Certificate or Vincentian Passport only Non-Vincentian National – Passport * Original and copy of Decree Absolute (if either party is divorced) * Original and copy of Death Certificate (of former spouses if deceased) * If the aforementioned documents are not originally in English, they must be accompanied by translated certified copies.

  3. An application for a Marriage Licence cannot be obtained in advance by mail.

  4. Marriage licences must be applied for in person at:

    High Court Registry Court House,
    Kingstown St Vincent and the Grenadines
    Tel: +1 (784) 451-2945
    E: svgregistryhighcourt@gmail.com
    Between the hours of 8:30-noon and 13:15- 16:15
    An application can be processed within two (2) hours.

MARRIAGES

Religious Marriages – Persons wishing a religious marriage ceremony should contact the relevant church in St Vincent and the Grenadines to ascertain their requirements.

Civil Marriages Performed by Registrar – After obtaining licence, return to the Marriage Clerk at the Registry High Court, – Give the date for marriage, – Marriage by Registrar is done at cost of EC$150/US$56 – Two (2) witnesses on the day of marriage.

Marriages at Chosen Location

Marriages can be performed by the Registrar, a Justice of Peace, a Public Officer or the Deputy Registrar of the High Court at your chosen location. Please contact the Marriage Clerk at the High Court for further arrangements.

NB: These listed rates are subject to change.