GETTING MARRIED IN ANGUILLA
Parties/couples who intend to be married have two options:
1. By the magistrate at the court house or
2. By a Minister of religion who is a registered Marriage Officer for Anguilla
The couple(s) should:
Go to the Court Registry two days prior to the day of marriage to make an application for a marriage license.
Present both passports or birth certificate along with drivers licence or another form of identification.
If divorced, present original divorce documents (Decree Absolute) bearing a Seal of the Court of Divorce. We also accept copies of the divorce documents, they must be Certified True copies and signed by a Registrar or Clerk of the Court of Divorce.
Present a death certificate if one of the spouses from the previous marriage is deceased.
Produce EC$100.00 or its equivalent of US$38 worth of Anguilla stamps, which can be obtained from the General Post Office in Anguilla.
Make a payment of EC$650.00 or its equivalent of US$242 which is the cost of the marriage license.
European countries usually stipulate that an Apostile is attached to the marriage certificate. (An Apostile is a standard certificate attesting the validity of a document obtained in a foreign country). The cost of an Apostile is EC$150.00/US$56 payable in cash or by travellers cheques. The Apostile can be obtained at the Ministry of Finance in Anguilla.
Please note, you will, for a wedding in the Catholic Church, also require: Confirmation papers, baptismal certificate, freedom to marry papers, pre-cana course, 3-6 months notice in advance.
Marriage License Cost
If one partner resides in Anguilla for at least ﬁfteen days prior to the date of marriage, the cost of the license is US $40. If the stay is shorter, then the cost of the license is $284 (representing stamp duty).
* To ensure the Anguilla marriage requirements are up to date, contact us at