GETTING MARRIED IN ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Special Licence

There is no waiting time in order to obtain a special licence. The petition for a special licence must be accompanied by a fee of US$150.00/EC$405.00. There is a registration fee of US$37.00/EC$100.00 and a certified copy of the marriage certificate costs US$10.00/EC$27.00.

You will need:

  • Valid passport

  • Proof of status

  1. Single, a declaration is signed within Antigua and Barbuda.

  2. Divorced, original Decree Absolute which includes the seal of the Court issuing the Decree or a certified copy of Decree Absolute which includes the seal of the issuing Court. 

  3. Widow/widower) Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate of husband/wife.

  • Application form filled out and signed at the Ministry of Legal Affairs on Queen Elizabeth Highway.

  • Both applicants must be over the age of 18 years. If under; then written parental consent must be obtained.

  • Both parties must be present at the time of the application.


Ordinary Licence

One of the parties must be resident in Antigua & Barbuda for a period of 15 days immediately preceding the date of the application for the licence. The application for an ordinary licence must be accompanied by a fee of US$40/EX$100.00 There is a registration of US$37.00/EC$100.00. A certified copy of the marriage certificate costs US$10.00/EC$27.00.

You will need:

  • Valid passport

  • Proof of status

  1. Single a declaration is signed within Antigua and Barbuda.

  2. Divorced original Decree Absolute which includes the seal of the Court issuing the Decree of certified copy of Decree Absolute which includes the seal of the issuing Court.

  3. Widow/widower) Marriage Certificate and Death certificate of husband/wife.

  • Application form filled out and signed at the Ministry of Legal Affairs on Queen Elizabeth Highway.

  • Both applicants must be over the age of 18 years. If under; then written parental consent must be obtained.

  • Both parties must be present at the time of the application.

Ceremony

  • The wedding is performed by a civil marriage officer.

  • The day selected for the ceremony depends upon parties.

  • There is a marriage officer for a fee of EC$270.00 or US$100.00

  • Ceremonies can be performed between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

  • Every marriage must be solemnized or celebrated in the presence of two or more witnesses who are 18 years or over.


* To ensure the Antigua & Barbuda marriage requirements are up to date, contact us at hello@cristalynecelebrations.com

MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

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