GETTING MARRIED IN BELIZE
In the jungle, on the beach or on ancient Mayan Pyramid, Belize has become a popular wedding destination for those looking for an exotic Caribbean style location. Imagine rainforest, scenic rivers and waterfalls, beautiful gardens or a coconut island beach with the crystal blue Caribbean as a backdrop, Belize has it.
Visitors getting married in Belize.
Getting married in Belize is easier than ever. The procedure is that a couple must be in the country for a minimum of three days before they can apply for a minister’s license to marry. This application is submitted to the Register General after the 3 day resident period. For for those living in Belize you can just go to the register together and fill out the application.
The application process is 1 day and requires proof of citizenship, passport or birth certificate, if applicable, (proof of divorce or widowhood), and a Senior Justice of the peace to witness the signing of the application. After the one day application processing period you pick-up the license to marry. Weddings must be performed by either a Senior Justice of the peace who has authority to marry people, a boat captain, or a Minister of a registered church. There must also be 2 witnesses, a male and a female.
The cost of the license is U.S. $100.00 per couple, plus an administrative fee of U.S. $5.00. Licenses can be obtained within two days. A blood test is not required. Consent from a parent is not required, if both partners are over 18 years of age.
The marriage must be registered with the Registry Department after the marriage ceremony has been completed,
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