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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MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR BELIZE
Known for the great barriers and cayes around the famous Blue Hole, Belize is truly something special! With the opportunity to see various marine life in the turquoise blue waters, it's a scuba divers paradise. Add to that the dense jungles, Mayan ruins, towering pyramids and lagoons on-land and you can start to see why so many get infatuated with Belize!