GETTING MARRIED IN ST. KITTS & NEVIS
And getting married in St. Kitts is very easy. Red tape is kept to a minimum. No residency is required. Couples are only required to obtain a marriage license in St. Kitts and have the following documents:
A valid passport or photo ID.
Original or certified copy of Birth Certificate.
If divorced, a decree absolute (an original or certified copy showing court's stamp or seal) must be presented.
If widowed, a copy of the death certificate of the deceased spouse must be presented.
If documents are not in English they must be accompanied by a notarized translation.
If a Catholic priest is to perform the ceremony, couple must receive marriage counseling sessions from their parish priest and submit the required Catholic documents. A letter must come from the couple's resident priest verifying that they are unmarried and that they have received the necessary instructions. All Catholic weddings take place in the church.
If an Anglican or other minister of religion is to perform the ceremony, it is recommended that a letter be brought from the couple's resident minister verifying that they are known and unmarried.
The license fee for getting married on St. Kitts is $200.00 (XCD). The Justice of the Peace may also assess a fee.
Your ceremony can be held in the grounds of your hotel, in a church of almost any denomination, amongst historic ruins, in a rustic gazebo in a picturesque garden and, of course, on the beach.
6a.m. - 6p.m. for ceremonies presided over by a religious person.
8a.m. - 6p.m. if performed by a Magistrate.
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