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There is no waiting period for either of you to be on the island. To obtain a Virgin Islands Marriage License, you must submit the following at least 8 working days prior to your arrival in the Territory: 

  •  Completed Marriage License Application Form, using full names and no abbreviations. Document will be notarized by the Virgin Islands court.

  • Court Certified Copies of a Divorce or Death Certificate (if applicable). Do not send in the originals, as the documents are not returned to you. A Court certified copy means that you will find a notarized seal from the courthouse that issued the divorce located on the last page of the Divorce Decree. Call the lawyer that assisted with the divorce or the Courthouse that issued the Decree to get your court certified copy.

  • A $200 money order or certified cashier's check, payable to the Superior Court of the V.I.

  • A letter to the court explaining your arrival and departure date to the island and the name of your Officiate.

The Bridal couple must pick up their own marriage license, in person, from the Courthouse in St. Thomas prior to their wedding day. Photo ID is also required before the license is released to you. Ceremonies of St. John is not allowed to apply for or pick up your marriage license on your behalf. The forms must be completed/filled out electronically, and then printed and submitted by the Bridal couple.

Mail the application, payment for $200 and any necessary documents to:

Superior Court of the V.I.
Family Court Division
P.O. Box 70
St. Thomas, USVI 00804

If you want to overnight express mail your application and necessary documents using FedEx or DHL, use this address:

Superior Court of the V.I.
Family Court Division
5400 Veterans Drive
St. Thomas, USVI 00802

Two weeks after mailing the Marriage License Application form to the courthouse, call the courthouse at (340) 774-6680 and ask for the Marriage Department. Confirm that the court has received your application and request your Marriage License Confirmation number. Once you receive the Confirmation number, you will know that the license is prepared and waiting for you to pick it up.

What to take with you to the Courthouse on St. Thomas

You both have to go in person to the courthouse in St. Thomas, show a photo ID and sign for the license prior to your wedding day. Most couples visit the courthouse the same day they arrive in the territory as it is only 15 minutes from the airport and is open:

Monday - Friday from 8AM until 5PM

Saturday, Sunday and Holidays by appointment only.

* To ensure The U.S. Virgin Islands marriage requirements are up to date, contact us at


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Known for white-sand beaches, reefs, scenic hills, mountains, multiple islands and islets and verdant hills, The U.S. Virgin Islands is home to some of the most untouched scenic islands such as St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and more!

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