GETTING MARRIED IN TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Allow at least 10 days from arrival in Trinidad and Tobago to wedding date to process paperwork (3 day stay is required and then a minimum of 7 days from Marriage License issue to wedding date).
Certified copy of birth certificates
Proof of address (i.e. utility bill)
Permission to Marry (obtained from Immigration Control)
2 Witnesses over the age of 18
Divorce decree or death certificates, if applicable
Know your wedding venue
The cost for a marriage license is TT$62.50. You must also pay an additional TT$25.00 to obtain a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate. (This is subject to change.)
Trinidad & Tobago considers marriage to be the union of a man and woman as husband and wife. There are four kinds of marriages recognized in Trinidad and Tobago:
Civil, Muslim and Orisa marriages must be performed by a licensed Marriage Officer. Marriage Officers are ordained ministers of a recognized religious denomination or organization. Civil marriage is the most common form of marriage in Trinidad and Tobago and can be performed by a Marriage Officer, Warden or the Registrar General. All Christian marriages performed in a church are considered civil marriages, provided the presiding minister is a licensed Marriage Officer. Under Civil Marriage law you must be 18 years of age to marry in Trinidad and Tobago, but exemptions may be granted on religious grounds. The minimum age for Muslim marriages is age 12, and the minimum age for Hindu marriages is age 16. Note that the legal age in your home country must be met to be recognized.
Couples wanting to get married must first give Notice of Marriage in person at a Civil Registry office. This includes religious marriages.Foreign visitors and others subject to Immigration Control must contact the Registrar General at (868) 624-160 prior to the marriage ceremony for authorization.
Before giving Notice of Marriage you must:
Contact the Registrar’s Office to make an appointment to appear in person.
Know the venue for your marriage, such as a registrar’s office, church or other location.
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