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Getting Married In Barbados
Imagine awakening to the warm caress of the Caribbean sun. Palms whisper and coves beckon. Languid sands stretch out before you. And a breeze embraced by turquoise waters gently cools you.
This is your wake up call, inviting you live out your daydreams. And begin your most important beginning, in Paradise.
Barbados is an island of song, dancing to the rhythms of the Caribbean and resting in the tranquil music of the wind and waves, serenading lovers in their hideaways. The natural beauty of the island beckons all seeking a romantic escape! Here you can get married on a boat, in a church, in an elegant plantation home, under the cool shade of a flamboyant tree, by sea cliffs or soft sand beaches.
Let a professional wedding planner make all the arrangements, even before you arrive on the island or select a wedding package at a local hotel. Professional services like flower shops, caterers and bakeries are all readily available and will do their part to ensure that your special day is a memorable one.
Barbados Marriage Requirements
It is very easy to get married in Barbados as there is no required waiting period or minimum length of stay. Application for a marriage licence must be made by both parties in person at the office of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Applications for marriage licences must be made between the hours of 8.30 a.m and 3.30 p.m Monday to Friday. You will require:
- Valid passports and birth certificates.
- Return tickets.
- If either party was divorced, an original Decree Absolute or a certified copy of the Final Judgment. The Decree Nisi is not accepted.
- If either party was previously married and widowed, a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate in respect of the deceased spouse.
- For a Roman Catholic ceremony, the relevant documents must be sent by your bishop to the bishop of Bridgetown.
- Where necessary, all documents not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
- Arrangements should be made with a Magistrate or Marriage Officer to perform the wedding ceremony, prior to applying for the marriage licence. A letter from either the Magistrate or Marriage Officer must be presented at the time of making the application.
Marriage Licence Service Fees
|Service||Either party is a citizen, permanent
resident or immigrant of Barbados
|Neither party is a citizen, permanent
resident or immigrant of Barbados
|For issue of a marriage certificate||US$5 (BDS$10)||US$10 (BDS$20)|
|For issue of a certificate Publication of banns||US$20 (BDS$40)||US$37.50 (BDS$75)|
|For issue of a marriage licence||US$100 (BDS$200) & US$5.00 (BDS$10) stamp||US$100 (BDS$200) & US$12.50 (BDS$25) stamp|
|For lodging objections to issue of marriage |
licence or magistrate's certificate
|US$75 (BDS$150)||US$75 (BDS$150)|
|For solemnization of a civil marriage||US$25 (BDS$50)||US$50 (BDS$100)|
|For issue of a medical certificate||US$12.50 (BDS$25)||US$25 (BDS$50)|
|For special requests associated with issuance of a licence*||US$50 (BDS$100)||US$50 (BDS$100)|
*For example, requests to receive marriage licenses on weekends, holidays or locations other than the Ministry (e.g. hospital).
Fees for civil marriage ceremonies:
- US$125 (BDS$250) - Magistrate fee for ceremonies held in the court
- US$175 (BDS$350) - Magistrate fee for ceremonies held out of the court
You may contact the Ministry of Home Affairs at tel: 1-246-535-7260, fax: 1-246-535-7286, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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