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Applying for a Marriage License in St. Lucia

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ID Requirement:

In St. Lucia, you must make your application to be married through a local solicitor to the Attorney General or notary who will prepare and sign your marriage license. Documents required include your passport and birth certificate.

Documents must be in English and original, or officially certifed as a true copy of the original.

If you've changed your name, a Deed Pool, or relevant documents are necessary.

Residency Requirement:

You do not have to be a permanent resident of St. Lucia. However, you do have to be in St. Lucia for two days prior to your wedding. It is recommended that the Attorney General receive your application about four working days prior to your wedding date. Most couples find they can't get everything all together for their wedding until the 5th day of their trip to St. Lucia.

Previous Marriages:

If you've been married before, St. Lucia requires that you show a Proof of Absolute if you are divorced. If you are a widow/widower, then you will have to provide a copy of your former spouse's death certificate.

Religious Ceremony:

If you want to be married in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in St. Lucia, you need to have your local parish priest contact the Cathedral to make sure you meet their requirements. Telephone: 758-452-2271

Waiting Period:

St. Lucia has a waiting period of two business days for civil marriages. This allows for the Publication of Notice. Religious marriages will have a longer waiting time as the publication of banns must be read thrice in the church at intervals of at least one week or by posting the names of the bride and groom at the church door for 15 days before the wedding date.

Weddings cannot take place on holidays or weekends and must be performed between sunrise and sunset.

Fees:

There are quite a few fees to contend with in St. Lucia: Notarial Fees & Marriage License, approximately $250 (USD).
Registrar Fees
Marriage Certificate

It is recommended to talk with the wedding planner at the hotel where you plan to stay to verify the costs of your wedding.

Same Sex Marriages:

No.

Under 18:

You must be at least 16 years old to get married in St. Lucia. If you are under 18 years of age, you will need to show evidence of parental consent that is in the form of a notarized sworn affidavit.

PLEASE NOTE:

Marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

It is important that you verify all information with the local marriage license office before making any wedding or travel plans.

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