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Getting Married in Jersey

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If you are planning to get married in Jersey, make sure you understand the requirements and marriage regulations.

ID Requirement:

Birth certificates are required. You will also have to sign a declaration showing no legal impediment to your proposed marriage. They will want proof of your name, age, marital status and nationality.

Previously Married:

If you are divorced or widowed, you need to show evidence such as an original death certificate or divorce absolute certificate with the original court seal. They will not accept photocopies. Widows also need to show their marriage certificate. Widowers only have to provide the death certificate.

Residency Requirement:

Three days.

Waiting Period:

Seven days.

Common Law Marriages:

No.

Fees:

At the registrar's office £107. The amount includes the notice fee, the license for marriage, service in the register office, registrar's attendance, and a copy of the marriage certificate.

Other Tests:

No tests.

Cousin Marriages:

Yes.

Under 20:

If you are under 20, you must have the written consent of your parents or legal guardian. Additionally, if they live in the Island, they must give their consent in person.

Proxy Marriages:

No.

Same Sex Marriages:

No.

Miscellaneous:

The notice is good for three months. This is not the Marriage Certificate which is given after the wedding.

Further Information:

Office of the Superintendent Registrar
States' Offices
10 Royal Square
St. Helier
Jersey
JE2 4WA
Channel Islands
Phone: +44 (0)1534-502335

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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