Getting Married
in the Turks & Caicos

Cruise ship passengers can marry the same day; all others wait 48 hours or more.

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Marriage License Requirements


A 48 hour period on island is required before you can make an application for a marriage license. The marriage license fee is US$250.

Required Documents

a) Valid passport and original birth certificate.

b) Single persons must provide a sworn affidavit of their status. This form will be provided.

c) Divorced persons must provide an original or notarized Decree Absolute sealed by the Clerk of the Court.

d) In the case of the death of a previous spouse, you must provide the Death Certificate.

e) Anyone whose name does match their original documents must provide an affidavit explaining the cause.

d) Persons under 21 years must provide written consent of a parent or guardian in the form of an affidavit stamped by the Notary Public.

e) Also required is a statement detailing the occupations of both persons, marital status, age as of last birthday, present address of residence and father's full name.

f) All copies of documents must be notarized and sealed.

g) All non-English documents must be translated and notarized by the applicable consulate.

h) The person filling out the form must present the original documents.

i) The actual ceremony may be conducted by a local minister, justice of the peace or marriage registrar.

j) Cruise ship passengers can marry on the day of their arrival and departure.

Forms & More Info

Affidavit of occupation and single status

Marriage License Requirements

Marriage Officers & Registrars

Special License Application for Cruise Passengers

Marriage License Amendment allowing cruise ship passengers to marry in port

Important Note

There is no provision for any marriages in the T&C to be registered in a person's country of origin since all records will remain in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

If you want a record of your marriage license to take back home, you have to make arrangements yourself on island. A strange in anachronism in this electronic age.

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