Getting Married

Requirements for taking out a marriage licence in Anguilla


Thank you for choosing Anguilla to be your marriage destination

Parties/couples who intend to be married have two options:

  • By the Magistrate at the Court House or
  • By a Minister of religion who is a registered Marriage Officer for Anguilla

Requirements for marriages in Anguilla

The couple(s) should:

  • Both persons come into the Court Registry two days (the latest) prior to the day of marriage to make application for a marriage licence,
  • Present both passports or birth certificate along with drivers licence or some other form of identification, (all passports should be valid)
  • If divorced, present original divorce documents (Decree Absolute) bearing a Seal of the Court of divorce. We also accept copies of the divorce documents but they must be Certified True copies and signed by a Registrar or Clerk of the Court of divorce,
  • Present a death certificate if one of the spouses from the previous marriage is deceased,
  • If parties are under the age of 18 consent must be presented,
  • Produce EC$100.00 or its equivalent of US$37.20 worth of Anguilla stamps, which can be obtained from the General Post Office in Anguilla,
  • Make a payment of EC$650.00 or its equivalent of US$241.80 which is the cost of the Marriage license.
  • European countries usually stipulate that an Apostile is attached to the Marriage certificate. (An Apostile is a standard certification attesting the validity of a document obtained in a foreign country). The cost of an Apostile is EC$150.00 / US$55.80 cash or by Travellers Cheques. The Apostile can be obtained at The Ministry of Finance in Anguilla.

Any questions or inquiries should be directed to the Judicial Department,
Telephone: (264) 497 2377/3347
Fax: (264) 497 5420

Residents