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The British Virgin Islands – also known as 'Nature's Little Secrets', are located approximately 50 miles east of Puerto Rico and is known to be blessed with luscious green foliage and rare tropical flora, premier sailing waters, exhilarating array of outdoor activities, the 8th wonder of the world- The Baths and much more!
Learn more about Virgin Gorda and the British Virgin Islands at bvitourism.com.
Question: Will my marriage be legal in the United States if I get married in the Caribbean?
Answer: Yes! A legal marriage in the Caribbean is legal in the United States. Each destination requires different documentation but you can find all this information under the area below titled "British Virgin Islands Marriage Requirements"
Question: Can I bring my Minister/Rabbi/Officiant to the destination to marry me?
Answer: Yes, however you must have a registered Officiant from the destination present in order to have all the necessary papers witnessed and signed. This requires informing your wedding planner of your intention and desire.
Question: I am having a small wedding and wanted to know if there are witnesses available?
Answer: Finding witnesses to participate in your wedding is quite simple as anyone would be honored to be there for you.
The information below outlines the marriage requirements for getting married in British Virgin Islands.
You are required to be in BVI three (3) days before you can be married. You can apply for a marriage license on the same day of arrival at the Attorney General's Office located on the second floor of the Central Administration Complex, Road Town, Tortola. The application needs (3) business days to be processed.
The requirements of the Attorney General's office are:
Having applied for the license, you go to the Registrar-General's Office to schedule an appointment for the date and time you propose to be married. The Registrar-General's Office is situated on Wickham's Cay, Road Town, upstairs of Burhym Electrical Services. The hours of business are: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Weddings are performed by the Registrar General outside the Office between the hours of 9:00am and 6:30pm, Monday through Saturday, and inside the Office between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.
The Registrar, who is the marriage officer, will require a complete application showing the following information:
The fees payable at the Registrar General's Office are $35.00 if wedding ceremony is performed in the office, and $100.00 if it is performed elsewhere. All cheques should be made payable to the Accountant General.
If you wish to be married in a church of your choice, Wedding Banns must be published on three (3) consecutive Saturdays or Sundays in that church. You must make arrangements with the Minister of the church in advance. Publishing of banns is not necessary if a license is obtained.
Please travel with proof of your identity such as passports, driver's license or original birth certificates and certified copies of your marital status. Blood tests are not necessary.
The registrar's office should be contacted for specific rules regarding planning your destination or beach wedding in British Virgin Islands. They will also provide information regarding marriage licenses and marriage certificates.
Registrar's Office, Box 418, Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I
Tel: (284) 494-3701, Ext 5001 or (284) 494-3492.
Attorney General's Office 2nd Floor Central Administration Complex Road Town Tortola B.V.I.
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