Requirements For Getting Married In Jamaica

Before you can get married in Jamaica, there are certain requirements which must be fulfilled. Don’t worry, they are not difficult. Here’s the list:

1. You must arrive on the island at least 24 hours before the wedding ceremony

2. You must have a marriage licence, which should be obtained prior to your arrival. To obtain a marriage licence, certain documentation is required. They are listed below:

1.  Full Names
2. Marital status
3. Occupation
4.  Age
5. Father Name
6. Copy of Birth Certificate
7. Photo page of Passport or D/License

The Information requested is for both parties. If divorced you will need a copy of the divorce decree.

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59 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. beethankful
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 13:23:27

    very important

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  2. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 11:34:32

    great and very useful information

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  3. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 11:35:06

    in Jamaica, its important to note that you are not required to do a blood test

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  4. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 11:35:23

    some countries requires it

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  5. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 11:35:42

    notarised documents are required

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  6. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 11:36:20

    if you are under 18, parent’s consent is required

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  7. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 11:37:09

    Italians nationals celebrating their wedding in Jamaica are required to notify their embassy

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  8. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 11:37:48

    a copy of their marriage certificate must be forward to the embassy to be legalised and translated

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  9. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 11:38:36

    french Canadians need a notarised translated copy of all their documents and also a copy of the original french documents

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  10. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 11:39:12

    only a marriage officer licensed in Jamaica can legally marry a couple

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  11. beethankful
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 11:40:12

    a officiant of your choice may conduct the ceremony, BUT a local marriage officer MUST be present to sign the marriage form and also to make the official marriage prouncements

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  12. yollyscott
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 00:34:46

    thanks for sharing

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  13. yollyscott
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 00:35:07

    very crucial information

    Reply

  14. yollyscott
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 00:38:22

    thanks for sharing again:-)

    Reply

  15. yollyscott
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 00:38:33

    i learnt alot

    Reply

  16. yollyscott
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 00:39:43

    extremely informative

    Reply

  17. beethankful
    Jul 01, 2012 @ 15:57:37

    this is a very important topic

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  18. beethankful
    Jul 01, 2012 @ 15:58:02

    critical information for persons overseas

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  19. yollyscott
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 08:07:25

    well, as stated over and over its important

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  20. yollyscott
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 08:08:42

    important for destination wedding planners to know this

    Reply

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