Getting married in Antigua is easy if you ensure you have all the necessary legal documents detailed below. From luxury hotels to beach weddings in Antigua, we can help plan your perfect day.
Why get married in Antigua?
With 365 beautiful beaches in Antigua, and a wide choice of places to stay from beach side boutique hotels to luxury resorts, Antigua is a great choice for couples to get married in the Caribbean. Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic operate scheduled flights from London Gatwick and with a choice of regional add ons you can fly to Gatwick from elsewhere in the UK.
Antigua has lots to see and do from partying at Shirley Heights on a Sunday to the history of English Harbour and it's beautiful colonial buildings plus a wide choice of bars and restaurants to make the most of your stay. It is also a great choice for island hopping honeymoons - spend the first week in Antigua and enjoy getting married in Antigua then jet off to the British Virgin Islands, The Grenadines or Anguilla for your Caribbean honeymoon!
Julia and her team at Caribbean Weddings can help you with your choice of hotel, island and itinerary on 01752 880880.
Getting Married in Antigua - the requirements in brief...
- To get married in Antigua you need to be present in the country for at least one working day to process the necessary documents.
- Couples will need to visit the Ministry of Justice located on Lower Nevis Street in St John's with valid passports to complete the application and pay the licence fees. During this appointment they will need to confirm the date and time for the ceremony with a marriage officer.
The Ministry of Legal Affairs is open Monday - Thursday 0830 - 1630 and Friday 0800 - 1500.
- Documents required: valid passport, original copy or certified copy of birth certificate, flight tickets or eticket information. If either party have been married previously then they are required to provide the original copy of Decree Absolute or a certified copy. If either party are widowed then a certified or original copy of the previous marriage certificate and death certificate is required. Any documents not in English require a certified translation.
- If you are getting married in Antigua, two witnesses are required.
- If either party is under 18 years old, parental consent is required and a statutory declaration stamped and signed by a solicitor is required.
- If either party has had their name changed by deed poll, legal proof is required which has been certified by a solicitor or lawyer. This is also the case if a previously married woman has reverted back to her maiden name.
- If either party has been adopted then an original copy of the certificate is required, or a certified copy.
Now the legal bit is over, it's time to talk about the best bit, where are you going to choose in Antigua to get married? Call our experts on 01752 880880 to talk through getting married in Antigua.