Located in the Caribbean, The British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, along with over fifty other smaller islands and cays. Approximately fifteen of the islands are inhabited and they make up some of the most stunning Caribbean locations for a Caribbean wedding.
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The following rules and guidelines apply to getting married in the British Virgin Islands:
You can apply for a license at the Attorney General’s office located on the second floor of the Central Administration Complex, Road Town, Tortola on the same day of arrival.
The usual waiting period for processing is 3 days
You are required to be in BVI 3 days before being married
In a local church, the wedding banns must be published on three consecutive Sundays or Saturdays prior to the ceremony, in that church
If you are staying at a resort, consult with the manager or wedding coordinator to help you make arrangements to secure your marriage license
Passport and date of arrival in the British Virgin Islands
Proof of marital status (certified or original copies of decree absolute for divorced spouses or death certificates for deceased spouses.)
Two witnesses are required to sign the application form for the license and to witness the ceremony. (Can be different witnesses for each requirment)
$110 US (BVI postage stamps) for a Special License for those resident in the BVI for 3 days
$50 US (BVI postage stamps) for an Ordinary License for those resident in the BVI for 15 days or more
After completing the application process 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 names of the two parties as it appears on your travel documents
The ages of both parties
The occupation of both parties
The names of the two witnesses to the ceremony
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.
For further information and assistance contact the registrars office:
Box 418, Road Town,
Tel; (284) 494-3701, Ext 5001
or (284) 494-3492.