Couples marry under the authority of a special license that takes approximately two working days to process.
Couples must present proof of citizenship of their resident country. These documents are most likely the same documents that you will need to fulfill entry requirements when visiting Anguilla; your passport or an original birth certificate accompanied by a photo identification such as a driver's license.
If applicable, a divorce or death certificate must be present.
If one partner resides in Anguilla for at lease fifteen days before the date of marriage, the cost of the license is US$40.
If the stay is shorter, the cost of the license is $284 representing stamp duty.
Must have two witnesses.
If you plan to marry in Anguilla, contact the Minister and the Magistrate at 264-497-2377 or 264-497-3477.
There are plenty of churches on Anguilla if couples are planning more traditional tropical nuptials. Establishments of the following religions are on the island:
- 7th Day Adventist
- Church of Christ
- Church of God
*Please note, marriage requirements for a wedding in the Catholic Church also require:
- Confirmation papers
- Baptismal certificate
- Freedom to Marry papers
- Pre Cana course
- 3-6 months advance notice