Get Your Marriage License in Jamaica Now!
Number three on the Top 5 Caribbean Wedding Destinations is Jamaica.
Okay, are you kidding me?! Look at that water. Me go there NOW!
Hey there, Clint, what are the rules for getting a Jamaican Marriage license?
Visitors can be married 24 hours after arriving in Jamaica, providing prior application has been made for a marriage license. Jamaica does not require you to take a blood test before getting married. The cost of a marriage license is 4000 Jamaican dollars (approximately US$50).
Follow the Rules in Jamaica to Get Married
To apply for your Marriage License, contact the Ministry of Justice, Jamaica
Ministry of Justice
2 Oxford Road
NCB Towers, 10th floor/South Tower
Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm, Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Tel: 1 876 906 4923 -31
Fax: 1 876 906 1712 – 3
Unlike many countries, Jamaica does not expect you take a blood test before getting married. However, notarized copies of the following documents are required:
* Proof of citizenship – certified copy of birth certificate, which includes father’s name. (not mommy?)
* Parent’s written consent if under 18 years of age.
* Proof of divorce if applicable (original certificate of divorce).
* Certified copy of death certificate for widow or widower.
Italian nationals celebrating their wedding in Jamaica must notify their embassy and have a certified copy of their marriage certificate forwarded to their embassy to be legalized and translated.
French Canadians need a notarized translated copy of all documents and a photocopy of the original French documents.
Only a marriage officer licensed in Jamaica can legally marry a couple. An officiant of your choice may conduct the ceremony, but a local marriage officer must be present to sign the marriage form and make the official marriage pronouncement. Marriage officers can also provide witnesses for the ceremony. (Stop twisting my arm. I’ll go, already. clint)
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