Wedding Requirements for Jamaica

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Wedding Requirements for Jamaica

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Visitors can be married 24 hours after arriving in Jamaica, providing prior application has been made for a marriage license. Jamaica does not require a blood test before getting married. The cost of a marriage license is 4000 Jamaican dollars (approximately $ 70 CDN). To apply for a marriage license, contact the Ministry of Justice, Jamaica .

Notarized copies of the following documents are required:

Proof of citizenship - certified copy of birth certificate, which includes father’s name.

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.

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 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.

(The above information is an introductory reference guide to out of country legal wedding requirements in Jamaica at the time of print. Please check the local government websites and enlist the assistance of local wedding planners where possible for the most recent and currently applicable updated information.)

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