Getting Married in Turks and Caicos 

The legal requirements for obtaining a marriage license in the Turks and Caicos Islands are as follows:

The legal requirements for obtaining a marriage license in the Turks and Caicos Islands are as follows:

• Passport

• Original Birth Certificate

• Both Parties must be in the Turks and Caicos Islands at the time of the application

• Persons wanting to be married in the Turks and Caicos Islands may do after one day (24 Hours). Before an application can be made to the Registrar. The ceremony can take place after a period of 2-3 days or at any time after an application has been granted

• Proof of Marital Status – If single a sworn affidavit is required. If one of the parties is a divorcee, then a Divorce Decree is required, either the original or a notarized copy, sealed by a court clerk. In the case of a widow / widower a death certificate of the previous spouse is required. In the case of change of name by deed poll or adoption the proof is required

• If either party is unmarried, being a citizen or resident of a country other than the USA, a declaration certifying this fact must be sworn before a Notary Public or other person authorized to administer oaths in that country and must accompany the application for the marriage license

• If under the age of 21, then consent of one or both parents or guardian, in the form of an affidavit stamped by the Notary Public

• The marriage parties must not be within the prohibited degree of relationships to each other. Include a letter stating both parties occupations, marital status, age as of last birthday, present address of residence and father full name

• For Church weddings Ministers may require proof of membership

• The parties must produce evidence of the date of their arrival in the Turks and Caicos Islands

• No blood test is necessary

• The fee for the license is $100.00

Note: Marriage Licenses are issued at the Office of the Registrar in Providenciales. This office is open to the public Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.30am – 4.30pm. Please be advised that passports or documentation written other than in English should be translated in advance and notarized by the applicable consulate. 649-946-2800