Weddings in the British Virgin Islands
Getting Married in the British Virgin Islands is very easy to accomplish. The First step to take care of British Virgin Islands legal marriage requirements.
Weddings performed by the Registrar General
Weddings are performed by the Registrar General outside the office between the hours 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday and inside the Office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
At the Registrar-General's Office you will be required to complete and application form showing your names as shown on your travel documents, ages, occupations, marital status, and the names of two witnesses (these two witnesses must be present at the ceremony). Please be careful to accurately spell the names of the witnesses. Any correction of an error will attract a charge of US10. You must also then indicate the proposed venue for the Marriage Ceremony.
If you wish to be married at the Registrar-General's office you will be required to pay a fee of US $35. If you wish the Registrar-General to perform your weddings ceremony outside the office, the fee is US $100. All cheques should be made payable to the ACCOUNTANT GENERAL. If the Registrar General is required to go to one of the adjoining islands of the Virgin Islands, for instance Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, Peter Islands, Guana Island, Salt Island, Anegada, Norman Islands etc., you will be required to pay the Registrar-General's transportation to that Island. (Fees for ferry services range from US$20 one-way - $40 round-trip).
Weddings performed by a Minister
You can also be married in a church or venue of your choice with special marriage licence with those arrangement must also be made with a church minister. In addition to fulfilling the BVI marriage legal requirements, you will need to contact a minister in the British Virgin Islands who will then write a letter to the Attorney General Chambers notifying them of location and date of the wedding,
It would be wise to travel with your driver's licence or birth certificate in addition to your essential travel documents, i.e. your passport. Also, all documents showing your marital status SHOULD BE ORIGINALS OR CERTIFIED AS TRUE COPIES of the original.
Our marriage certificates with the Registrar-General's seal are official legal documents. You may, however, wish to check with your local authorities in the event that the certificate requires to be legally authenticated by means of an apostille. If apostilles are required, these can also be prepared at the Registrar-General's Office on payment of US$40. Town, upstairs of Burhym Electrical Services. The Registrar General's Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For Further details, please contact
P.O. Box 3199
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands, VG1110
(284) 468 3442 / (284) 494-5650
Fax (284) 4942783
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