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Tel: 784 457 1220; 784 451 2944 Ext. 4635/4636

Fax:  784 457 1888


What is required to get married in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines?

Any person wishing to get married in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will need to obtain a marriage license or a Governor General's special license.

Governor General's Licence


  • Costs $525. 00 E.C. cash
  • Licence issued in one day
  • If both parties are foreigners, they have to be in the country 24 hours, before applying
  • If one party is Vincentian this does not apply (do not have to be in country 24 hours before applying)
  • Licence is valid for 3 months
  • Parties have to present both valid passports (for foreigners no foreign Birth Certificate is accepted) and copy of Original Divorce papers or Death Certificates where needed
  • Nationals have to present either Original Birth Certificate or Passport.


Registrar's Licence


  • Licence costs $15. 00 Revenue Stamps
  • Licence is publicly posted for 7 (seven) consecutive days
  • If both parties are foreigners, they willl have to be in the country 15 clear days before applying, whereas if one party is a national the 15 days does not apply
  • Licence is valid for 3 (three) months
  • Foreigners have to be in the country before applying, APPLICATIONS ARE TO BE MADE IN PERSON
  • If either person was married before, they will need to present A COPY OF THEIR DECREE ABSOLUTE OR DEATH CERTIFICATE
  • Foreigners must present a valid passport as foreign birth certificates are not accepted
  • Nationals must present either original Birth Certificate or Passport


Marriage at Civil Registry

After obtaining licence, return to Marriage Clerk at Registry High Court


  • Give date for marriage
  • Price $50.00 revenue stamps and two witnesses on day of marriage
  • Marriage by Registrar is done at cost of $150.00

Marriages at chosen location

Marriages can be performed by the Registrar or the Deputy Registrar of the High Court at you chosen location. Please contact the Marriage Clerk at the High Court for further arrangements.


Credit Union League Building,
Pauls Avenue,
Office Hours (M-F)
8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Court Hours (M-F)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1 (784) 457-1091