Getting married in Antigua

British Consulate

If you are getting married in Antigua and Barbuda. Then note that the British government no longer issues a CNI (certificates of no impediment) to countries within the Commonwealth of nations. You’ll need to explain this if you’re asked to provide a CNI or a similar document. This to prove you’re allowed to marry. You can contact the British High Commission in Barbados for more information.

Getting married in Antigua

Getting married in AntiguaFirstly you will need to obtain a marriage license. This comes from the Ministry of Legal Affairs in Antigua. They will need your birth certificate and current passport. As stated above you will need to prove your marital status. If you are divorced then an original divorce decree will also be needed. If you spouse has passed then an original death certificate will be needed.

Secondly you will need to meet residency requirements. This requires that you will need to have been in Antigua for at least two business days before you registered you marriage. The marriage officer would normally explain the marriage process and confirm that you meet the legal requirements to get married in Antigua.

Thirdly there needs to be witnesses. these are two witnesses present at your wedding ceremony. If you don’t have any witnesses, the marriage officer can arrange for witnesses for you.

Finally you will need to have your marriage ceremony. You will need to take your marriage license and have your ceremony conducted by a marriage officer. After the ceremony, you will receive a marriage certificate.

It is important to note that the requirements for getting married in Antigua may change over time, so it is always a good idea to check with the Ministry of Legal Affairs for advice.



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