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Legal Requirements

Our dedicated staff of wedding planners is here to help you with all wedding requirements and to make sure you have everything you need before you say “I do.”

To obtain a marriage license in St. Lucia, you must do the following:

  • The hotel recommends a minimum of 3 business days in St. Lucia to obtain a marriage license. To be married less than three business days after arrivals there will be a US$560 expediting fee required to be paid in cash to the solicitor at the time of first meeting at the resort.
  • There is no blood test required.
  • It is mandatory to have a valid passport for the marriage license application.
  • If either party has been divorced, he or she must present a Decree Absolute or a certificate of the final judgement, NOT the Decree Nisi.
  • If the Decree Absolute is in a foreign language, it must be translated into English by an authorized notary public along with the copy in foreign language.
  • If either party has been widowed, he or she must bring the original marriage certificate and/or death certificate. If you are presenting a copy of the death or marriage certificate please ensure that it is stamped by the Registrar of Births and Deaths.
  • If one of the parties is under 18 years old, evidence of consent of parents is required in the form of sworn affidavit stamped by a notary public.
  • All versions of your documentation MUST be original copies.
  • In St. Lucia, you are required to present your original documents to the hotel’s solicitor. At your interview with the wedding coordinator you will meet the solicitor, who will make the application for a marriage license on your behalf. You do not need to leave the resort to have this process done. The fees for your marriage license are included in your wedding package.
  • Fees for the Apostle stamp required by most European nations are not included in the cost of wedding packages. The cost of an Apostle is US$250 dollars, to be paid locally. Included in that fee is the Apostle stamp, a certified copy of your marriage license and the fee to mail the license to you via registered mail.