Getting Married in Barbados

Getting Married in BarbadosThe information below outlines the marriage requirements for getting married in Barbados

There is no required waiting period or minimum length of stay to be married in Barbados. The application for a marriage licence must be made by both parties, in person, at the office of the Ministry of Home Affairs, St. Michael.





Documents required:

  • •Valid passports or original, certified copies of birth certificates,
  • •If either party is divorced, Original Decree Absolute or a certified copy of the Final Judgement.
  • •If widowed, a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate in respect of the deceased spouse.
  • •Consent of both parents is required for individuals aged 16 - 18



Where necessary, all documents not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.

Fees: if neither party is a citizen or resident of Barbados - BDS $200.00 cash and a BDS $25.00 stamp.



Registrars' Office

The Registrar's Office should be contacted for specific rules regarding planning your destination or beach wedding in Barbados. They will also provide information regarding marriage licenses and marriage certificates.


Ministry of Home Affairs

The contact information is 1-246-535-7260.