Detailed below is the relevant information to enable you to
get married in the Turks & Caicos Islands.
To co-ordinate all arrangements from the U.S.A, Canada,
U.K. or elsewhere, you are required to contact any of the
following in the islands or our Reservations Office:
U.S.A., Canada, U.K. Or Elswhere, Call
800-645-1179, ph/fax 941-793-7157 or email
Ms Marjorie Williams, Marriage officer
The Registrar's General Office
Minister who performs weddings.
Turks & Caicos Islands
British West Indies
Tel: 001 809 946 2800
Fax: 001 809 946 2821
Pastor Leslie Myers
P.O. Box 104
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tel: 001 809 941 5291
Original documentation to be produced in person
a) Valid Passports
b) Birth Certificates
c) Proof of Status - If single a sworn affidavit is
d) If one of the parties is a divorcee, then proof of
Decree Absolute is required, either the original or a
notarised copy, sealed by the Clerk of the Court.
e) In the case of a Widow/Widower the Death
Certificate of the previous spouse is required.
f) If change of name by Deed Poll. Or Adoption then
proof is required.
g) If under the age of 21 years then evidence is
required as consent of one or both parents or guardian, in
the form of an affidavit stamped by the Notary Public.
h) The parties must not be within the prohibited
degree of relationships to each other.
I) Letter stating both parties occupations, marital
status, age as of last birthday, present address of
residence and fathers full name.
j) For church weddings most Ministers require proof
k) The marriage must be solemnised by a registrar of
Marriage Officer (usually the Registrar General for Special
Licences) who is entitled to payment of reasonable
travelling expenses if the marriage takes place other than
at his usual place of business.
*Please be advised that any Passports or
documentation written other than in English should be
translated in advance and notarised by the applicable
There is a residency period of 01 Day (24Hours) before an
application for a Marriage Licence can be made to the
Registrar in Grand Turk. The ceremony for can then take
place after a period of 02-03 days or at any time after the
application has been granted.
All ORIGINAL documents must be presented to the
Registrar by the person completing the forms.
LICENCE FEE = US$ 50.00
The ceremony will be conducted by a local minister, Justice
of the Peace or Registrar and we have been assured by the
both the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the General
Registrar's office in London that the marriage should be
legal in accordance with British Law.
*Please note that there is no provision for any marriages
which may take place overseas to be registered in the
persons country of origin, as all records will be placed in
the Turks & Caicos Islands.
We recommend that the Marriage Certificate be photocopied
and the original be placed for safe keeping in a safe
Deposit box on your return to the USA, Canada UK or Country
to request and confirmation of the Registrar.
If you have a specific date in mind for your wedding it is
advisable to make a special request in writing to the
Registrar in person prior to your arrival. Please be aware
that wedding can take place on any day. Please let the
person know who is completing your forms where you would
like the wedding to be held, the time and the date.
Planning and preparations for the wedding ceremony,
photographers, florists, videotaping, reception and
honeymoon packages can be arranged by the hotel of your
choice in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Information for getting married in the Turks and Caicos
Islands The Pristine beaches, snorkelling and diving,
deserted cays, sparkling turquoise waters, refreshing
breezes, starlit nights, excellent hotels & amenities
and the happy friendly people of the Turks and Caicos
Islands make up the perfect destination for marriages and
Weddings here are celebrations, church bells ringing,
champagne on ice, decorated vehicles honking horns, music
and dancing amongst happy faces and greetings from everyone.
Weddings are also small and intimate, in a garden or
tropical foliage where singing is done by the variety of
birds, or in sail boat on our tranquil turquoise waters
along the shores with a view of the beaches and rolling
hills and the breakers on the barrier reef.
The Turks and Caicos Islands offer to you our visitors this
The traditional church wedding is the most popular wedding
in the Turks and Caicos, our places of worship represent the
Seven Day Adventist:
New Testament Church of God:
and Brethren Pentecostal Churches:
Church of God of Prophecy:
For easy and less expensive weddings couples get married at
the following places:
The Marriage office or the court house.
Some couples prefer to get married in the quiet setting of a
parsonage or garden, most hotels here have gardens.
Weddings on the beach can be very picturesque especially
with the beautiful glow of sunset in the background. Once a
desired spot is chosen by the couples provisions can be made
and this makes for an excellent setting.
Most visitors prefer to have their wedding at the hotel at
which they are staying at, arrangements can be made to
utilise any available area of the hotel that meets the