GETTING MARRIED IN THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS

Weddings
Wedding rings


Facts at a glance
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 eagle1@fortmyers.com

GRAND TURK
Ms Marjorie Williams, Marriage officer
The Registrar's General Office
Minister who performs weddings.
Front Street
Turks & Caicos Islands
British West Indies
Tel: 001 809 946 2800
Fax: 001 809 946 2821

PROVIDENCIALES
Pastor Leslie Myers
P.O. Box 104
Providenciales
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tel: 001 809 941 5291

Documentation
CoupleOriginal documentation to be produced in person are:
a) Valid Passports

OR

b) Birth Certificates
c) Proof of Status - If single a sworn affidavit is required.
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 of membership.
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 consulate.

Residency
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
Ceremony
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 of Origin.

Location
RosesSubject to request and confirmation of the Registrar.

Wedding date
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 & Preperation
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
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 honeymooners.

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 unique experience.

Best Places


The traditional church wedding is the most popular wedding in the Turks and Caicos, our places of worship represent the following religions:

Anglican:

001809 9462289

Methodists:

001809 9462115

Baptist:

001809 9462295

Roman Catholic:

001809 9415136

Faith Tabernacle:

001809 9464214

Seven Day Adventist:

001809 9462065

New Testament Church of God:

001809 942235

Jehovah's Witnesses
and Brethren Pentecostal Churches:

001809 9462532

Church of God of Prophecy:

001809 9462394

Office weddings
For easy and less expensive weddings couples get married at the following places:
The Marriage office or the court house.

Parasonage
Some couples prefer to get married in the quiet setting of a parsonage or garden, most hotels here have gardens.

Wedding fingerBeach weddings
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.

Hotel weddings
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 couples wishes.

For Further information or to make arrangements for your wedding, please feel free to call Dick Zebo @ 800-645-1179 and begin the most magnificent adventure of your life.... Matrimony.

Turks & Caicos Islands

PROVIDENCIALES

GRAND TURK

MIDDLE CAICOS

NORTH CAICOS

PINE CAY

SOUTH CAICOS

Turks & Caicos Islands British West Indies

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