A marriage in Jamaica is easy and legally recognized in the United States.
We will share some of the legal guidelines for getting married in Jamaica – be sure to give yourself plenty of time to prepare all of your documents, and work closely with not just me (your travel professional) but also the resort’s wedding coordinator to make sure everything is in order before the big day. We don’t want anything to disrupt your extra special day.
These requirements apply to American citizens; if you are a citizen of another country, be sure to check with your country’s embassy for any special requirements you may need to get married in Jamaica.
Visitors can be married just 24 hours after arriving in Jamaica, providing prior arrangements has been made for a marriage license. The cost of a license if 4,000 Jamaican dollars (approximately US $60 – US $65). To apply for your marriage license, call the Jamaican Ministry of Justice at 876-906-4923 ext 31 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to get legally married by an officer recognized by the Jamaican government, the following documents should be sent via courier (example: FedEx) to your wedding coordinator at least four (4) weeks prior to your arrival in Jamaica:
* Proof of citizenship – certified copy of birth certificate, which includes father’s name
* Notarized copies of the bride and groom’s official ID (Passports)
* Proof of divorce if applicable (original certificate of divorce)
* Notarized copy of death certificate for widow or widower
* Parent’s written consent if under 18 years of age
When you are ready to plan your Wedding in Paradise on the beautiful island of Jamaica, give us a call at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com
Congratulations to you both