HOW TO GET MARRIED IN... Turks & Caicos
Travel experts Mr & Mrs Smith tell you what you need to know
Need to know
To get married on one of the tranquil Turks & Caicos islands, you need to have been resident there for a minimum of 48 hours. You'll also need a special license from the registrar's office, which takes two to three days to process and costs around $50. You will have had to be on the islands for 24 hours before you can apply. The marriage must be solemnized by a registrar or marriage officer—usually the Registrar General for Special Licenses. The officials can be tempted away from their usual station and onto a beach or other wedding venue of your choice, but you might have to fork out for their travel expenses.
Can I get married in a church there?
If you want a church wedding, most ministers will want proof of membership.
Do I need any special paperwork?
Required documents (these must be originals, not copies) include:
- photo ID (your passport will do).
- proof of single status (decree absolute or a sworn affidavit of singledom).
- a letter giving both party’s occupations, marital status, age as of last birthday, present address of residence and father’s full name.
Call Lenora Missick, Registrar of Marriages, at +2-649-941-5123.
The U.S. tourist office number is 1-800-241-0824, but Turks & Caicos is a U.K. territory, so it might be easiest to contact the U.K. embassy for advice (+44-20-7798-9342).
Where to stay in Turks & Caicos
Mr & Mrs Smith’s favorite place to stay is the Asian-inspired beach retreat Amanyara, on the pure shores of Providenciales.
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