High Commission,



Jamaica is one of the Caribbean’s premier destinations for weddings.  To ensure your special day goes smoothly, the following information will help to guide you through the process.


General Information

Visitors can be married 24 hours after arriving in Jamaica, providing prior application has been made for a marriage license to the Ministry of Justice. The application must be submitted to:


Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Justice

NCB Towers

2 Oxford Road

Kingston 5


Tel: 876 906 4923-31


Unlike many countries, Jamaica does not require a blood test before getting married. However, the following documentation is required:


  1. Proof of citizenship - certified copy of birth certificate, which includes father’s name.

  2. Parent’s written consent, if the person(s) being married are under 18 years of age.

  3. Proof of divorce, if applicable (original certificate of divorce).

  4. Certified copy of death certificate for widow or widower. 

Special Note:

All documents that are not issued in English must be officially translated and certified by the Foreign Ministry of the country of residence and authenticated by the nearest Jamaican Mission or Honorary Consulate.

Getting Married in Jamaica