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.
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
Ministry of Justice
2 Oxford Road
876 906 4923-31
Unlike many countries, Jamaica
does not require a blood test before getting married. However, the following
documentation is required:
- Proof of
citizenship - certified copy of birth certificate, which includes father’s
- Parent’s written
consent, if the person(s) being married are under 18 years of age.
- Proof of divorce,
if applicable (original certificate of divorce).
Certified copy of
death certificate for widow or widower.
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.