Getting married in the Turks and Caicos
Marry at sunset on a beach in this completely unspoilt part of the Bahamas
Why get married in the Turks and Caicos?
This beautiful British Crown Colony of 40 islands and cays -- an extension of the Bahamas group -- is a place where you can still completely get away from it all. Breathtaking turquoise waters, white sand, snorkelling and diving as good as anywhere in the world, fascinating historical sites, a friendly welcome and virtually no crime... need we say more?
What kind of wedding ceremony can I have in the Turks and Caicos?
In Turks and Caicos you can choose from a traditional church wedding ceremony in any of the major denominations, or a civil ceremony at your hotel, at the Marriage Office or court house or on a beach in the sunset. For church weddings, most ministers require proof of membership.
Is it wedding weather?
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What’s the flight time?
What’s the time difference?
GMT -5 hours
Do I need a visa to enter the country?
What’s the wedding paperwork?
- Residency You need to be resident for one day before you can apply for a marriage licence. There is then a time period of 2-3 days before you can receive the licence, after which you are free to marry.
- Proof of status A sworn affidavit must be obtained prior to your date of travel, declaring that you are both single and free to marry.
- Proof of ID Your birth certificates and valid 10-year passports will be required to prove your identity. A letter stating your occupations, marital status, age, present address and father's full name must also be produced.
- Divorced If either of you are divorced you’ll need to produce the original Decree Absolute.
- Widowed If you are widowed the death certificate of your former spouse is required.
- Age restrictions If you are under 21, evidence is required of consent of one or both parents or guardian in the form of an affidavit, stamped by the Notary Public.
- Name change If your name has been changed by deed poll you must provide legal proof.
- Adopted If you are adopted, your papers are required.
Please note that all original documents must be presented to the Registrar by the person completing the forms.
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