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Documents Needed for Other Countries


With a destination wedding, we highly advise and it is the most popular option - get all documentation created in your state of US local residence. As an option, all required document work can be completed in your home state, except for the official signature from the bride, groom and witness. If you would like, you then take the marriage documentation with you on your destination wedding trip, and sign during the wedding reception. When you return from your trip, you can turn the documentation in, and you are officially married.

However, if required, here are the documents required by country. All advise mentioned on this site can change at any moment, so please contact us for the latest requirements.

JAMAICA
• Residency period: 48 hrs. (includes
weekends and holidays).
• Notarized copies of BOTH bride and
groom’s valid government-issued
Passport photo ID or Driver’s License.
• All copies of documents must be
notarized and mailed to our Miami
office. Please note that Notary’s
commission must be valid until after
the wedding date.
• Notarized copies of BOTH bride and
groom’s state-issued birth certificates.
• Notarized copy of all previous divorce
decrees, all pages of court certified final
judgment for BOTH bride and groom
(if applicable).
• Notarized copy of former spouse’s
state-issued death certificate and
related notarized marriage certificate
(if applicable).
• Notarized copy of legal adoption papers
or legal name change (if applicable).
• Notarized copy of legal translation
of all documents to English along with
notarized documents in original
language (if applicable).

Please note that documents will not be
returned. Documents must be received
in our office at least 60 days prior to your
arrival date for wedding confirmation.
Please note that in the event that all
applicable required documents are not
received by our Miami office we will not
be able to perform the wedding.
• Please mail notarized documents to:
WEDDING DOCUMENTS C/O DT BUSINESS SERVICES
5000 SW 75TH AVENUE, SUITE 111, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33155
• Mandatory marriage officiant and
government documentation fees are $95

BAHAMAS

Residency period: 48 hrs. (two business
days, NOT including day of arrival,
weekends or holidays);
• All original documents with certified court
seals must be hand carried to the island.
• Country-issued passports and state issued birth certificates for BOTH bride
and groom.
• All previous divorce decrees, all pages
of court certified final judgment for
BOTH bride and groom (if applicable).
Former spouse’s state-issued death
certificate and related marriage certificate
(if applicable).
• Legal adoption papers or legal name
change (if applicable).
• Legal translation of all documents to
English along with documents in original
language (if applicable).
• Please note that documents will not be
returned. Documents must be received
in our office at least 60 days prior to your
arrival date for wedding confirmation.
Please note that in the event that all
applicable required documents are not
received by our Miami office and/or
original documents are not hand carried
to the resort (where applicable), we will
not be able to perform the wedding.
• Please uploaded documents to:
HTTPS://SANDALS.COM/WEDDINGS/DOCUMENTS-UPLOAD/
• Mandatory marriage officiant and
government documentation fees
are $310.

ANTIGUA

Residency period: 48 hrs. (must include
one business day, NOT including holidays);
no Sunday weddings.
• All original documents with certified court
seals must be hand carried to the island.
• Country-issued passports OR stateissued birth certificates for BOTH bride
and groom.
• All previous divorce decrees, all pages
of court certified final judgment for
BOTH bride and groom (if applicable).
• Former spouse’s state-issued death
certificate and related marriage certificate
(if applicable).
• Legal adoption papers or legal name
change (if applicable).
• Legal translation of all documents to
English along with documents in original
language (if applicable).
• Please note that documents will not be
returned. Documents must be received
in our office at least 60 days prior to your
arrival date for wedding confirmation.
Please note that in the event that all
applicable required documents are
not received by our Miami office
and/or original documents are not hand
carried to the resort (where applicable),
we will not be able to perform the wedding.
• Please uploaded documents to:
HTTPS://SANDALS.COM/WEDDINGS/DOCUMENTS-UPLOAD/
• Mandatory marriage officiant and
government documentation fees
are $288.

SAINT LUCIA
Residency period: 72 hrs. (three business
days, NOT including day of arrival, weekends
or holidays); no Sunday weddings.
• All original documents with certified court
seals must be hand carried to the island.
• Country-issued passports and stateissued birth certificates for BOTH
bride and groom.
• All previous divorce decrees, all pages
of court certified final judgment for
BOTH bride and groom (if applicable)
Former spouse’s state-issued death
certificate and related marriage
certificate (if applicable).
• Legal adoption papers or legal name
change (if applicable).
• Legal translation of all documents to
English along with documents in original
language (if applicable).
• Express Wedding: Residency period 48hrs/
2 business days (excludes day of arrival).
Fee of US$341 is due at the time of booking.
• Please note that documents will not
be returned. Documents must be
received in our office at least 60 days
prior to your arrival date for wedding
confirmation. Please note that in the
event that all applicable required
documents are not received by our
Miami office and/or original documents
are not hand carried to the resort
(where applicable), we will not be
able to perform the wedding.
• Please uploaded documents to:
HTTPS://SANDALS.COM/WEDDINGS/DOCUMENTS-UPLOAD/
• Mandatory marriage officiant and
government documentation fees
are $270.

BARBADOS
Residency period: 48 hrs. NOT including
weekends or public holidays.
• All original documents with certified court
seals must be hand carried to the island.
• Country-issued passports and stateissued birth certificates for BOTH bride
and groom.
• All previous divorce decrees, all pages
of court certified final judgment for BOTH
bride and groom (if applicable).
• Former spouse’s state-issued death
certificate and related marriage certificate
(if applicable).
• Legal adoption papers or legal name
change (if applicable).
• Legal translation of all documents to
English along with documents in original
language (if applicable).
• Please note that documents will not be
returned. Documents must be received
in our office at least 60 days prior to your
arrival date for wedding confirmation.
Please note that in the event that all
applicable required documents are not
received by our Miami office and/or
original documents are not hand carried
to the resort (where applicable), we will
not be able to perform the wedding.
• Please uploaded documents to:
HTTPS://SANDALS.COM/WEDDINGS/DOCUMENTS-UPLOAD/
• Mandatory marriage officiant and
government documentation fees
are $325.

GRENADA
Residency period: 72 hrs. (three days,
including weekends and holidays prior
to applying for license) and one-three
days for application of license.
• All original documents with certified court
seals must be hand carried to the island,
except for express weddings.
• Country-issued passports and stateissued birth certificates for BOTH bride
and groom.
• All previous divorce decrees, all pages
of court certified final judgment for
BOTH bride and groom (if applicable).
• Former spouse’s state-issued death
certificate and related marriage certificate
(if applicable).
• Legal adoption papers or legal name
change (if applicable).
Sworn affidavit or letter from a Notary Public:
must be on a letterhead with applicable
notarized, seals etc. attesting that neither
party has not been previously married.
• Legal translation of all documents to
English along with documents in original
language (if applicable).
• Express Weddings: Residency period
48 hrs./1 business day. Fee of US$190 is
due at time of booking. Notarized copies
of all documents that apply along with the
Marriage License Application Form, must
be sent to the mailing address below:
WEDDING DOCUMENTS C/O DT BUSINESS SERVICES
5000 SW 75TH AVENUE, SUITE 111, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33155
• Please note that documents will not be
returned. Documents must be received
in our office at least 60 days prior to your
arrival date for wedding confirmation.
Please note that in the event that all
applicable required documents are not
received by our Miami office and/or
original documents are not hand carried
to the resort (where applicable), we will
not be able to perform the wedding.
• For Non-Express Wedding, please
uploaded documents to:
HTTPS://SANDALS.COM/WEDDINGS/DOCUMENTS-UPLOAD/
• Mandatory marriage officiant and
government documentation fees are $180

CURACAO
Residency period of 72 hrs (includes day
of arrival, weekends, and holidays; DOES
NOT include day of wedding) Wedding
Days: Monday – Saturday. No Weddings
on Sundays or Holidays.
• Wedding Information and Processing Form.
• Letter of Authorization form.
• Letter of Intent form (Must include
2 different dates and time of day for
ceremony, along with signatures and
email addresses of both parties).
• Original Birth Certificate with an
Apostille/legalization from Netherlands
embassy or designated competent
authority in your country of residence
for bride & groom in long/complete form
only (not older than 1 year).
• Notarized copy of a valid passport
for bride & groom with an Apostille/
legalization from Netherlands embassy or
designated competent authority in your
country of residence.
• Original Divorce Decree with an Apostille/
legalization from Netherlands embassy or
designated competent authority in your
country of residence, if applicable for
bride & groom (not older than 6 months)
Proof of single status via the Registrar
Office in your area for bride & groom
(not older than 6 months) and with an
apostille/legalization from Netherlands
embassy or designated competent
authority in your country of residence.
• Original Death Certificate with an
Apostille/legalization from Netherlands
embassy or designated competent
authority in your country of residence, for
either one or both of you are a widow/
widower, you need to provide the relevant
documents (death certificate), not older
than 6 months.
• Witness Request Form.
Copy of valid passport of up to 6
witnesses. Witnesses must be 21 years
of age or older.
Form must be signed by wedding
couple and list the full names of up to 6
witnesses along with their mailing address
and DOB (date of birth).
If copies of witness passports are not mailed
with documents, the wedding couple may
hand-carry the copies and hand to the
Wedding Manager upon check-in.
If couple is traveling with less than the
required number of witnesses, the wedding
couple must check off box in “Witness
Request Form” acknowledging and noting
the number of witnesses attending.
Please note: the Resort will provide up
to six (6) witnesses and submit required
documents on the couple behalf if
necessary and requested via the form.
• Original documents other than in Dutch or
English need to be translated into the Dutch
language (i.e. a French or Spanish document
must be translated into Dutch, not English).
• ALL Original Documents MUST have an
Apostille/legalization from Netherlands
embassy or designated competent
authority in your country of residence.
• Documents MUST be received in our
(Miami, FL or UK) office at least 3 months
prior, and no more than 6 months prior to
your arrival date for wedding confirmation.
• Please mail required documents to:
WEDDING DOCUMENTS C/O DT BUSINESS SERVICES
5000 SW 75TH AVENUE, SUITE 111, MIAMI, FL 33155
• Mandatory marriage officiant and
government documentation fees are $500

**Within two weeks after the Civil Registry Office has received and
examined the documents, the couple will receive a message stating
that all documents submitted are in order. If not, the document
corrections will be communicated, and it is then determined
whether the planned wedding date and time is still feasible.
Please Note: In the event all applicable required documents are not
received by our Miami, FL or UK Document Office within the time
frame requested, we will not be able to perform the legal wedding,
at which time couple may decide on a Symbolic ceremony

CURACAO
SYMBOLIC WEDDING

Residency period of 48 hrs (includes day
of arrival, weekends, and holidays; DOES
NOT include day of wedding) Wedding
Days: Monday – Saturday. No Weddings
on Sundays or Holidays.
• Symbolic Information & Processing Form
• Copy of valid country-issued passports
or government-issued driver’s license
for both parties
• Documents must be received in our office
at least 60 days prior to your arrival date
for wedding confirmation.
• Please uploaded documents to:
HTTPS://SANDALS.COM/WEDDINGS/DOCUMENTS-UPLOAD/

TURKS
& CAICOS
• Residency requirement: 48 hrs, must
include two (2) business days (day of
arrival and weekends NOT included).
• State issued birth certificate and copy
of the driver’s license OR passport.
All pages of all court certified final divorce
decrees with judge’s signature. Divorce
Decrees MUST have the following written:
“Final Decree”, “Final Judgment” or
“Dissolution of Marriage”.
• State issued death certificates with
related marriage certificates Legal name
change or legal adoption documents
if applicable.
• Two (2) Notarized Affidavits of Spinster
ship/Bachelorhood, (a sworn statement
indicating either party has never been
married) one to be mailed in and the
other are to be hand carried to the
resort with original documents.
• Affidavits notarized must be dated
and notarized within 90 days prior
to the wedding date.
• An original notarized sworn affidavit
referring to documents specifically
may also be provided to accompany
photocopy of document.
• A late fee of US$150 will apply for all
documents received within 21 days prior
to the arrival date.
• Please mail via courier service Notarized
Copies (with the valid notary’s original
ink signature & stamp) of the required
documents for both the bride and groom
at least 60 DAYS prior to the arrival date.

Couples must hand carry all original
state issued and/or court certified
documents with raised/embossed seals
and stamps plus a copy of the Spinster
ship/Bachelorhood affidavit to resort.
• All Documents for both bride & groom
must be submitted with a completed
Wedding Information Form.
• Notarized Affidavit from either parents
or legal guardian must be provided
in order to marry in Turks & Caicos
if under 21 years of age.
• All required documents are due
60 days prior to travel for all islands.
• A legal translator must translate all
documents in a foreign language
to English. Both versions must be
submitted.
• Please mail notarized documents to:
WEDDING DOCUMENTS C/O DT BUSINESS SERVICES
5000 SW 75TH AVENUE, SUITE 111, MIAMI,
FLORIDA 33155
• Mandatory marriage officiant and
government documentation fees
are $400.

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