Toss your bouquet in one of the most beautiful places on earth 
 
It’s the single, most meaningful day of your life and the people and places in the British Virgin Islands plan to make it a memorable one. With softly swaying palms, warm, gentle breezes, secluded beaches and pristine and crystal-clear waters in attendance, we guarantee your wedding will be incredibly special. 
 
Marriage Rules & Regulations 
  
A marriage license is easy to obtain in the British Virgin Islands and the certificate is valid internationally. A couple is required to be in the BVI for three business days before they can be married. On your day of arrival, apply for a license at the Attorney-General's Office, located on the 2nd floor of the Central Administration Complex in Road Town, Tortola. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Your application will take three business days to be processed. 
  
Requirements of the Attorney-General's Office
 
Your passports as proof of identity and date of arrival in the BVI.
Proof of marital status (certified original copies of Degree Absolute for divorced spouses or Death Certificate of deceased spouses). $110.00 (in BVI postage stamps) for a special license for those residing in the BVI for three days or $50.00 (in BVI postage stamps) for those residing in the BVI for 15 days or more.
Two witnesses: (1) for signing the license application and (1) to be present at the marriage ceremony. (Witnesses need not be the same for both exercises; persons in the BVI may be selected as witnesses.
Having applied for the license, go to the Registrar-General's Office to schedule an appointment for the date and time you propose to be married. 
  
Requirements of the Registrar-General’s Office
 
  • The names of the two parties as they appear on your travel documents
  • The ages of both parties
  • The occupations of both parties
  • Marital Status
  • The names of the two witnesses to the ceremony 

 

 

Fees payable to the Registrar-General's Office are $35.00 if the wedding ceremony is to be performed in the office and $100.00 if it is performed elsewhere. If you wish to be married in a church, wedding announcements must be published on three consecutive Saturdays or Sundays in the church of your choice. You must make arrangement with the minister of the church of your choice. (Publishing of announcements is not necessary if a marriage license is obtained.) 
  
For further details, please write or call: 
Registrar-General 
P.O. Box 3199 
Road Town, Tortola 
British Virgin Islands VG1110 
Tel: (284) 494-3442/5650 
Fax: (284) 494-2783 
Email: SBenn@gov.vg
  
Note: All ministers in the BVI are Marriage Officers and can perform civil ceremonies outside church. A Civil Marriage Officer is also available.