The legal requirements to wed in the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands are as follows:
- You must be in the Country for a minimum of three business days. This is to establish temporary residency (if applicable).
- If you are living in TCI, you will require a certified Copy of Legal Status.
- Copies of your Birth Certificates and Passports notarized by a Notary or signed by a Justice of the Peace.
- If single – a search of the Registry in the Country/State where the person lives, stating that there is no record of a previous marriage or a sworn affidavit from the Registrar's Office in the country where you reside validating your marital status. This also requires a notarized TCI Affidavit.
- If one of the parties is divorced, then proof of "Divorce Decree Absolute" is required, either the original or notarized copy, sealed by the Clerk of the Court.
- In the case of a widow/widower, a certified copy of the Death Certificate and certified copy of the Marriage Certificate verifying the marriage between the deceased spouse and declarant.
- If the declarant is under 21 years of age but over the age of 16, a certified consent from both parents in writing allowing the marriage is required.
- Any Passports or documentation written in any language other than English should be translated in advance and notarized by the applicable consulate.
- You will need to supply a copy of the TCI Immigration Arrival and Departure Form. You will receive this upon entering Turks and Caicos. This will need to be notarized.
- Application for a Marriage License Form and Declarant Application Form are to be hand written by the couple upon arrival and signed with the Marriage Officiate.
***You should plan on meeting with the ceremony officiate two business days in advance of the ceremony to complete all of the legal documentation.