Caribbean Wedding Requirements
Bride and Groom on Beach
Anguilla: Two day waiting period, $284 fee. No blood test.
Antigua and Barbuda: One day waiting period; $240 for wedding license. No blood test.
Bahamas: 24-hour residency requirement; $40 for marriage license. No blood test.
Barbados: no residency requirement; fee of $62.50. No blood test.
Bermuda: no residency requirement; fee of US$205. No blood test.
British Virgin Islands: Three day waiting period; $110 for marriage license plus fee of $35 to be married in Registar's office, $100 to be married outside the office. No blood test.
Cayman Islands: No waiting period; $200 for marriage license. No blood test.
Curaçao: Three-day residency. $167 for marriage license. No blood test.
Dominican Republic: No residency period; $20 for marriage license. Couples must write the American Consulate in Santo Domingo in advance of intended wedding date asking permission to marry in a civil ceremony. All documents must be translated into Spanish. No blood test.
Jamaica: 24 hour residency; $54 for marriage license. No blood test.
Puerto Rico: No residency; $2 stamp fee for copy of license. A VDRL blood test no older than 10 days prior to the wedding is required.
St. Barts: 1 person in couple must be resident for 30 days; no fee. Blood test required.
St. Kitts and Nevis: 2 day residency; $80 for marriage license. No blood test.
St. Lucia: 2 days residency and 2 days for license; $198 for marriage license. No blood test.
St. Martin: 1 person in couple must be resident for 30 days; no fee. Blood test required.
Sint Maarten: 10 days before the ceremony couples must register at the Office of Civil Registry. Fee $152. No blood test.
Trinidad and Tobago: Three day residency; $55 fee. No blood test.
Turks and Caicos: 2-3 day residency; cost $50. No blood test.
USVI: Must wait eight days from receipt of notarized application, but the couple does not need to be on island during this time. $50 for marriage license; $200 fee to be married in the court by a judge. No blood test.
Husband and wife team Paris Permenter and John Bigley have authored over 20 guidebooks and also edit the FREE Lovetripper.com, a romantic travel magazine featuring worldwide destinations.