Ceremonies Performed by the
Weddings are performed by the Registrar-General outside the Office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.,
Monday through Saturday and inside the Office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
In the event of any 'acts of God' whether it be heavy rain, storms or earthquakes,
the Registrar General/or Marriage Officer reserves the right to postpone the wedding
to a more convenient time agreed by both parties.
At the Registrar-Generalís Office you will be required to complete an application form showing your names as shown
on your travel documents, ages, occupations, marital status, and the names of two witnesses
(these two witnesses must be present at the Ceremony).
Please be careful to accurately spell the names of the witnesses.
Any correction of an error will attract a charge of US$15.
You must also then indicate the proposed venue for the Marriage Ceremony.
If you wish to be married at the Registrar-Generalís Office you will be required to pay a fee of US$340.
If you wish the Registrar-General to perform your Wedding Ceremony outside the office, the fee is US$220.
All cheques should be made payable to the ACCOUNTANT GENERAL.
If the Registrar-General is required to go to one of the adjoining islands of the Virgin Islands,
for instance Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, Peter Island, Guana Island, Salt Island, Anegada, Norman Island etc.,
you will be required to pay the Registrar-Generalís transportation to that Island.
(Fees for Ferry Services range from US$20 one-way to US$40 round trip).
If you wish to be married in the church of your choice, Wedding Banns must be published on three (3)
consecutive Saturdays or Sundays in that church.
You must make arrangements with the Minister of the church in advance.
You can also be married in a church by Special Marriage Licence, but those arrangements will also have to be made with a church Minister.
It would be wise to travel with your Driverís Licence or Birth Certificate in addition to your essential travel documents, i.e. your passports.
Also, all documents showing your marital status SHOULD BE ORIGINALS OR CERTIFIED AS TRUE COPIES of the original.
Our marriage certificates with the Registrar-General's seal are official legal documents and the first marriage certificate is free once the Registrar-General performs
the wedding ceremony.
You may, however, wish to check with your local authorities in the event that the certificate requires to be legally authenticated by means of an apostille.
If apostilles are required, these can also be prepared at the Registrar-Generalís Office on payment of US$40.