Planning Your Wedding in the Beautiful Virgin Islands?

Consider planning your special day onboard a luxurious and spacious catamaran surrounded by the crystal clear azure waters of the Caribbean.  If you have numerous guests joining you, we can sail you to your destination to meet family and friends for a gorgeous beach side wedding.

 

At Virgin Islands Yacht Charters, we also offer Bridal Registry so your family and friends can contribute any amount towards your honeymoon package rather than the traditional wedding registry.

 

Getting Married in the US Virgin Islands

To obtain a Virgin Islands Marriage License, you must submit your completed marriage license application, using full names and no abbreviations, along with a money order or cashier's check in the amount of $200 made payable to Superior Court of the VI.  The court will also require a letter to the court explaining your arrival and departure date on island as well as the name of your Officiate.

You must both pick up your marriage license, in person, from the courthouse in St Thomas prior to your wedding day.  Both of your Photo ID's will be  required in order for the license to be released.

*If applicable, please include court certified copies of divorce decrees or death certificates.  Do not send in originals, as the documents will not be returned to you. 

Mail To:

Superior Court of the VI

Family Court Division

P.O. Box 70

St Thomas, VI 00804

For Express Mail, FedEx or DHL:

Superior Court of the VI

Family Court Division

5400 Veterans Drive

St Thomas, VI 00802

Two weeks after mailing call the courthouse at 340-774-6680 and ask for the Marriage Department to confirm the receipt of your application and request a confirmation number.  Once you have a confirmation number, you will know the license is prepared and waiting for you to pick it up. 

What To Wear to the Courthouse

Dress like you are appearing before a judge. The St Thomas courthouse is very strict about clothing allowed when picking up your license and you will be turned away if you are not dressed appropriately.  See NOTICE.

After the Ceremony

After the wedding ceremony has concluded, the Officiant will sign the license and it will then need to be notarized by the court.  This is called a court certified copy of your license and your marriage is not legal until the courthouse has certified the document.

Getting Married in the British Virgin Islands

The first thing you will need to do is call or stop by the Registrar's Office , located in the Burhym Building in Road Town, to book a date and time with the Acting Registrar General.  Their office is open Monday -Friday from 8:30 until 4:30.  A marriage license takes (1) working day to process.  If you are not on island you may apply for a BVI Marriage License online.  If you have been in the Territory for less than 15 days, the fee is $220 ($120 for over 15 days).  Once the government has granted a license, it remains valid for (3) months from the date it is signed. 

For Further Details

Phone: 284-468-3442

Email: info@crisvi.gov.vg or infocris@gov.vg

Website:  www.crisvi.gov.vg

Ceremonies Performed by the Registrar General

Weddings are performed by the Registrar General outside the office between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:30 pm, Monday-Saturday and inside the office between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday. 

At the Registrar-General’s 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).

 

You must also then indicate the proposed venue for the ceremony if you have chosen to do so separately.

In Summary These are the Requirements

•Present $120 postage stamp (purchased from the Registrar General's Office or Post Office) for an Ordinary License, if you have been in the Virgin Islands for 15 days or more.

•Show proof of your identity, resident status and day of arrival via your passport the day you arrived in the Virgin Islands.

•Show proof of martial status (including certified copies of divorce decree(s) or death certificate(s), if applicable.

•Have two persons to witness (and to sign) your application for the license. Please note that these two witnesses need not be the same two witnesses who are present at your marriage ceremony.

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