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Getting married in Tobago
It has become more and more popular to get married in Tobago and spend your honeymoon in our beautiful island.
There are many spots where you could get married in Tobago: at a beach, at a fort, under water, in the water...
Important Points to observe when you plan to get married in Tobago
Non-residents may apply for a special marriage license: they have to be a minimum of 75 hours in Trinidad and Tobago, which does not include the arrival day. The cost of a special license is US 50.00 ( TT 300 ), valid for 6 months from the date of issue.
Application of a special license: the couple has to appear together at the District Revenue Office, Sangster Hill, Scarborough- tel.: 639-2410 from the fifth day of arrival.
Office hours Monday-Friday 8.00 am - 4.00 PM
Call for an appointment beforehand.
Bride and groom have to show their IDs.
Bride and groom must bring with them proof of nonresident status: immigration cards, passports and return airline tickets.
If divorced or widowed, original or notarized copies of relevant legal documents have to be produced. E.g.:proof of divorce or death and previous marriage.
Legal documents of any name changes have to be shown.
Persons under 18 need to produce documented consent from their parents or legal guardian.
All non-English documents ( except the passports ) have to be accompanied by notarized English translations.
Marriages may be performed by a certified marriage officer on any day, between 6.00 and and 6.00 PM
All marriages are considered civil, except for Hindu, Muslim and Orisha ceremonies, which have additional requirements. The special license must be shown to the marriage officer for the ceremony to be carried out.
After the ceremony the marriage officer must deliver the original marriage certificates to the Registrar General's Office, Jerningham Street, Scarborough to be registered. After this a fee of TT 37.50 must be paid to the Treasury Office of the Tobago House of Assembly for two legal marriage certificates. The receipt has to be presented to the Registrar General's Office where the certificates will be issued and can be collected after three working days.
It is advisable for the couple to check the requirements of their country to legalize the marriage both beforehand and afterwards. Most countries do recognize our marriages as legal, but some require certain additional procedures at Consulates/High Commissions/Embassies in Trinidad or upon return to their country.
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