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Barbados - Register a Marriage

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Introduction

Every couple who wishes to be married in Barbados should register their marriage.

Eligibility

  • Barbadian citizens must be of legal age.
  • Barbadian minors between the age of 16 and 18 must obtained consent from parents and both parents must be present at the time of application.

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Instructions

  • Marriage must be registered within the first ten (10) days of every month.
  • All marriages are registered at the Registration Department, Coleridge Street, Bridgetown.
  • Marriage licenses can be obtained from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Post Office Complex, Cheapside. St. Michael.
  • The Marriage Officer and the Magistrate who performs the marriage is responsible to register the marriage.

Required Information

  • Place of marriage
  • Date of marriage
  • Name and Surname of the husband
  • Name and Maiden Name of the wife
  • Age of the husband
  • Age of the wife
  • Marital status of husband and wife
  • Addresses of husband and wife - present addresses (foreign addresses are not allowed)
  • Occupation of husband
  • Occupation of wife
  • Name and occupation of husband’s father
  • Name and occupation of wife’s father
  • Signatures of husband and wife
  • Signatures of witnesses
  • Signature of Marriage Officer or Magistrate

Procedure

  1. Applicants must make arrangements with the Marriage Officer or Magistrate who they wish to perform the marriage.
  2. After the arrangement has been done, the Marriage Officer or Clerk to the Magistrate provides the parties to the marriage with a letter to be presented at the time when making an application for a marriage licence.
  3. The marriage license must be presented to the Clerk of the Court.
  4. Marriage is then registered and a fully completed duplicate original Marriage record - Marriage Card will be produced or obtained.

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Required Documents

  • An original or certified copy of applicants' birth certificate
  • Valid passport if the parties are non-resident Identification cards of applicants
  • A certified copy of the marriage certificate and death certificate in respect of the deceased spouse - if either party was married previously and widowed,
  • An original Decree Absolute or a certified copy of Final Judgement if either party was divorced. Note: If the document is in a Foreign Language, the document must be translated and certified by an authorized Notary Public.
  • Additional requirements:
    • Persons who have been granted Barbadian citizenship – either by descent or registration, immigrant status or permanent residence, are required to produce the original document issued by the Immigration Department of Barbados or the passport in which the relevant information has been stamped.
    • Non-nationals who have been granted work permits must produce the passport showing that a work permit was issued to them, or the relevant document issued by the Immigration Department.

Fees

Fees
  • Where either party is a citizen of Barbados: $45.00 and $10.00 in postage stamps
  • Where neither party is a citizen of Barbados: $150.00 and $25.00 in postage stamps
Where a Magistrate is performing the marriage the following fees must be paid to the Court on receipt of the Marriage Licence
  • Where either party is a citizen of Barbados: $50.00
  • Where neither party is a citizen of Barbados: $150.00
Marriage to be performed away from the Court
  • Where either party is a citizen of Barbados: $75.00
  • Where neither party is a citizen of Barbados: $250.00

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Office Locations & Contacts

The Registrar of the Supreme Court of Barbados
Registration Department
Coleridge Street
Bridgetown
Barbados, W.I.
Telephone: +1 (246)-426-3461
Fax: +1 (246)-426-2405

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade
1 Culloden Road,
St.Michael
Barbados, W.I.
BB14018
Telephone: (246) 431-2200
Fax: (246) 429-6652 / (246) 228-0838

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External Links

Barbados Supreme Court: http://www.lawcourts.gov.bb/Marriage.html

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