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Falkland Islands (Malvinas) - Getting Married and Marriage License

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In order to get married in the Falkland Islands you need to initially apply for a licence. The contact information related are provided below that can be used for this purpose.

There are two types of licence:

  • A Registrar General's Licence (for those resident in the Falklands for at least 7 days prior to application),
  • A Special Licence (for those resident less than 7 days at the time of application).

Registrar General's Licence to Marry

  1. To obtain a Registrar General's Licence you need to be resident in the Falklands for at least 7 days at the time of application, and you must remain in the Falklands for a further 21 days for the licence to be granted.
  2. The applicants need to present to the Registry Office and complete two forms which include the details of each party, the date, place, and time of marriage, and a declaration that each person is free to marry.

Special Licence to Marry

  1. If you are not going to be resident in the Falkland Islands for 7 days prior to you intending to apply then you will need to apply for a special licence to marry from the Governor (this is for those resident less than 7 days at the time of application).

Registrar General,
Town Hall, Stanley,
Falkland Islands
Tel: +500 27268
Email: [email protected]

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Copies of each passport
  • A copy of a telephone bill
  • Utility bill.

Registrar General's Licence

  • If either party has been married before then a copy of the divorce certificate(s) must be provided (translated into English if in another language).

Special Marriage Licence

  • A statutory declaration signed by either person in front of a Notary Public.
  • A statement of the full name of the applicant and of the other party to the marriage.
  • Any other name by which either one of the couple has ever been known.
  • The address at which the couple usually reside.
  • If either person has lived at that address for less than 3 months- any other address at which they have usually resided during the last 3 months.
  • The date, place and country of birth of the applicant and of the other party to the marriage.
  • A statement that there is no relationship by blood, marriage or adoption between the two parties.
  • Details of any previous marriages, if either one of the couple have been married before, and the manner in which it came to an end.
  • If either person has been married before and are now widowed or divorced, we will also require copies of the relevant death certificate or divorce certificate with an English translation.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Registrar General,
Town Hall, Stanley,
Falkland Islands
Tel: +500 27268
Email: [email protected]

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