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Few places on earth exudes the natural beauty like Dominica. An island where man and nature live in harmony. One of the reasons why Dominica is slowly becoming one of the best wedding destinations in the Caribbean.

For nature lovers and adventurers alike, Dominica offers countless options, whether you want your wedding on a mountain, at a resort, or in the Rain-forest.

Planning a wedding involves making lots of decisions, and the process of planning can be hectic to say the lease, especially if you’re planning to get married in a foreign country. When planning a Dominica Wedding, there are three very important things that you need to remember that will help make the process much easier:

One: Find a wedding coordinator or a marriage consultant who is already in Dominica. Ask around as to who gets the most recommendations from past couples who had a Dominican Wedding. Hiring a local planner is best, that way it would be easier to negotiate and arrange bookings, check venues and accommodations. (Wedding Coordinators and Marriage Consultants in Dominica)

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Two: Make sure to check out all your wedding options, as to the wedding venue, reception, food, entertainment and photographers so that you get the best of everything. Dominica offers many options and all of them just perfect so you would find that it is a headache just to choose between all the different venues and catering services available.

Three: Next is that you need to process necessary documents prior, especially if you are a foreigner. Documents can be tricky so make sure to have them ready beforehand. At least one member of the party must be in Dominica for a minimum of two (2) days prior to the ceremony.(Legal Requirements when getting married in Dominica)

As to most everything in life, preparation is key. You must always bear in mind that the memories of your wedding day will last you a lifetime. More so, if you do it in Dominica. So make sure that everything is in order and you just might have a real taste of heaven on the nature island of Dominica.

For more information about Getting Married in Dominica, contact:

Ministry of Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs
1st Floor, Government Headquarters
Kennedy Avenue
Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica
Telephone: (767) 266-3207
Fax: (767) 449-8220
E-mail: mincommunity@cwdom.dm

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If you’re planning a tropical island wedding, and also a bit of adventure, then Dominica is one island destination worthy of a closer look. Dominica offers beautiful natural rainforests, cascading waterfalls, exotic beaches, swimming, and mountain hikes. The weather in Dominica is ideal for any tropical wedding, subtropical days and balmy nights.

Legal requirements for getting married in Dominica

Marriage Licenses for Nationals and Non-nationals can be obtained from the Ministry of Community Development, Culture, Gender Affairs and Information.

Marriage Licenses are issued when:

  • Parties wish to marry at the High Court;
  • Parties wish to marry outside buildings designated for that purpose marriages (Churches ); or
  • Parties do not wish their Bann to be aired at Church.

To obtain a Marriage License the following is required:

  • Completed Application Form ‘G’ must be signed by both parties and witnessed by a Magistrate.
  • A completed Declaration Form must be signed by each party before a Commissioner of Oaths. EC $7.50 postage stamps* must be affixed to each form.
  • Birth Certificate from each – Baptismal Certificates are not accepted.
  • A non-marriage certificate must be presented to ensure that applicants have never been married.
  • If married before, a Decree of Divorce or a Death Certificate of former spouse must be produced.
  • If resident abroad, one of the applicants must reside in Dominica for 2 days immediately preceding such application. A passport must be produced for inspection.
  • A license fee of EC $300.00 must be paid on submission of the above-listed documents to the Ministry of Community Development, Culture, Gender Affairs and Information . (Personal cheques are not accepted.)
  • Stamps are available for purchase at the General Post Office in Roseau and at its branches.

Non-nationals whose documents are not in English must have all required documents translated by an authorised office or translator. All documents must be duly stamped. Please note that only the original translation will be accepted. In addition, the original and a copy of the documents should be submitted for verification and records.

Applicable Fees

  • Marriages with the Registrar’s Office – EC $30.00.
  • Marriages celebrated outside the Registrar’s Offices will cost EC $100.00 plus a reasonable transportation fee.
  • Fees are applicable for marriage ceremonies within the National Parks and other locations. Contact the Forestry Division (telephone: (767) 266-3817, e-mail: forestry@cwdom.dm) for fees for use of the National Parks.
  • Lawyers fee for statutory declaration on marital status (inclusive of Affidavit) – EC $500.00.

For more information on how to get married in Dominica, contact the Ministry of Community Development, Culture, Gender Affairs and Information, call telephone# 1(767)266–3207 or email them at mincommunity@cwdom.dm.

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