Legal Requirements for Getting Married in Jamaica

  • December 24, 2016
  • Maxine Salabie
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A marriage in Jamaica is legally recognized throughout the world. Rated on a scale of 1 – 10, getting married on this beautiful isle, is an absolute 10.  Here is why:


Only 24 hours Away – Visitors can be married 24 hours after arriving in Jamaica, providing prior application has been made for a marriage license to the Ministry of Justice.


No Blood Test Required- With many popular wedding destinations,  a blood test must be completed before the wedding can take place. However if you decide to have a Jamaican Wedding, there is no requirement for a blood test.


Legal Paperwork Made Easy – Wedding Resorts such as Coral Cove in Little Bay, Jamaica will take care of all the legal paperwork, including making applications for marriage licenses and marriage certificates on behalf of their guests.  As they like to say, it is easy as 1, 2, 3! The bride & groom will be required to send copies of the documents listed below and Coral Cove will take care of the rest!



  1. Certified Copy of Birth Certificate & Passport
  2. Divorce Decree if applicable or Certified copy of death certificate for widow or widower
  3. Any legal name change documents such as adoption forms or deed poll


For more details on the legal requirements for a Jamaican Wedding, you may visit Jamaica’s  Ministry of Justice’s website @

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