Motto: "Be Watchful"
Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)
Airports: (EIS) Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, (VIJ) Virgin Gorda Airport, (NGD) Auguste George Airport, Anegada
Known for: Idyllic Sailing & Diving, Gourmet Dinning, Luxury & Private Island Getaways
Official Tourism Website: bvitourism.com
Drives on the: Left Side
Calling Code: +1 284
You have found that perfect partner, now here’s the perfect place to have your perfect wedding. Many couples choose a British Virgin Islands wedding, possibly because it is so easy to get married here. A marriage license is simple to arrange and the marriage certificate is valid in the United States.
The Caribbean setting couldn’t be more romantic. We set no limits for that blessed journey. That’s why, in Nature’s Little Secrets, you find the perfect spot to have the most memorable wedding anywhere imaginable. The ceremony can take place on a soft beach in the quiet of sunrise, or aboard or at sea with a yacht, underneath the spectacular ocean’s reef for an underwater adventure, on a secluded island, in our lush tropical botanical garden, a friend’s lawn, your favorite restaurant’s poolside or gazebo, the traditional church, the local registrar’s office or the great outdoors of a mountain top.
Some couples invite family and friends to share this blessed moment, but others choose our local people to serve as witnesses. After all, in the three days it takes to qualify for a marriage license, a BVIslander can become a lifelong friend.
The British Virgin Islands is truly a destination that offers Romance with a breathtaking vista of the ocean from almost every corner. As with all Islands that have the ‘British’ influence, an air of formality is evident in dressing for dinner or shopping in town.
Things To Do in British Virgin Islands
Known internationally as a sailor’s paradise, the British Virgin Islands offers some of the most breathtaking sailings and water sports one can ever encounter. You will see more private yachts than you can ever count and every April is the famous Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, attracting over 135 yachts. Since these islands are really in an unspoiled setting, there is much to explore.
Cuisine of British Virgin Islands
The dining experience is fabulous. From the small local restaurant to the international gourmet experience, you will delight in the freshness of the ingredients and the subtle seasonings that make this an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
I had the good fortune to stay at a mid price hotel and enjoyed an unforgettable view with some of the best local food I have ever had. All this was prepared by students who are training to become chefs.
Marriage Requirements for British Virgin Islands
Saying, “I do” just became easier for couples heading to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) for their nuptials: Brides and grooms can now get married 24 hours after arriving to the Territory! On September 3, the BVI Government made significant changes by amending the Marriage Act (Cap 272).
Residency requirements for ‘Special Licence’ were shortened from three (3) days to one (1) day, a new fee schedule was introduced, and the steps to obtain a licence were all transferred to the Civil Registry for a ‘One Stop Shop’ process.
Couples even have the choice of beginning their wedding application online before arriving in the BVI, by submitting their information through the Government’s new Civil Registry Information System (CRIS) at www.crisvi.gov.vg.
Prior to the improvements made to the Act, couples were tasked with stopping at three different locations to obtain the necessary documentation for the marriage licence application. Through these new changes, couples can complete the entire process at the Civil Registry where they will provide proof of their identity (passport) and marital status (original certified copies of Decree(s) Absolute for divorced spouses or original Death Certificate(s) of deceased spouse(s); apply for their licence, obtain a marriage certificate and present two witnesses.
CHANGES TO BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS’ MARRIAGE LAW MAKES DESTINATION WEDDINGS EASIER FOR VISITORS
The Special Licence fee is $220 and the Ordinary Licence is $120.
Additional fees are applicable based on the bride and groom’s wedding specifications: $220 for the Registrar-General or marriage officer to perform the ceremony, $120 for the ceremony to be held in the Civil Registry building and $25 for a certified copy of the marriage licence.
In the BVI, couples To apply in person for a marriage licence or any service surrounding the subject of marriage, please visit the Civil Registry and Passport Office, which is located upstairs of Burhym Electrical Services in Wickham’s Cay, Road Town, Tortola.
The office is opened Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or telephone have many options for getting married and locations abound for conducting wedding ceremonies that are representative of the couple’s personality and style.
The stunning group of islands and cays offer idyllic backdrops such as beaches, churches, yachts, hotels, villas, resorts, private islands, historic ruins, national parks, the Civil Registry, and many more to suit their tastes. There are also many experienced wedding, and event planners available to supply their requests.
For additional information visit the BVI Tourist Board website: www.bvitourism.com
Or call: (284) 468-3442 for more information.
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