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Antigua & Barbuda

Motto: "Each Endeavouring, All Achieving"
Language: English
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Airports: V C Bird Int'l (ANU), Codrington (BBQ)
Known for: Beaches, Birds, Watersports
Official Tourism Website:
Drives on the: Left Side
Calling Code: +1 268

Twin-Island Paradise

Antigua & Barbuda is a lovely twin-island paradise famous for having a beach for every day of the year. That’s correct – 365 powdery white-sand beaches. Which from above, looks like an artist outlined both islands in white and beautiful turquoise.

Beyond the shores, you’ll find world-class reefs and dive sites. And further out, the trade-wind kissed seas have earned the title, “Sailing Capital of the Caribbean.” Prefer to stay dry? Barbuda boasts a world class bird sanctuary with the largest colony of Frigate Birds in the western hemisphere and over 170 other species. Nature-lovers welcome too!

Antigua & Barbuda is as versatile as it is beautiful. Food-lovers, party-goers, romantics, adventure-seekers – all have a place here. So come for the wedding, stay for the honeymoon, and know that your wedding party won’t have a dull day unless they choose to.

Learn more about Antigua & Barbuda below.


Persons wishing to get married in Antigua and Barbuda can do so by Ordinary (Local) License or by Special License.

To get married by Ordinary License:

  • One of the parties must be residing in Antigua & Barbuda for a period of 15 days immediately preceding the date of the application for the license.
  • Cost to get married by Ordinary (Local) License include:
  • License Fee: USD $40
  • Registration Fee: USD $40
  • Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate: USD $10
  • Marriage Officer: USD $100 f the wedding is performed outside of the Court House

To Get Married by Special License

  • There is no residency requirement for this type of license and there is no wait time in order to obtain it.
  • Cost to get married by Special License include:
  • License Fee: USD $150
  • Registration Fee: USD $37
  • Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate: USD $10
  • Marriage Officer: USD $100

The Couple Will Also Need

  • Valid Passports
  • Proof of Status
  • If Single: A declaration, signed within Antigua and Barbuda
  • If Divorced: Original Decree Absolute which includes the seal of the Court issuing the Decree of certified copy of Decree Absolute
  • If Widow/widower: Marriage Certificate and Death certificate of husband/wife
  • Application Form
  • To be completed and signed at the Ministry of Legal Affairs on Queen Elizabeth Highway, St. John’s
  • Proof of Age/Consent
  • Both applicants must be over the age of 18 years. If under, then written parental consent must be obtained.
  • Both parties must be present at the time of the application.

For further information about getting married in Antigua and Barbuds, please contact the Ministry of Legal Affairs, 1-268-562-0381.


To learn more about Antigua and Barbuda, please see the important links below:

Entry Requirements for Antigua and Barbuda

How to Get to Antigua and Barbuda

Places to Stay in Antigua and Barbuda

Things To Do in Antigua and Barbuda

Calendar of Events for Antigua and Barbuda

Cuisine of Antigua and Barbuda


Antigua & Barbuda