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Motto: "Après Bondie, C’est La Ter" (“After God the Earth”)
Language: English
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Airports: Cane Field Airport (DCF), Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM)
Known for: Natural beauty, rainforests, agriculture
Official Tourism Website:
Drives on the: Left Side
Calling Code: +1 767

After God the Earth

Dominica, also known as The Nature Island of the Caribbean, is the ideal destination for those seeking the serenity and unsurpassed natural beauty of a place forgotten in time. With it’s towering mountains, rushing rivers, lush rainforest, picturesque waterfalls, and volcanic spectacles, this ever green beauty is everything you need to relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.

Located in the Windward Island chain between the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, Dominica still has strong Kalinago, French and British influences, specifically in the names of villages and in the local patois dialect still spoken on the island. The Kalinagos who once inhabited the island and called it “Waitukubuli” before Columbus renamed it in 1493, remain in small numbers and live in the Kalinago Territory in the Northeast.

The island’s economy which once relied heavily on agriculture, particularly the exporting of bananas, is now tourism-focused and promotes, not just its natural beauty, but its hiking, diving, wellness and eco-tours. So, whether you’re a hiking enthusiast looking to discover one of the many waterfalls; enjoy bird-watching and want to see the Sisserou and Jaco parrots in their natural habitats, or just want to lie in a hammock and enjoy the cool mountain breeze, Dominica awaits... and so does its healing sulphur springs.

The Queen of the nature island is the Volcanic Boiling Lake; for the more daring and adventurous, the 2-hour trek is euphoric!

Dominican cuisine is as unique as its people. Local food is an adventure in itself. Island-life and food are fresh and authentic. Fruits and vegetables, spices, breads, fish caught, prepared and cooked at sea-side restaurants and exotic local drinks in abundance. Delectable dishes will delight your taste buds. You can choose from authentic Dominican cuisine at many family-owned restaurants or opt for gourmet dining at one of the local hotels. All give a taste of the Nature Island.

Dominica has some of the most unique and idyllic locations to celebrate your special day. On the bank of one of its many rivers; at one of its cascading waterfalls; in the tropical rain forest, the botanical garden, at the boiling lake, or freshwater lake; or at a mountain resort overlooking the rugged coastline. Dominica is Mother Nature’s favorite island daughter.

Marriage Requirements for Dominica

You can make your own arrangements or book a Romantic Wedding and Honeymoon package through a hotel of your choice or enlist the assistance of a wedding consultant to ensure the perfect, hassle-free wedding day. Whatever your choice, it is important to start with getting your Marriage License.

Marriage License Requirements
The first step in getting married in Dominica, is to obtain a Marriage License. Download the Marriage License Application Form here. Completed form must be signed by both parties and witnessed by a Magistrate, a Justice of the Peace, Notary Public, Commissioner of Oaths or Registrar.
The following documents should accompany the completed application form:

  • A certified copy of Birth Certificate from each applicant.
  • If married before, Decree of Divorce or Death Certificate of former spouse must be produced.
  • One passport-sized photo of each applicant.
  • Deed Poll if name changes.
  • Evidence of consent if one of the applicants is below 18.
  • A non-marriage certificate must be presented to ensure that applicants have never been married.
    Postage Stamp valued at EC $7.50 (US $2.77).

The completed Form G and other required documents should be presented to the Ministry of Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs. One of the under listed officers will be available to assist you:

  • Assistant Secretary
  • Minister’s Secretary
  • Permanent Secretary’s Secretary

Pay relevant fees from the listing below at the Accounts Section after the documents have been reviewed:

  • Two-day Residency: EC $300 (US $110)
  • Non-Residency: EC $500 (US $185)
  • Weekend/Holiday Fee EC $504 (US $185) (Marriage License Fee of EC $300 plus EC $204) to facilitate the weekend or holiday wedding.

Please note that Rates are subject to change without notice so for current rates before planning your wedding, please contact:

Ministry of Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs
1st Floor, Government Headquarters
Kennedy Avenue, Roseau, Dominica
Tel: (767) 266-3249/2401

If you plan to have a religious ceremony, please contact the church for details on what is required.

Important Links for Dominica

To learn more about Dominica, please see the important links below:

Entry Requirements for Dominica

How to Get to Dominica

Places to Stay in Dominica

Things To Do in Dominica

Getting Around Dominica

Events in Dominica

Dining in Dominica

Culinary Experiences: