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Marriage Requirements

Application forms must be completed in the presence of a Justice of the Peace. These forms are available at the Legal Department, Administration Building at a cost of US $ 20 or EC $ 50.

Both parties must have a valid passport or birth certificate with photo ID

If the applicants have never been married, an affidavit (confirming their single status) is required. This can be obtained from a Notary Public in the home country or a Notary Public on Nevis for a fee of approximately US $ 20 or EC $ 50.

Marriage license fee of US $ 80 or EC $ 200

If either party is a widow or widower, copies of the death certificate of the deceased spouse must be presented.

If either party is divorced, an original or Notarised copy of the Decree Absolute must be presented. If it is not in English, a Notarised translation will be required.

If the marriage is to be conducted by a specific minister or priest, it must take place in the respective church and both parties must have a letter from their home ministers or priests verifying that they are known and unmarried. Additionally, if the marriage is to take place in a Roman Catholic Church, the home priest must verify that they have received instruction

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