legal requirements for
getting married in grenada
The legal requirements for getting married in Grenada are relatively simple and straightforward.
The following information is intended to be a starting point and guideline only.
Although much care and effort has been taken to ensure the information provided is correct please do not take it as legal advice. I strongly advise you to consult the Consulate or Embassy of Grenada for first hand information.
Legality of Marriage
Marriages performed in Grenada are internationally recognised and legally binding.
To get married in Grenada you must be a resident on the island for a minimum of three days before submitting an application for a marriage license.
Once you have been in Grenada for three days you can submit an application for a marriage license. This is done in person at the Prime Minister's Office. At this time you are also required to pay the associated stamp duty and license fees.
Payment of these fees can be made at:
Tel: (473) 440 5571
Your marriage license application can be submitted at:
Prime Minister's Office
6th Floor, Ministerial Complex
Tel: (473) 443 4688
Please note that the opening hours of most Government offices 8am to 4pm from Monday to Friday. They are closed on Public Holidays and Weekends.
In general, marriage license applications are processed in two working days. However if either the bride or groom has been married previously this may take slightly longer as your documents will need to be sent to The Ministry of Legal Affairs for processing.
Original or certified copies of the following documentation is required when applying for a marriage license in Grenada. Please note that all documentation must be in English. If the original papers are in another language they will need to be translated into English and certified.
- Valid Passports
- Birth Certificates
- If one of the parties is divorced, proof of a Decree Absolute
- Proof of Single Status: an affidavit, or a letter from a clergyman, lawyer, or Registry on official letterhead attesting to the fact that the parties involved have not been married previously.
- If a name has been changed by Deed Poll proof is necessary
- If either party has been widowed, a Death Certificate is needed
- If either party is under 21 evidence of parental consent is required in the form of an affidavit
All couples getting married in Grenada will be provided with a certified marriage certificate. This can be collected from the following address:
Registry General's Office
Ground Floor, Ministerial Complex
Tel: (473) 440 2649
For further information and legal requirements for getting married in Grenada please contact the Grenada Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence.
11 Blades Court
121 Deodar Road
London SW15 2NU
United States of America
P.O. Box 1668
Fax: (561) 588-7267
439 University Ave.
Canada, M5G 1Y8
Tel: (416) 595-1339
Fax: (416) 595-8278