Wedding Holidays with Hayes & Jarvis
Legal Requirements and Check List (part 1 of 2)
The below information is for guidance only and we make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information. To the best of our knowledge the details below were correct at the date of publishing in May 2011. Please be advised that the information may be subject to change and review on short notice. We strongly recommend that you check with the local embassy of the destination to confirm the legal requirements before you confirm your booking and that you keep in regular contact with the local embassy leading up to your departure to ensure you are kept abreast of any changes that may affect your booking.
|Required Documents & Minimum Residency||Minimum Residency (Working Days unless stated otherwise)||Full 10 Year Passports||Birth Certificates||Certificate of no impediment
Valid for 3 months
|Single Status Statutory Declaration
Valid for 6 months
|Barbados||2 daysbut flexible|
|Florida||1 dayto complete marriage license|
|Mexico||3 daysSee notes below||Yesfull version only|
|Mauritius||3 daysbut flexible||YesSee notes below|
|New York||1 dayto complete marriage license|
|Seychelles||Nonebut recommend 3 days||YesSee notes below|
|Sri Lanka||4 Daysto complete marriage license|
|St Lucia||3 Working Days|
|Thailand||Nonemust spend 5 days in Bangkok|
|Turks & Caicos
|New Zealand||3 daysrecommended|
|Cook Islands||3 days|
Legal Requirements and Check List (part 2 of 2)
|Required Documents & Minimum Residency||If Widowed, Spouses Death Certificate & Previous Marriage Certificate||If Adopted, Adoption Certificate||If Name Changed, Deed Poll Document||Document Copies to be Certified by a Solicitor||Documents to be Legalised at the Foreign Office in London||Sandals/Beaches Marriage License Application Form||Minimum Age|
|Cuba||If previously married or name change see notes||18|
|Turks & Caicos
|Australia||Notice of Intended Marriage required from Australia High Commission before travel||18|
|New Zealand||Notice of Intended Marriage to submit before travel||16With Parental Consent|
Minimum residency is 3 business days (Monday-Saturday are classed as business days). Couples must arrive in resort by 3pm in order for that day to be considered as their first day. Compulsory blood test and medical taken in resort (local charge), documents translated in resort (local charge).
If divorced, widowed or changed name by deed poll, documents need to be translated into Spanish and must be certified by a Solicitor. Both the Spanish & English documents need to be sent to the FCO to be stamped and legalised and then sent to the Cuban Consulate to be stamped and legalised.
If bride divorced and remarrying within 10 months, must do a pregnancy test in reosrt (local charge).
MUST have 7 nights residency in their hotel prior to getting married, residency period does not include Weekend / Bank holidays. Certificate of No Impediment must be obtained from local registry office before travel. This document is only valid for b3 months. Couple must visit the Consulate in person for endorsements, once before the wedding and once after. Taxi transfer and price for endorsement are payable locally.
A copy of previous marriage certificate is also required with the applicable divorce document.
This information is a guideline only for British passport holders. Non British passport holders or those with documents issued outside of the UK should contact their local embassy. The information in the grid is an example of a destination as a whole but in some specific hotels and resorts may have different guidelines, which can change at any time, it is therefore advisable to speak with your weddings specialist.
Additional charges will apply if documents have to be legalised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This is only applicable in some destinations. Documentation can change without prior notice, the information given at time of booking is correct. In some destinations, it is necessary to visit a local government office prior to your celebration, which is not included in the cost of your wedding package.
Should you requite Visa information, please contact your local embassy for information and applications.
At short notice, laws and requirements are subject to change.
Before you depart the UK, translation of documents may be required.
All marriage certificates are issued in the local language and controlled by the local authorities. Should they not be available before your return to the UK they will be posted to you. This can sometimes take a number of months. Additional charges will be incurred for translations upon your return to the UK.