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the laws of jamaica for a wedding

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the laws of jamaica for a wedding

does anyone know what the basic rules or laws are to getting married in jamaica. I have heard so many conflicting things. Some say you have to be there 24hours, some say 48hours, some say you can't get married on sundays or on a national holiday like christmas or new years day. Can anyone clear the record for me?

thanks

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1. Re: the laws of jamaica for a wedding

1) DOCUMENTS for a marriage license must be

submitted to island officiant/pastor or other at least 30 days in advance

2) Religious or civil ceremony as long as

officiant presiding is licensed.

3) On island at least 24 hours before ceremony

4) No ceremonies on Jamaican holidays or after 5:30 pm in evening

5) docs: copy of birth certificate

certified divorce papers or death

certificate for divorce/e

or widow/er

notarized parental consent letter

if either unde age 21

statement with applicants' full

names, occupations, single/

divorced/widow-er status, fathers'

full names of both, length

of stay in Jamaica and where,

date and time of wedding

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2. Re: the laws of jamaica for a wedding

Should you get married in Jamaica , you may have to wait several weeks before receiving a Marriage Certificate. I had to wait 3 months.