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Jamaica Marriage Law Requirements

Getting Married in Jamaica

If you’ve been dreaming about celebrating your love in a tropical paradise, a destination wedding in Jamaica will transform those dreams into an affordable and memorable reality. From turquoise waters off powder sand beaches to enchanting waterfalls, our island inspires romance. GetAway Vacations can make your ceremony an elegant, hassle-free affair.


Marriage License Information

Visitors can be married 24 hours after arriving in Jamaica, providing prior application has been made for a marriage license. Jamaica does not require you to take a blood test before getting married.

Jamaica Marriage License Fee:

  • Cost of the license is approximately US $80
  • Marriage Officers charge anywhere from US $50 – US $250

Ministry of Justice

2 Oxford Road

NCB Towers, 10th floor/South Tower

Kingston 5


Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm, Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm

Tel: 1 876 906 4923 -31

Fax: 1 876 906 1712 - 3



Necessary Documents

Unlike many countries, Jamaica does not expect you take a blood test before getting married. However, notarized copies of the following documents are required:

Proof of citizenship - certified copy of birth certificate, which includes father's name.

Parent's written consent if under 18 years of age.

Proof of divorce if applicable (original certificate of divorce).

Certified copy of death certificate for widow or widower.

Italian nationals celebrating their wedding in Jamaica must notify their embassy and have a certified copy of their marriage certificate forwarded to their embassy to be legalized and translated.

French Canadians need a notarized translated copy of all documents and a photocopy of the original French documents.


Wedding Officials

Only a marriage officer licensed in Jamaica can legally marry a couple. An officiant of your choice may conduct the ceremony, but a local marriage officer must be present to sign the marriage form and make the official marriage pronouncement. Marriage officers can also provide witnesses for the ceremony.


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