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Requirements for Getting Married in Belize


Be sure to review the following information carefully to ensure you have all the necessary documents and meet all the requirements for getting married in Belize. Feel free to contact us at 1.800.626.3483 if you have any questions.

General Information



The Government of Belize requires that you reside in Belize four business days before you can submit your marriage application on the 4th business day. The day of arrival does not count. Holidays and weekends do not count. To ensure a stress free wedding and ensure paperwork comes through, you should plan on staying in Belize a minimum of 10 days. Once filed, the completed paperwork is ready the following business day. In general, your resort can facilitate the paperwork filing for you.

Ministers and Priests may conduct ceremonies in their respective churches or any other location you choose, traditional or otherwise. Many Ministers will officiate non-sectarian ceremonies and allow you to write your own vows.

Registry Working day is Monday to Friday from 8AM - 5PM. The Registry is not open on statutory holidays.

If Neither Bride nor Groom has been Previously Married



If neither the bride nor the groom has been married before, you simply need the following:
  • Fully completed marriage license application form notarized by a Justice of the Peace
  • Photocopy of front 2 pages of passport and page showing arrival date into Belize


If Either Bride or Groom (or both) has been Previously Married



If either the bride or groom (or both) has been married before, you'll need the following:
  • Fully completed marriage license application form notarized by a Justice of the Peace
  • Photocopy of front 2 pages of passport and page showing arrival date into Belize.
  • Original final divorce decree(s)
    • Must be an original document with the court's stamp or seal and original signature
    • Copies will NOT be accepted.

If Either or Both Parties is a Widow or Widower



If either the bride or groom (or both) is a widow or widower, you'll need the following:
  • Fully completed marriage license application form notarized by a Justice of the Peace
  • Photocopy of front 2 pages of passport and page showing arrival date into Belize
  • Copy of death certificate



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