A day to remember on an island never forgotten
Tobago has professional wedding organisers who
can create for you the wedding of your dreams.
With their expertise and many excellent contacts,
they can plan your day from start to finish
arranging your florists, caterers, wedding photography,
and even the setting to make this truly your
Certain hotels also specialise in wedding planning
and packages, customised services being available
on the island. Fees for wedding services depend
upon the choice of venue and the couples
We hope the following information will assist
you to plan your perfect day
Couples must be non-residents of Tobago and
will need to obtain a Special Marriage
Licence from the Registrar Generals
Office in Scarborough - applying together in
person with proof of residence and identification
(i.e. passports and travel documents). Widowed
persons are required to provide a death certificate
while divorced persons must provid evidence
of divorce. Under 18s must provide documented
consent from their parent or legal guardian.
All documents must be presented in English (non-English
documentation must be translated and certified)
Appointments can be made with the Registrar
Generals Office and a charge (payable
in cash or postage stamps) is required by the
Marriages can be performed by a Certified Marriage
Officer on any day between the hours of 6 a.m.
and 6 p.m. in the place of your choice. Two
witnesses are required to be present at the
ceremony who together with the bridge, groom
and Marriage Officer will sign the Marriage
Register. Witnesses will also be required to
provide identification such as a passport.
All marriages are considered civil except or
Hindu, Muslim and Crisha ceremonies which require
a special licence.
After the happy ceremony the Marriage Officer
is obliged to deliver the Marriage Certificate
to the Registrars General Office in Scarborough
to be registered. A fee has to be paid to the
neighbouring Treasurers Office of the Tobago
House of Assembly for two legal marriage certificates
which can be collected several days later.
Most counties recognise Tobago marriages as
legal but it is advisable for them to check
the requirements for their country to ensure
the marriage is legal.
Some countries require certain procedures at
Consulates/High Commissions in Trinidad or upon
return to your home country.
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