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Marriage In Jamaica

Visitors can be married just 24 hours after arriving in Jamaica, providing prior application has been made for marriage license.


  • Proof of citizenship - certified copy of birth certificate, which includes father's name
  • Parent's written consent, if under 21
  • Proof of divorce (if applicable) - original certificate of divorce
  • Certified copy of death certificate for widow or widower
  • Italian nationals celebrating their marriage in Jamaica must notify their embassy, and a certified copy of their marriage certificate must be forwarded to their embassy to be legalized and translated
  • French Canadians need a notarized translated English copy of all documents and a photocopy of the original French documents

No blood test is required.


Some hotels will make all arrangements for you. Special package prices include performance of ceremony, government tax, transportation costs and expenses incurred, plus any other special requests.

You may also apply in person at:

Ministry of National Security
Mutual Life Building, North Tower
2 Oxford Road, Kingston 10
Jamaica, WI

Office Hours Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Marriage Officers

City Officer  
Kingston Mr. Aubrey Grant
94A East Street
Tel: (876) 922-2717
Mr. Roy Jones
4 Gibson Drive
Tel: (876) 927-2522
Negril Rev. Winston Barrett
c/o United Church of Jamaica
& Grand Cayman
Tel: (876) 955-2753
Mr. Joseph Campbell
Post Office box 50,
Savannalamar Post Office
Westmoreland, Jamaica
Tel:(876) 877-5077
(876) 955-4353
Montego Bay Rev. Terrence Gordon
4 Churchill Avenue
Tel: (876) 953-3376
Mr. Percy Thompson
37 Market Street
Tel: (876) 952-3782
Ocho Rios Mr. Raphael Mason
Exchange District, Box 274
St. Ann's Bay
Tel: (876) 973-0479
Port Antonio Rev. Roy Farr
Church of God
25 Mount Oakley Road
PO Box 229
Tel: (876) 993-336

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