Faqs

What is the required documentation and procedure?

  1. A full abridged original birth certificate of both parties. These documents should be provided with an “Apostille Stamp”.
  2. Unmarried persons must present a declaration of marital status not older than 3 months also with an “ Apsotille Stamp”
  3. If divorced, a divorce certificate or final judgment of decree, with “Apostille Stamp”.
  4. If widow(er), a death certificate, with “Apostille Stamp”.
  5. Persons must be 18 years of age.
  6. Address of both parties.
  7. Names and maiden name of mother.
  8. Professions of bride and groom and of parents.
  9. Six witnesses (will provide in the event)
  10. Documents must be submitted at least 1 month prior to date of requested ceremony.
  11. Copy of passport picture Id’s or drivers license

This “Apostille Stamp” can be obtained at the Secretary of State’s office of various States in the USA.

Canadians and persons not born in the USA (non US birth certificates) has to be stamped by the minister of Foreign affairs and the Dutch Consulate in your country.

What types of payment do you accept?

We accept Credit cards ,Cashier’s check, USD Cash

Do you need color copies of our IDs or are black and white copies fine?

Colored IDs are preferred but black and white are accepted as long as the pictures and information is clear

How soon do you need to know the 6 witnesses names? And what if it’s just the two of us.

You can submit these names at least 2 weeks prior to your wedding. If you do not have the required amount of witnesses, we will provide these persons for you.

Do we get to choose if we will have a minister or an officiate? What are the major differences in the ceremony?

All civil ceremonies are performed by a Government officiant.Only the vow renewals are performed by a licensed Minister.

Do we get to choose if we will have a minister or an officiate? What are the major differences in the ceremony?

All civil ceremonies are performed by a Government officiant.Only the vow renewals are performed by a licensed Minister.

Are the Marriage licensing fees included in our wedding package?

Yes, all the fees and taxes are included in our wedding packages.

Are we required to be on the island for a number of days?

No, you can arrive in St.Maarten/St Martin the day before if your schedule does not allow you to be on the island earlier.

We have photocopies of our divorce papers and birth certificates. Can we submit these for the documentation processing.

No, Only original certificates with the Apostille Stamps will be accepted at the registrars offices.( Please contact us should you need further info on obtaining these stamps)

Will my legal documents be returned to me?

Yes, Your original documents will be returned to you along with your St Maarten Marriage license.

Will my Island marriage licence be recognized as legally binding in my country?

Yes, your marriage licence from St Maarten is legitimate worldwide. When you return home home, you will only need to register your marriage at your state office.

Testimonials

We got the federal express on Friday of the wedding album, CD, and video. Richard and I sat down at the computer and looked at the pictures on the CD and watched the video….We enjoyed them so much. It was like being at the wedding all over again. Thank you and all of your people for such a wonderful wedding….I will never forget you and what a wonderful job you did with the wedding…. Thanks again for everything. You absolutely fulfilled our wishes….We loved everything you did.
Carolyn

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