Getting Married in Belize

Belize Wedding Requirements

As there are multiple faiths represented in the country, couples can exchange vows in a range of traditional religious wedding ceremonies, including Christian, Jewish, Maya, Garifuna, and more. 

Are weddings in Belize recognized all over the world?

Yes, weddings in Belize are recognized and legal all over the world.

What are the requirements for getting married in Belize?

  • A couple must be in the country for a minimum of three days prior to their license application being processed.
  • This application is submitted to the Registrar’s Office after the three-day resident period on the first business day.
  • The application process is one day and requires proof of citizenship, passport or birth certificate, original divorce certificate or death certificate, if applicable, and a Senior Justice of the Peace to witness the signing of the application.
  • After the one day application processing period the license to marry will be ready. Weddings must be performed by either a Senior Justice of the Peace who has authority to marry people or a Minister of a registered church. There must also be two witnesses, a male and a female.
  • A blood test is not required. Consent from a parent is not required if both partners are over 18 years of age.
  • The marriage must be registered with the Registry Department after the marriage ceremony has been completed.
  • We will assist you with your marriage license and the formal registration of your marriage.

What should I wear?

Embrace Belize’s relaxed atmosphere and warm temperature by dressing in light, comfortable clothing. Belize has an average temperature of 79 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius). The “dry season” is between February and May, while the wet season brings occasional showers between June and November. Keep the season in mind in case you need to pack a rain jacket for your Belize wedding.

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