Marriage Requirements for Aruba

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Residency Requirement: None

Necessary Documents: Copies of the following can be submitted to the Office of the Civil Registry via mail or in person, at least 30 days prior to wedding date. Copies of birth certificates for both parties, certificates must have a state certification stamp; copies of a minimum of two witnesses' passport picture page or valid state-issued photo ID; divorce decrees/death certificates if previously married; certificate of No Impediment obtained at the Bureau of Vital Statistics

Note: There are different requirements depending on the type of ceremony you want to have:
Civil ceremonies -- must take place inside the Civil Town House. Once you have a civil ceremony you may have a religious blessing.
Catholic -- contact a Catholic church for details.
Protestant -- contact the church of your choice. Ceremonies may take place in a church or anywhere else on the island.
Jewish -- both parties MUST prove they are Jewish with documentation from their home rabbi; a petition for permission must also be submitted to the Aruba Jewish community; ceremonies may take place at the synagogue or anywhere else on the island.
There may be a fee to obtain a marriage license in Aruba. (depends on type of religious ceremony)

For More Info: Call the wedding coordinator at the resort where you'll be staying, or the Aruba Tourism Authority,

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