U.S. Virgin Islands Weddings

St Thomas, St Croix & St John Marriage Requirements

Couples wishing to get married in USVI must send a marriage application to the court. Upon receipt of the marriage application, an eight-day waiting period is required, during which time the application is posted for public inspection. The couple is not required to be on the island during the waiting period.

Couples are advised to attach an accompanying letter with the application detailing your date of visit and the length of your stay. Before your marriage license can be issued, you are required to personally appear before the Clerk of the Court or her designee.

Documents Required

  • Divorcees will need to bring a certified copy of the divorce decree to be filed along with the application for examination by the court prior to issuance of the license.
  • Certified documents proving widowed status is required if you are a widower
  • Legal age is 18. An advidavit, with the signatures of both parents, is required for folks under 18.
  • Documentation (passport or VISA) is needed if you are not a U.S. citizen


The fee for filing a marriage application is $50.00 which is “non-refundable” and the fee for the marriage license is also $50.00. There is license fee of $200. Judges/magistrates charge $200 to perform ceremony, but seldom do people get married by the judges. Most officiants charge $200 to perform the ceremony.

All fees are to be paid by certified check, money order or cash only when paying in person to the Territorial Court of the Virgin Islands

Registrars Offices

The registrar’s office should be contacted for specific rules regarding planning your destination or beach wedding in U.S. Virgin Islands. They will also provide information regarding marriage licenses and marriage certificates.

Administration Clerk
Territorial Court of the Virgin Islands
PO Box 70, St Thomas USVI 00804
(340) 774-6680 ext. 6607

Administration Clerk
Territorial Court of the Virgin Islands
PO Box 929, Christiansted, St Croix USVI 00821
(340) 778-9750