Things you needed to get married in Tobago:

Have your passport for the tax office visit.
All visitors must have a valid a return ticket.
Your birth certificate
Your divorce papers (if appropriate)
Be resident in Tobago for three days before the ceremony.


Organisation of wedding ceremony $3,000.00TT
Minister $2,000.00TT
Registration Fee $350.00TT
Total $5,950.00TT

Here is a list of documents which are needed (to be mailed in advance for same day marriages):

Birth Certificate
Decree Absolute (if one of the parties is divorced)
In the case of a widow/widower a Death Certificate of first spouse is required
If a name has been changed, a Deed Poll is required
If one of the parties is under the age of 18, evidence of a consent of parents is required in the form of a sworn affidavit stamped by a Notary Public
If any required documents are not in English, an authenticated translation must be available

Wedding Photographers in Tobago

Brandon Bruce

Josephine Berment

Michael Sankar

With unspoiled beaches, colourful reefs, pristine rainforest, historic forts and quaint hotels, Tobago offers countless possibilities for romantic weddings and delightful honeymoons.

From the historical Ole Time Tobago wedding procession to traditional nuptials or an underwater exchange of vows, the island offers the perfect ambience for your dream wedding.

Many of Tobago’s hotels specialise in wedding packages and the island’s event planners can help with arrangements or plan your wedding from beginning to end.

Marriage Requirements

The amended Marriage Act of 1996 makes it possible for non-resident couples to get married in as little as three days with a Special Marriage License. To acquire a special license you must meet the following requirements.

Both parties must be non-residents of Trinidad and Tobago.
They must reside in this country three days before getting married.
If divorced, the original or notarized copy of decree absolute must be presented.
If widowed, please bring the original death certificate.
Proof of name change where name differs of documents.
Persons under the age of 18 must have documented consent from a parent or legal guardian.
Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations.

The licence costs US$55 (TT$337.50) and the fee must be paid in cash at the Inland Revenue Department, Scarborough.

Find out more at The Tobago House of Assembly’s Department of Tourism.

For further information on creating the picture perfect wedding and unforgettable honeymoon,
Contact: Ms. Afiya Holder
The Department of Tourism,
12 Sangster’s Hill, Scarborough,
Tel: 1 868 639 2125; 1 868 639 4636
Fax: 1 868 635 1337