Getting a Wedding License
USVI Wedding License Information
Process for obtaining your USVI Marriage License:
To get your marriage license from the USVI you need only fill out the application form and mail back with a $100 certified check or money order made out to the Superior Court of the VI. Please note they do not accept personal or company checks and cash is also not accepted. You do not need a blood test though you will need to pick up the license together on St. Thomas, in person, before your wedding ceremony. This is the only part of the process your wedding planner cannot do for you.
We suggest doing so upon arriving at the St. Thomas airport when that day falls during their hours of operation. The court is located in downtown St. Thomas and very easy to access via St. Thomas airport or from Red Hook on St. Thomas, should you decide to make the trip after you get settled. You will need a photo ID or passport to pick up your license. It should not take more than 30-45 minutes.
The Territorial court is open Mon-Fri between 8 am and 5 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am until 12 noon. There are, however, many holidays in the USVI, particularly during Christmas, New Year’s, Thanksgiving, President’s Day & Easter weeks and including Carnivale celebrated in April. Call ahead to confirm availability. It is simple to travel back to St. Thomas from St. John should your flight or day of arrival not coincide with the court’s operating hours. Your planner can help you figure out the best day and time to do so.
Mailing your application:
Click here for the Marriage Application Form
We recommend completing the application 8 weeks prior to your arrival but you will need to do so at least 6 weeks in advance. You will also need to include a Cover Letter providing details on your wedding and marriage history, date of arrival, date you intend to pick up the marriage license, copy of your passports or photo IDs, and status of your marriage history identifying if either of you have been married previously. If so, you must send the original certified copy of the divorce decree issued from the court with your application. If either of you have been widowed you must include a death certificate. You will not likely receive these copies back so be sure to make a copy for your files. Reminder, copies will not be accepted by the Territorial Court so be sure to send the originals for their records. Include a certified check or money order for $200 which includes $100 for the application and $100 for the license to be processed. (Prices as of March 1, 2013)
The Superior Court of the Virgin Islands – St Thomas – St John
The Alexander Farley Building
P.O. Box 70
St. Thomas, USVI 00804-0070
Attn: Ms. Brenda Monsanto
Keep in mind that if your flight gets in early enough, we can schedule you to be picked up at the airport, transported to the court house for your license and then to Red Hook eliminating the need to return to St. Thomas at another time.