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Application for a Marriage Officer's Licence


A marriage officer is a person who has been appointed and authorized to conduct marriages.  You must be an ordained minister affiliated with a religious denomination and be registered as a Marriage Officer to perform marriages in Trinidad and Tobago.   




How do I apply?

You must visit the Office of the Attorney General to obtain a Marriage Officer's Licence application form.

Office of the Attorney General
23-27 St. Vincent Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 623-7010
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Your completed application form must be submitted to the same office with the following supporting documentation:

  • Proof of identity, such as a national identification card, driving permit or passport.
  • A letter of recommendation from the head of your religious organisation and your original ordination  certificate.
  • If you are a member of a new organisation, an original certificate of incorporation and a letter giving details of the organisation.

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How long does it take?

Staff from the Office of the Attorney General will conduct investigations to confirm the information in your application.  It can take up to two to three months to conduct investigations and issue the licence.

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How long is the licence valid?

A Marriage Officer's Licence is valid for 10 years from the date of issue.

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Are there any fees?

There are the following fees:
  • Application fee of TT$50.00.
  • Grant of Licence fee of TT$200.00.
  • Renewal of Licence fee of TT$100.00.

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Where can I find more information?

For more information on obtaining a Marriage Officer's Licence, please contact:

Office of the Attorney General
23-27 St. Vincent Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 623-7010
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

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