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    From the uk we have yo be in Aruba 5 days before marriage and all our docs have yo be sent to the court house no later than 5 weeks before the wedding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
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    http://www.aruba.com/SpecialVacation..._in_aruba.aspx

    Civil Marriages

    Civil marriages are now possible in Aruba, but they must take place at the Civil Town House.

    CIVIL LEGAL REQUIREMENTS:

    All Civil/Legal Ceremonies must take place in the Civil Town House
    Documents include:
    A) Copies of birth certificate for bride and groom with apostille (state certification).
    B) Passport picture page or valid state issued picture I.D. for Bride & Groom.
    C) Witness (18 years up) passport picture page or valid state issued picture I.D. (minimum 2 witnesses) Witnesses can be provided locally if bride and groom are traveling alone at $50 each by a weddingplanner.
    D) Certificate of no impediment for bride and groom (also referred to as a “single status report” and in some states called a “negative statement of marriage”). This certificate of no impediment is obtained at the bureau of vital statistics which is located in the department of health.
    E) If either party has been divorced we need to receive a copy of the 1st and last page of the divorce decree(s).
    F) If either party is a widow(er) we need to receive a copy of the pertaining death certificate.
    All documents are to be faxed for review and then submitted by courier (i.e. FedEx) at least one (1) month prior to desired wedding date. Please contact a wedding planner or your host hotel wedding coordinator.

    Ceremony can take place in the late morning or early afternoon on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.

    Saturdays are also available in the late mornings at an additional $150 surcharge.

    9. Religious Ceremonies

    With some advance planning and submission of documentation, religious ceremonies can also be conducted on-island. The following are the guidelines for the various ceremonies.

    CATHOLIC:

    (Must call first as this is on hold until review of procedures is complete):

    Proof That the prospective bride and groom have attended pre-marriage preparation.
    Permission from their priest to get married in Aruba.
    An official declaration stating that neither party has been previously married in a Church is also required from their local priest.
    Copy of Wedding Certificate showing that they have been legally married in their home country.
    Baptismal and Confirmation certificates of both parties as well as copies of their passports or I.D. Cards.
    The proposed wedding must take place "inside" the Church building.
    All documents must be submitted 4 months prior to chosen wedding date.

    PROTESTANT / EPISCOPALIAN / METHODIST:

    Wedding Ceremony can be affiliated in the local Protestant / Episcopalian or Methodist Churches or anywhere else the couple desires.
    If Married outside Aruba, copy of marriage certificate from their home country.
    Proper attire is required for all "religious blessings"( ie: No Swimsuits nor Wraps for the Bride: Shorts are acceptable for the Groom.

    JEWISH:

    Both partners MUST bet Jewish and need to submit a verification of Judaism from the Rabbi of their hometown
    The Aruban Cantor accepts Jewish status certificates from valid Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Liberal and Re-Constructionist Authorities.
    A formal petition needs to be submitted to the Aruba Jewish Community.
    The wedding ceremony may take place either in the synagogue or any other venue of choice.
    The synagogue of Aruba is an independent Conservative-Reform style congregation.

    AT SEA:

    A boat captain is not authorized to officiate a wedding according to Dutch laws. This applies for international waters as well as in port. The only exception to this rule is if he has been given authority by the country under whose flag the ship is registered.
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    Hey Andrea, hope all is well... Please update your information as legal weddings can be booked Monday through Friday from 9.30am through 11.30am and then from 1.00pm through 3.30pm... Saturday upon request and with a surcharge from 11.00am through 1.30pm! All within the confirmes of the civil house! Regards for now and make it a great weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LissyLampe View Post
    Hey Andrea, hope all is well... Please update your information as legal weddings can be booked Monday through Friday from 9.30am through 11.30am and then from 1.00pm through 3.30pm... Saturday upon request and with a surcharge from 11.00am through 1.30pm! All within the confirmes of the civil house! Regards for now and make it a great weekend!
    Sorry forgot to add.... You do not have to be here ahead of time as I have had couples leave the airport and meet me at the civil house to be legally married! It is not difficult at all, providing you send in the documents ahead of time! Your wedding planner should be able to guide you... Most of my couples love the idea of a full/real destination wedding which of course includes making it legal in Aruba! Good day to all....

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    I often tell my wife, "We may not be married in the States, but we know we are married in Aruba." That's a good reason to keep coming back.

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