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Getting Married In Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago considers marriage to be the union of a man and woman as husband and wife.  There are four kinds of marriages recognized in Trinidad and Tobago:

  • Civil Marriage
  • Hindu Marriage
  • Muslim Marriage
  • Orisa Marriage

Civil, Muslim and Orisa marriages must be performed by a licensed Marriage Officer.  Marriage Officers are ordained ministers of a recognized religious denomination or organization.  Civil marriage is the most common form of marriage in Trinidad and Tobago and can be performed by a Marriage Officer, Warden or the Registrar General. 
All Christian marriages performed in a church are considered civil marriages, provided the presiding minister is a licensed Marriage Officer. 

Under Civil Marriage law you must be 18 years of age to marry in Trinidad and Tobago, but exemptions may be granted on religious grounds.  The minimum age for Muslim marriages is age 12, and the minimum age for Hindu marriages is age 16.  For further information, please contact the Registrar General.