Frequently Asked Questions
When should I book my beach wedding in Puerto Rico?
To secure your wedding officiant and wedding date, we recommend that you contact us for a consultation at least 45 days before your desired wedding date. This will allow us to discuss your preferences, availability, and legal requirements for your ceremony.
Who can officiate a wedding in Puerto Rico?
To perform a legal wedding ceremony in Puerto Rico, the officiant must have a valid license from the Demographic Registry. All our officiants have this license and are authorized to officiate weddings in Puerto Rico.
Can non-residents get legally married in Puerto Rico?
Puerto Rico welcomes couples who want get married on its beautiful shores. You don't have to be a resident to get married here, but you do have to follow some legal steps. We can help you with all the paperwork and formalities, so you can focus on your special day.
Is gay marriage legal in Puerto Rico?
Puerto Rico is a welcoming destination for LGBTQ+ travelers and residents. The island has legalized same-sex marriage since 2015, following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made it a constitutional right. Puerto Rico also has anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBTQ+ people from harassment and violence in employment, housing, education, and public accommodations.
What are the legal requirements to get married in Puerto Rico?
Identification: You and your partner must show valid, government-issued photo IDs, such as US or PR Real ID, Driver’s license, or Passport. If you are from another country or nationality, you must present your passport.
Birth certificates: You and your partner must provide a copy of your birth certificates.
Previous marriages: If either of you was previously married, you must provide a copy of the divorce decree or death certificate of your former spouse.
Previous name changes: If you or your partner had a legal name change, you must provide the official evidence or documents of the name change.
Future name changes: Your names on your Puerto Rico Marriage Certificate will be the same as on your Birth Certificates. If you want to change your name after getting married, you must do it in your state or country of residence.
Blood tests: You and your partner must submit laboratory or blood test results for syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV. These tests must be done by a laboratory in Puerto Rico or approved by the Puerto Rico Department of Health.
Medical certificate: A doctor licensed to practice in Puerto Rico must sign a medical certificate confirming that you have complied with the lab test requirements. The medical certificate is valid for 10 days from the date it is issued.
Witnesses: You need to have at least two witnesses who are at least 21 years old during the ceremony. They must also show their valid identification.