Wedding Chairs With Roses On The Back In Mauritius

The 'Marital Status Act' states that non-residents can get married the day following the posting of the marriage banns. However before you marry you will need to obtain a certificate issued by the Prime Minister’s Office issues to the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Mauritius confirming that you are not Mauritian citizens or Mauritian residents.

The paperwork : To do this you need to send a request to the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 7th Floor, Emmanuel Anquetil Building, Port-Louis. Tel: (230) 201 1727, Fax: (230) 211 2420 Email address: civstat@mail.gov.mu. The document must be accompanied by 2 birth certificate copies of both spouses and of their passports (first three pages), as well as any other document relating to cases of divorce or widowhood.

A request for a non-resident certificate must reach the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages at least 10 days before the date set for the marriage so forget about marrying this weekend.

A Marriage can take place in the presence of a Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages or at the hotel. Catholics wishing to get married in Mauritius are requested to contact the Port-Louis Diocese to obtain the necessary information. Tel: (230) 208 3068 Fax: (230) 208 6607.

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