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Mauritius (& Rodriguez Is)

Here are the all the details we have for Mauritius (& Rodriguez Is):


Mauritius High Commission

32/33 Elvaston Place London SW7 5NW
Tel: (020) 7581 0294-8
Open Mon-Fri: 0930-1300 and 1400-1700

Source: Foreign Embassies in the UK at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office web site.


Wedding Information

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To get married in this country you will need to bring your original documents and photocopies thereof. English is an official language of this country, so you will probably not need a translation of the following documents to get married:

+ Birth Certificate
Full birth certificate of both bride and groom required.
+ Affidavit
If never previously married, an Affidavit certifying single status.
+ Decree Absolute
If divorced, provide with a court stamp. An additional copy is usually required.
+ Spouse's Death Certificate
If widowed, former spouse's Death Certificate and previous Marriage Certificate.
Together with previous marriage certificate.
+ Proof of Change of Name
Proof that has been stamped and signed by a solicitor is required if either party has changed their name by deed poll or statutory declaration. This also applies if a previously married woman has reverted to using her maiden name.
+ Adoption Certificate
If either party was adopted, adoption certificate is required.

Other details required for legal statements include:

+ Full Names
Bride and groom's full names.
+ Addresses
Bride and groom's full addresses.
+ Occupations
Bride and groom's occupations.

Other:

+ Residency
Minimum residency period, excluding day of arrival, in working days.
2 days.
+ Passport
Valid 10-year passport of both bride and groom required.
+ Parental Consent
Notarised Statutory Declaration or Affidavit. Required if under 18, unless otherwise stated.
Parental consent is required if a party is under 20 years of age.
Minimum age to marry without parental consent is 20 years.

Other notes:

+ If single and being married by a minister, both parties must have a letter from their minister, stating denomination and that they are single and free to marry
+ If the bride has been divorced in the last 10 months they must obtain a medical certificate

In order to obtain a Marriage Licence, certain important legal formalities must be performed on arrival.

Marriages abroad are recognised by UK law only if they were were conducted in accordance with the local law of the country - although it cannot be registered at a UK register office. If there is any doubt about the legality, contact the Home Office before making any arrangements.

Seek advice from your GP in case you require any vaccinations or medical advice at least 3 months before departure date.

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