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You will need:
  • Both of your valid, ten year passports.
  • The relevant Decree Absolute should either of you been previously divorced.
  • If the bride-to-be has been divorced for less than 300 days before the wedding then she will need to take a mandatory pregnancy test at resort. 
  • The relevant death certificate should either of you have been previously widowed. 
  • Proof if either of you were adopted you will need proof of adoption.
  • Proof if either of you have previously changed your name by deed poll.
  • A statement of personal details (i.e. names, addresses, job titles etc..)
  • Two witnesses to attend the ceremony.
You will need to be:
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • In Mauritius at least three days before the wedding.
Further Information:
  • You will need to apply to the Central Civil Status Office for a certificate attesting that you are not a citizen of Mauritius and that you are free to marry. 
Central Civil Status Office, 
7th Floor, 
Emmanuel Anquetil Building, 
Port Louis
  • This application needs to be received by the Civil Status Office at least one month prior to the date of your wedding with the following documents:
    • Two photocopies of each birth certificate.
    • Two photocopies of each passport
    • A photocopy of any other document detailed above – decree absolute, death certificate or proof of change of name or adoption. 
  • On arrival in Mauritius you must go in person to the Central Civil Status Office in Port Louis with all of your original documents, as detailed above, in order for them to be verified. You may be required to swear an affidavit before the Chief Registrar. You will then be issued with a certificate declaring you are not a citizen of Mauritius and that you are able to marry. You will be allowed to marry 24 hours after you have been issued with this certificate
  • You will then need to organise visiting an Attorney at Law who will check all of your original documents and prepare your affidavits. 
  • The next step is to attend the Supreme High Court of Mauritius to swear an affidavit that you are free to marry. Please note that men must not wear shorts, but there is no need for a shirt and tie, while women must cover their arms. Please note that no children are allowed in the Supreme High Court of Mauritius.
  • Once this has happened you will need to go to the Civil Status Office in the locality of your hotel or resort the day before your wedding and produce your certificates. For a list of offices please click HERE