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St. Thomas - U.S. Virgin Islands

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MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS

Type, print and sign the Application for Marriage License, & License and Certificate of Marriage forms (on the License and Certificate of Marriage, groom to sign #15 and bride to sign #16; and on the Application for Marriage License, both sign where it says "signature" in the proper columns for groom and bride). Both forms are then mailed with the other items below.


* Applications should attach a letter with the application detailing:

1. Dates of visit to the island.

2. The date you plan to pick up your marriage license.

3. Date of wedding & wedding officiate.

4. Your daytime phone number.


If either party is divorced, a certified copy of divorce decree must accompany the application (a "certified copy" is stamped with the raised seal from the court where your divorce was issued). If former partner is deceased, a certified copy of the death certificate must accompany the application. Divorce decrees and death certificates must be in English. The court wants your ENTIRE DIVORCE DECREE.


A postal money order or certified check made out to the Superior Court of the USVI must accompany the application.


The Superior court must receive your marriage license application at least 8 days prior to you picking up your license on St Thomas.


The couple must pick up their marriage license in person from the Superior Court, with a form of photo identification and your copy of the postal money order receipt.


The Virgin Islands are a US territory.  So your marriage license will be recognized in every jurisdiction of the United States.

There are no residency requirements to get a marriage license.

There is no waiting period to get your marriage license after you file the application.  The marriage application must be received by the courthouse 8 days prior to your arrival.

There are no blood tests required.

Same-sex marriages are legal in the Virgin Islands.

Most foreign countries also recognize a marriage performed in the Virgin Islands through an additional document called an Apostille.


TRAVEL INFORMATION

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

The US Virgin Islands choose to follow the mainland US entry requirements. As with the mainland, any non-US citizen must follow the Visa Waiver Program. When travelling to the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S./American Samoan citizens enjoy all the conveniences of domestic travel – including on-line check-in – making travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands easier than ever. As an American territory, travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands does not require a passport for American/American Samoan citizens who are travelling from any part of the United States or its territories, as long as a foreign place is not touched during the journey. Citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau only need a passport to enter. Citizens of Canada can do not require a visa for entry, and can study and work under the TN Status. Any citizen of Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, and the US/American Samoa citizen can live, work and travel freely for a unlimited time while in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Upon departure, a passport is required for all but U.S. citizens. The territory is a "free port" in a separate customs zone from the mainland United States; this means that everyone going to the mainland must go through customs, even though there are no customs when arriving from the mainland. A passport is recommended to make returning easier, and you'll have to plan your purchases accordingly and leave a little extra time to make your departing flight.


Travel under the Visa Waiver Program is limited to tourism or business purposes only; neither employment nor journalism is permitted with a Visa Waiver. The 90-day limit cannot be extended nor will travel to Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean reset the 90-day limit. Take care if transiting through the US on a trip exceeding 90 days to Canada and/or Mexico. See Visa Waivr Program requirements for the U.S. mainland for more information.

All travelers arriving in the U.S. Virgin Islands from outside the United States (including U.S. citizens) must meet the requirements for entry (or re-entry) to the United States.


CURRENCY

The U.S. Dollar is the currency used in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

LANGUAGE

English is the primary spoken language, but Spanish and Creole are also heard throughout the three islands. Many locals speak in a distinct dialect, as a result of the French, Danish and Spanish influence on the destination.

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The U.S. Virgin Islands offers year-round warm temperatures with averages of 77°F (25°C) in winter and 82°F (28°C) in summer.

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The United States Virgin Islands is part of the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean. The three principal islands – St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas – are magnificent tropical environments, each distinguished by its own personality. Saint Croix is the largest to the south of the rest of the Virgin Islands. Saint John is beautiful and more relaxed and Saint Thomas is the bustling capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands—the most populated one.

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The US VI offers some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, with white sands and blue warm ocean. Among them you will find Turtle Beach, Buck Island, located 1.5 miles off the northeast side of St. Croix. Chenay Bay, found at east on St. Croix’s end, is a perfect spot for families, with shallow waters and plenty of room to run around. Another example is Maho Bay, a secluded, white sand beach where to perform a variety of water sports, including sailing, scuba, wind surfing and snorkeling. Trunk Bay, St. John’s most famous and photographed beach, is also the site of the Virgin Islands National Park Underwater Snorkel Trail. Do not forget to visit Magens Bay, St. Thomas’s most popular beach, Sapphire Beach, with its sapphire-blue waters great for snorkeling, windsurfing, jet skiing and Secret Harbour, located on the quieter East End of St. Thomas.

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Cyril E. King International Airport (IATA: STT) is a public airport located two miles (3 km) west of the central business district on the island of St. Thomas. The airport also serves nearby St. John and is often used by those traveling to the British Virgin Islands. Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (IATA: STX) is a public airport located six miles (10 km) southwest of Christiansted on the island of St. Croix.

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The islands are home to many artisans that craft exquisite pieces. You can find galleries sprinkled throughout, but you can also find that perfect memento at a gift shop. When you need a new swimsuit or want to pick up some resort wear to round out your wardrobe, you’ll find a wide selection at all price points at several island stores, Shop for island-made hot sauce, exotic coffees, fruit-flavored teas and much more at stores across both St. John and St. Thomas.

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St. Thomas has the liveliest nightlife in the Virgin Islands, especially in Red Hook on the East End, for dancing, bar hopping or karaoke. Many bars/clubs play a mixture of American hits and popular Caribbean music. Happy hour at bars and restaurants is popular, includes discounts on food and drinks and is a good way to start a fun evening.

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The cosmopolitan St. Thomas offers sophisticated dining full of fine restaurants. Restaurant choices are grouped around three cuisines: Caribbean, American and Multi-Cuisine. Some restaurants focus on seafood, but also on burgers, continental cuisine, Mediterranean, BBQ, steakhouse, Sushi restaurants. Other options are Spanish, German, Mexican, Thai, and Chinese restaurants.

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Have fun with parasailing excursions and jet ski tours around the fantastic views of St. Thomas. Other popular choices are board sports like stand up paddle boarding or kitesurfing. Windsurfing is available at some hotel beaches. Bodyboarding, surfing and skimboarding are popular when conditions are favorable. St. Thomas and St. John are close enough to each other that they share many of the same dive sites in the Pillsbury Sound area including Carval Rock, Congo Cay, Grass Cay, Mounds at Mingo, Arches and Tunnels of Thatch and Lovango Cay.

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St. Thomas's history and culture alone are worth a visit to the island. Fort Christian, a U.S. National Landmark, is the oldest standing structure in the Virgin Islands and home to the Virgin Islands Museum, where early island memorabilia and old maps trace the islands' history. Market Square, a bustling produce marketplace, was once one of the West Indies' busiest 18th-century slave markets.

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