Tips for the Superior Court – Getting married in the United States Virgin Islands is very easy and stress free. A couple is not required to have a blood test or a one day stay. However, both parties are required to appear before the Court Clerk to be sworn in. Couple can appear together or separately, but must be sworn in before a wedding can be legal in the United States Virgin Islands. Please don’t forget to bring a government issued ID to the Superior Court to show as an ID. The ID can be a Passport or a Driver’s License. If this is not the first marriage for either party, then an original divorce decree from your most recent divorce must be obtained from the court where the divorce was made final with the court stamp, judges ‘ signature or raised seal (not notarized) and in English. In order to have a legal ceremony here in the Virgin Islands, you must be divorced for at least (30) days or more prior to your wedding date. Please note: If any of the party is a widow, a certified death certificate is required .Upon supplying these documents to Keya`s Exquisite Touch, we will thave them processed to the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands . Please note: Once these documents are supplied to the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands, they become property of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands and can not be given back. If your wedding is on a holiday or a Sunday, the court will open for an additional fee of $150.00 + $100.00 for the Application for Marriage License and the Certificate of Marriage Application.
An appostile can also be obtained for all European Clients at a cost of $50.00 and will be mailed with the certified marriage license.
Dress Code for the Superior Court of the United States , Virgin Islands- Business casual attire is required. No flip flops, short pants or skirt, no open shoulders, no tank top or swim wears. Remember you will be appearing before the court, dress appropriately or you will be denied from entering the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.
Superior court of the Virgin Islands Holidays
January 1st- New Year`s Day*
January 6th – Three Kings Day**
Third Monday in January – Martin Luther King Day*
Third Monday in February – Presidents` Day**
March 31 Transfer Day **
March or April – Holy Thursday (Thursday before Easter)**
Easter Sunday** & Easter Monday**
April – Carnival (check with court house for specific dates. carnival varies from year to year).
Last Monday in May – Memorial Day*
July 3rd- VI Emancipation Day**
July 4th – Independence Day*
First Monday in September – Labor Day*
November 1st – Liberty Day **
First Tuesday in November- Election Day**
November 11th – Veterans` Day**
Fourth Thursday in November – Thanksgiving Day*
25 December – Christmas Day*
26 December – Boxing Day**
*= Superior Court is closed for Business.
**= A holiday in the Virgin Islands, however, the Superior Court is opened from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM for an additional fee of $150.00.