Minimum residency period prior to marriage: 3 working days
Minimum age : 18 years old
Valid original 10-year UK/Irish passport, which expires more than 6 months after the date of your return to the UK.
The original of your birth certificate.
If you have been divorced, the original of your decree absolute and the previous marriage certificate
If you have been widowed, the original of your partner's death certificate.
If you have changed your name, the original deed poll proof of name change will be required. Please note that if you have been divorced and have reverted to using your maiden name then this counts as a change of name, and proof of that change will be required.
If you were adopted, the original and a certified copy of your adoption certificate.
Before you travel:
Guests marrying in the Seychelles will need to send photocopies of the documents listed to us at least 8 weeks before the date.
ALL ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE TAKEN WITH YOU WHEN YOU TRAVEL
Translation of documents
All legal documents must be in English or legally translated into English. All translated documents must be from a legal translator with letterhead, stamp and seal from the translator's office or notarised by a Notary Public. Occasionally the documentation will have to be sent to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for their approval before being sent back to the notary to sign.
The Wedding Ceremony
In most destinations, your wedding ceremony will be conducted Monday to Saturday (excluding local holidays and subject to availability). Generally, your wedding will take place in the grounds of the hotel unless otherwise specified. Many hotels offer wedding gazebos for extra privacy. Some hotels may offer more than one wedding per day with the first wedding taking place at around 10am with the last wedding at 4pm. The majority of our weddings are conducted by a marriage officer whose title varies depending on the resort. Where it is possible to be married by a Minister, the ceremony will be non-denominational unless otherwise stated and will be a Civil wedding.
Tropical Sky Weddings and the information given above only apply to couples: who were born in the UK/Ireland and have a valid UK/Irish passport (with some months validity on return home). If you do not fulfil these requirements you must advise us. Couples should be referred to the embassy of the country of origin and the country where they wish to marry as they may require extra documentation to satisfy their own embassy requirements – Tropical Sky cannot advise on this and couples must investigate this on their own.
Additional wedding administration fees may apply if you are of mixed nationality and you will require additional apostilles on the marriage certificate as well as a authentication letter. Please note that for the mixed couples all documents must translated in English and notarised. If you are of French, Swiss or Italian origin, additional procedures prior and after the wedding will be required of you. Costs are minimal & payable locally. Average additional fees would be €20 for an apostille stamp on your marriage certificate (this is to confirm the wedding is legal in your own country). You may also require an extra copy of the marriage certificate (€8) and an authentication letter (€20).
As Tropical Sky weddings have no jurisdiction over hotels/resorts/venues/legal requirements and their charges, we cannot be responsible for any increases or changes to these wedding arrangements. We will, however, endeavour to advise you of changes as soon as we are made aware of them.