Legal Requirments

Documents and details

Before you get to the ‘I do’s’ there’s a few odds and ends that need to be tied up first. 

The documents to be provided include:

  • 2 copies of passports
  • 2 copies of birth certificates
  • 2 passport photos each
  • Decree absolute (if divorced)
  • Deed  Poll (if name has changed)
  • Death  Certificate and previous marriage certificate if widowed
  • Non-English documentation must be translated into English and duly stamped
  • French  passport holders and citizens of other countries need to submit their documentation to us 3 months prior to your arrival in Mauritius.

The couple should also plan to stay 3 days in Mauritius before their wedding day (must be a working day – not public holidays/Saturday/Sunday) so they could finalise all the local legal procedure for having the required papers for their wedding in Mauritius.  

In order to finalise the wedding paperwork, the future couple will have to go to four different offices that are situated in Port-Louis. All along, the couple will be accompanied by our Wedding Planners.

The four offices to be visited are:

1. Civil Status main office Port Louis - All documents will be double checked and authorised.

2. Attorney at law  - all original documents will be checked here and the affidavits will be prepared

3. Supreme High Court of Mauritius – the couple will Swear Affidavits at the supreme high court of Mauritius. It is very important that the couple will be well-dressed - no shorts for men and arms covered for women (no need for shirt/tie/jackets - smart/casual is acceptable). No children are allowed in the Supreme High Court of Mauritius.

4. Civil Status Sub Office – the last office to visit is the Civil Status Sub Office which is found in the district closest to your hotel for the publication of the wedding. At this point you will discuss the wedding time and vows with the civil status officer. The Civil Status Officer is the only person who can confirm the wedding.