an ideal honeymoon destination. Foreign couples wishing to get married can now do so
following changes in the Civil Status Act which repealed the statutory residency
is a civil legal ceremony and similar in style to that performed at a Register Office. The
ceremony, in English, normally takes place on the beach at selected hotels and is presided
over by the Island Registrar. The hotel management provides interpreters in cases of
language difficulties and deals with paperwork and any local problems.
be performed from Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays, and depend also on the
commitments of the Registrar. Details of tour operators specialising in weddings and
honeymoons can be obtained from the Mauritius Government Tourist Office.
travel, tour operators will need copies of the first six pages of both passports and both
birth certificates which are forwarded to the authorities for processing in Mauritius.
Documentary evidence is required in cases of divorce, change of name or where one or both
parties are widowed.
of getting married are quite simple. Having arrived at the hotel, arrangements are made to
swear the original documents at the Supreme Court in Port Louis and a date is fixed with
the Registrar. For further information, please contact:
Civil Status, 7th level, Emmanuel Anquetil Building, Port Louis.
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