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Weddings - Cape Verde Islands
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Due to the minimum 30 day rule for tourists to be on the island before they can have a Legal Civil Marriage performed here, we are not able to provide a service for legal weddings for tourists visiting Cape Verde for just 2 or 3 weeks.
Once you have read the information on this page and opened the links to other informative pages about our wedding services, if you then decide you would like more information, click on the Secure Zone link above and fill in the enquiry form for wedding services.
It is better for couples who live in the UK and other countries to have their marriage legally performed and registered at the Notary or Registry Office in their own country, then if they choose, come to Cape Verde to have their marriage 'Blessed'. Blessings are symbolic ceremonies, they are not recognised as a legal marriage, but we will explain the reasons for this:
We would be able to arrange a Religious Marriage Blessing or Renewal of Vows for couples with the Evangelical Church if they are visiting Sal for a one or two week holiday or honeymoon.
We also arrange for couples to have a 'Love and Devotion' Reading (a non-religious reading). These ceremonies can be held at or near to venues on Sal . The Love and Devotion readings are a romantic jesture and are provided at a fixed price for the fraction of the cost of a 'Marriage Blessing'.
The Evangelical Church is not recognised by Cape Verde Law for providing legal marriages on the islands, therefor this type of blessing cannot be registered or Notarised in Cape Verde or in most other countries, including the UK. This religious marriage blessing by the Evangelical Church is a marriage blessing which has been performed on the islands of Cape Verde for many years.
If Cape Verdeans wish to legally marry here with a Civil marriage, they will have to arrange to do this themselves separately and directly with the Notary. They may then also arrange their own Religious Blessing with the Evangelical Church.
We have previoulsy been able to offer ceremonies on the ilsand of Boavista, however due to a number of logistical problems and other issues we will no longer be able to provide these services. Additional information about our services on Sal is available within the following links:
If you want to know more about why it is difficult to arrange a Legal (Notarised) marriage, click here: Legal Marriages .
We have a great deal of information about the Cape Verde Islands and much more: Click here for summary
Request for informationWe are not able to respond to some requests instantly. Some requests require more detailed replies, research and contacting partners who also may not be able to respond instantly. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible. It is important that you read through the various pages in the Unsecure and Secure pages. We have endeavoured to provide most of the information on the website however, there are some queries received that we haven't provided answers to before, which we may then add to FAQ's and/or on other pages of the website.
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To access more information and prices for each service you will need to register and provide some details. You will find more information on the services within the secure zone about:
- UK Citizens - Getting Married Abroad
- Wedding information
- UK Florist
- Matrimonial Evangelical Church Service
- Love and Devotion readings
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