Shared by both France and the Netherlands, St. Martin is a tropical oasis where European culture blends effortlessly with Caribbean flair.
|Currency||Euro, Netherlands Antillean Guilder|
|Language(s)||French, Dutch, Creole|
|Timezone||Atlantic Standard Time (UTC-4)|
|Unique Feature||France-Netherlands Border|
|Good For||Sailing, Snorkeling, Dining|
The best time to visit St. Martin is December through April.
For a legal wedding in St. Martin you will need to register your wedding file (see documents below) and wait for a ten-day publication fee of the marriage banns. If either party is divorced, the original decree must be provided. If either partner is widowed, a death certificate must be provided.
Airport: Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)
Required for Entry: Passport, Onward or Return Ticket, Confirmation of Accommodation
- Photocopies of ID for both parties
- Full birth certificate issued within the last three months (for non-French nationals, it must be issued within the last six months and must be accompanied by a French translation). Apostil Stamp required.
- Copy of proof of address (water, electricity or telephone bill)
- Photocopies of witness’s ID (address and profession)
- Marriage contract (Contrat de Mariage), if applicable
- “Certificat de coutume” – for foreigners only, a document stipulating the laws of the country regarding marriage
- “Certificat de Célibat” – certificate proving celibacy issued within the last 3 months – foreign nationals only
- Death certificate of former spouse, widow/widower
- Copy of previous marriage certificate with proof of divorce or death, if applicable
- Authorization from your superior (if in the military)