Getting Married in Paradise

Many people dream of the perfect intimate ocean side wedding ceremony. Whether your dream wedding is ocean side or a lavish ceremony in a grand location, Guam has it all. Here is your simple guide to getting married on Guam.

Step 1

Make sure you have photo identification such as a drivers license or a passport and birth certificates for both bride and groom.

For non-U.S Citizens, a “Marriage License Affidavit” form from the Office of Vital Statistics must be completed and notarized on Guam. Notary Publics can be found in the Yellow Pages of the local telephone directory or any bank. Rates range from $10-$25 per notarized document.

Step 2

Both parties need to be present to fill out the marriage application at the Vital Statistics Office located at the Public Health building in Mangilao:

Department of Public Health and Social Services
Office of Vital Statistics (first floor)
123 Chalan Kareta Route 10
Mangilao, Guam 96923
Tel: (671) 735-7292/7263/7185/7280
Fax: (671) 734-5910

The application is also available online.

Step 3

Pay the fees, which were $30 as of August 2011. There is a mandatory five-day waiting period between when the application is filed and the license is issued. The license is valid for 60 days after it is issued. After that, the process starts again.

To waive the 5 day waiting period required for processing of the marriage license, an affidavit of “Good Cause Shown” must be completed and filed with the Office of Vital Statistics. A non-refundable fee of $50 will be assessed for the wavier, if approved.

Step 4

After commencement of the ceremony, you must take the executed marriage certificate to the Office of Vital Statistics located in first floor of the Department of Public Health and Social Services building in Mangilao within 10 working days.

A certified copy of your marriage certificate will be provided to you within a few minutes. A non-refundable fee of $10 will be assessed for each certified copy of the marriage license.

See our article Planning Your Wedding on Guam.

Wedding Planners

Ginza Couture Naoco, Guam
540 Pale San Vitores Rd. Suite 100
Tumon, GU 96913
Tel: (671) 646- 1242
Fax: (671) 647-0479
naoco@guam.net

Hilton Guam Resort & Spa
202 Hilton Road
Tumon Bay, Guam 96913
Tel: (671) 646-1835
guam@hilton.com

Hyatt Regency Guam
1155 Pale San Vitores Road
Tamuning, GU 93913
Tel: (671) 647-1234
Fax: (617) 647-1235

Outrigger Guam Resort
1255 Pale San Vitores Road
Tamuning, Guam 96913
Tel: (671) 649-9000 Fax: (671) 647-9710
hafaadai@outriggerguam.com

Pacific Islands Club
210 Pale San Vitores Road P.O.Box 9370
Tamuning, Guam 96931
Tel: (671) 646-9171
Fax: (671) 648-2474
Inquiries: picmail@picguam.com
Reservations: reservations@picguam.com

SandCastle
1199 Pale San Vitores Road
Tumon, Guam 96913
Tel: (671) 649-7263
functions@baldyga.com

Westin Resort Guam
105 Gun Beach Road
Tumon, Guam 96913
Tel: (671) 647-1020
westinguam@westin.com

World Bridal Micronesia
627B Pale San Vitores Road
Tumon, Guam 96931
Tel: (671) 647-0005
obata@worldbridal.com

Chapels on Guam

Crystal Chapel

St. Probus Holy Chapel

St. Laguna Chapel

San Vitores Bayside Chapel

Two Lovers Point Wedding Chapel

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