PR Tips: Marriage Requirements

Our Demographic Registry is conveniently located at the Plaza Las Américas mall in San Juan. You can call toll-free at 800-918-7575 from 8 a.m. to midnight daily except holidays to make an appointment. Unlike many Caribbean destinations, you do not need to be a resident of Puerto Rico to get married here. All you need to do is present an affidavit stating that you are not a resident of Puerto Rico, and that the sole purpose of your visit is to get married here. Non-US citizens must also include that you will not be staying in Puerto Rico for more than what is allowed. Affidavits written in the United States must be accompanied by certification of your state’s county clerk. For affidavits written in Republics or Sovereign Countries, the Apostille seal of the Hague Treaty of 1961 is required.