Persons under the age of eighteen years not being a widower or widow.
If both parties to the marriage do not reside in the Islands, an application signed by both persons may be made to the Governor for the grant of a special licence for such marriage. This should be submitted through the Passport Office.
A marriage officer is not authorized to formalize a civil partnership unless the person is also appointed as a Civil Registrar or a civil partnership officer.
The Act requires that the marriage register be presented to one of the parties to the marriage as soon as the marriage is solemnized. The marriage officer is required to file the duplicate marriage register thereafter with the Registry. As soon as it is filed with the Registry an official certified copy may be provided upon request.
To register a marriage, the marriage officer is required to present the duplicate marriage register to the Registry.