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  • Getting Married In The Cook Islands

The Cook Islands contain some of the most diverse scenery of any island group in the South Pacific. The scent of frangipani lingers in the air, clear turquoise waters gently stroke the white sandy shores, and the gentle wind sways the fronds of coconut palms.

The magical tranquillity is only matched by the people themselves. A smiling face greets you at every turn, the hospitality is warm and spontaneous, and the mood relaxed.

The Cooks are a great place to stop over en route to Downunder, travelling around the Pacific or around the World.

They are also a fabulous one-stop vacation destination. IslandsEscapes can custom make an escape for you that includes the best airfare.

The Cook Islands are perfect for honeymoons.

Getting Married In The Cook Islands

Cook Island marriages are internationally recognized and are legally binding worldwide. It is recommended that you check with the marriage-licensing bureau in your state or province for local requirements regarding marriages.

  • The Legal age of consent to marry in the Cook Islands is 20 years, otherwise written approval by parents is required.
  • Application for Marriage License must be made in person to the Registrar of Marriages in the Cook Islands at Avarua at least 3 working days prior to the marriage.
  • Your passport and birth certificate will be required when filling out the "Notice of Intended Marriage" at the Registrar's Office.
  • If divorced a copy of the Decree Absolute will be required.
  • All documents must be in English.
  • You must register at least three full working days prior to your wedding date.
  • If you are getting married in Aitutaki, you must arrive at least three full working days prior to your wedding date.

Please note: The information provided above is to be used only as a guide. We advise in all cases that you contact the relevant official government offices of the destination at which you choose to marry, for up-to-date legal requirements, before booking your wedding.

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