What could be more magical than Getting married in Zanzibar?
Zanzibar provides you with the option of having your wedding in an exotic location and doing it barefoot in beautiful white sandy beaches. Any extras you will need can also be accommodated in this beautiful island of romance and adventure..
According to Zanzibar Laws, a notice must be put on the Municipal Notice Board for the intended marriage twenty-one days prior to the ceremony.
Legal requirements for Marriage is Zanzibar
The legal requirements for marriage in Zanzibar are different from mainland Tanzania. The Embassy suggests that you or the resort where the wedding will take place contact the Government of Zanzibar (contact information below) to discuss your upcoming nuptial.
Regional Commissioner’s Office
Tel: +255 24 230246/7
Please verify with the Regional Commissioner’s Office, but generally the following requirements must be met:
- notarized copies of both birth certificates in English,
- notarized copies of both passports,
- the Certificate of No Impediment,
- notarized copies of a Certificate of Domicile,*
- two passport photos of both individuals, and
- two witnesses (can be locally provided if necessary).
*This document is a sworn affidavit signed by the individual and the notary indicating the current residence of the individual.
According to Zanzibar Laws, a notice must be put on the Municipal Notice Board for the intended marriage twenty-one days prior to the ceremony. There is no waiver available in Zanzibar, so the twenty-one day period is mandatory. The International Certificate of Marriage for marriages performed in Zanzibar is certified in the same manner as described above.
Best time to get married in ZanzibarIt all depends on where you want to get married and what you would like to experience. Most countries in Africa experience a rainy and warm summer, and fine and dry winters.
Spring is a beautiful time to get married in Africa as flowers are blooming, fresh grasses are growing and wildlife is abundant. If you want a beach wedding, spring offers balmy days and warm nights.
Zanzibar is mostly raining in April, May and June and sunny throught out the year. It gets hot in the month of December – March, but we would not recommend late December because this is the festive season and can get very crowded.