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How to get almost married in Belize

If you’re considering getting almost married in Belize, here’s my how-to guide having done this myself. 🙂

Firstly, you need a companion for this journey. It’s a little harder to get almost married alone. Here’s my co conspirator:


Step 2, rent a car. A little internet research will tell you that you can’t easily get almost married in San Ignacio, so you need to travel to Belmopan. I recommend car rental as the most expedient method of transport in Belize. That is, of course, assuming you’re in a hurry to get almost married!

Rent a car in San Ignacio

Now that you have transport, you need to find the Ministry of the Attorney General in Belmopan. This is not as easy as it sounds. I recommend parking in the central market and walking. You’ll eventually find a library with a sign on the door that says “Marriage Licence”. The vaguely unfriendly lady should give you the application form and explain the process.

You need to find a justice of the peace and complete the form in front of them.

Forms before a justice of the peace

Here’s the victory pose, we’ve completed and signed the application for a licence to almost marry.

Completed forms

Finally, the most important step in getting almost married is to destroy the paperwork. If you don’t follow this step then you might actually end up married! 🙂

Destroy the forms

So there you have it, how to get almost married in Belize in 5 easy steps!

Posted on: January 18, 2009
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pippi longstocking at 2009-01-21 14:38:07

Hey man. Thanks. This is so helpful. Next time I want to almost get married in Belize, I shall surely consult this indispensable guide. Now all I need to do is find a would be wife with a tendency to jump in headfirst and with extreme reticence.