I got married in St Lucia in 1987, I am assuming that the marriage is legally binding in the U.K. I now want to get a divorce, do I go about it in the normal way I would for a U.K marriage? The other problem I have is with my Marriage certificate, I cant find it, do I need it and if so where do I get a copy. we plan to sort the divorce ourselves with as little involvement as possible from a solicitor. Any advice would be welcome.
if you dont have certificate you will have to write to this place I think to get a copy St Lucia
Registrar of Civil Status, Peynier Street, Castries, St Lucia, tel: (758) 452-1257
Once you have obtained your marraige certificate you simply follow the usual steps for divorce - there is no special steps for a ceremony having taken place abroad, and yes, your marraige is legally recognised here.
I realise you asked this question many years ago but I am wondering how you found the divorce process? My partner and his wife have been separated for a number of years and we’re advised by a solicitor that a divorce would need to be granted in St Lucia. We’re all hoping they’ve been badly advised!