Who can marry? Male and female only. Gay marriage is illegal.
Are there residency requirements? Couples need to be in the Cook Islands three full days before the ceremony to obtain their marriage licence. The Registrar may waive the requirement in special circumstances, but you or your wedding coordinator must apply in advance and a small fee is payable to the government. Application for this licence cannot be made from outside the Cook Islands
What documentation do we need? Bride and bridegroom need their passports and birth certificates. Certificates must be in English or accompanied by a legally certified translation. If one or both parties is divorced, legal proof of that divorce will be required. If you're a widow or widower, a death certificate for the previous spouse needs to be produced.
Are there any age restrictions? The legal age of consent is 21. Anyone younger will have to produce written approval from their parents or legal guardians.