Bahamas Marriage Requirements

Weddings In The Bahamas License Requirements

To obtain a marriage license in the Bahamas couples must meet the below legal requirements.

  1. Both parties must be in the Bahamas at the time of the application.
  2. Both parties must have resided in the Bahamas for not less than one day prior to the date of the application.
  3. If either part is a minor (a person under 18 years of age), parental consent is required.
  4. If either party has been divorced, the original final decree or a court certified copy (with a raised seal) must be produced. For European residents, the original decree or a certified copy (with a raised  seal) must be produced in the native language along with a translated certified or notarized copy in English.
  5. If either party is widowed, an original or certified copy of the death certificate of the deceased spouse must be produced.
  6. If either party is unmarried a declaration certifying this fact must be sworn before a notary public or other person authorized to administer oaths in the Bahamas and such declaration must accompany the application for the Marriage License.
  7. The parties must produce a valid passport for identification.
  8. The parties must produce evidence of the date of their arrival in the Bahamas (i.e. immigration card, which you receive when you enter the Bahamas).
  9. No blood test is necessary.
  10. The fee for a marriage license is $100.00

NOTE: Marriage licenses are issued at the office of the Registrar General located in Nassau. This office is opened to the public Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9:30am and 4:00pm. The office is closed on weekends and Bahamian public holidays)


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