Bahamas Marriage Requirements
- Both parties must be in the Bahamas at the time of the application.
- Both parties must have resided in the Bahamas for not less than one day prior to the date of the application.
- If either part is a minor (a person under 18 years of age), parental consent is required.
- 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.
- If either party is widowed, an original or certified copy of the death certificate of the deceased spouse must be produced.
- 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.
- The parties must produce a valid passport for identification.
- 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).
- No blood test is necessary.
- 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)