Bahamas Marriage License

A Bahamas Marriage License is a Legal Requirement for an Elopement
or wedding in The Bahamas Call or WhatsApp 1-(242)-395-8495

Bahamas Marriage License

 

Bahamas Marriage License is one of the legal requirements for anyone wishing to have an elopement or wedding in The Bahamas. And only Bahamian marriage license issued by The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Government Registrar General’s Office, Marriages Department in Nassau and Paradise Island and Freeport, Grand Bahama, or at The Government Administrator's office in any of the islands is legally recognized.

A Bahamas marriage license is valid for three months and is only issue once both parties are in the country, so you would have to have your destination wedding within that time. 

Check out Priority Bahamas Marriage License Application Service 

Bahamas Marriage License Eligibility 

The legal age of marriage in The Bahamas is 18 years but if you are under this age, parental consent forms are available for your parents to consent to the marriage. And you must be either single, divorced, or widowed and the following documents are needed...

  • If divorce then the document you will need, is the original copy of your "Divorce Decree Absolute" with a raised seal or color stamp, authenticating it as a legal document.
  • If widowed, then you will need the original death certificate of your deceased spouse.
  • If you are single and have never been married before then you would have to swear an affidavit of single-hood before a justice of the peace, marriage officer, or person authorized to complete the affidavit.
  • A birth certificate is not required for marriage licenses if you have a valid passport.

Watch the video below for information on obtaining a license and eligibility for weddings on your Bahamas vacation.

Bahamas Marriage License Application Process

  1. Complete a Bahamas Marriage License Application form, including having it notarized by a Bahamas Licensed Marriage Officer, then submit this form to the Marriage Registration Section of the Registrar General’s Department.
  2. Present a valid picture ID. A picture ID may take the form of a driver’s license or a valid passport.
  3. Participate in an interview if required:
    1. A Bahamian marrying another Bahamian is not required to be interviewed and the person performing the ceremony can sign the declaration.
    2. A Bahamian marrying a non-Bahamian must be interviewed by the Registrar General. The Registrar has to sign the declaration in this instance.
  4. Non-Bahamian applicants are interviewed by either the Registrars or any of the five designated Marriage Officers.
  5. Once approved, a license is issued after payment of the $100.00 application fee. And to get a certified copy of your Bahamas marriage certificate after the wedding ceremony is $20.00.

Got Questions? Simply click ASK Glenn or Call or WhatsApp 1-(242)-395-8495 to get help with your Bahamas marriage license and other legal requirements for getting married in The Bahamas.

 

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