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Bahamas Marriage License

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A Bahamas Marriage License is one of the marriage requirements for anyone wishing to be married in The Bahamas and this marriage license is issued by the Bahamas Registrar General’s Department. And a Bahamas marriage license is valid for three months.

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Bahamas Marriage License Eligibility

Anyone wanting to get married in The Bahamas. The legal age of marriage in The Bahamas is 18 years.

Bahamas Marriage License Application Process

  1. Complete an Application for a Marriage License form and 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 passport.
  3. Participate in an interview if required
      • A Bahamian marrying another Bahamian is not required to be interviewed and the person performing the ceremony can sign the declaration.
      • A Bahamian marrying a non-Bahamian must be interviewed by the Registrar General. The Registrar has to sign the declaration in this instance.
      • Non-Bahamian applicants are interviewed by either the Registrars or any of the five designated Marriage Officers.

4. Once approved, a license is issued after payment of the $100.00 application fee.

How to get married in the Bahamas

Bahamas Marriage License

6 Easy Steps to Getting Your Bahamas Marriage License

The following must be noted when applying for a Bahamas Marriage License.

    • Bahamians over the age of 40, who do not present a certified copy of a divorce decree or death certificate of a spouse, must wait for a search to be conducted of the records of marriage to ensure that they have not been married before. This search may take up to two weeks.
        • Both individuals must complete the application form and be present at the Registrar General’s Department at the time of application for the marriage license.
            • Non-Bahamians must prove that they have been in The Bahamas at least 24 hours. They are required to present their Immigration Cards as proof of entry.
            • If either person is under the age of 18 they require a Certificate of Consent to Marriage By A Minor (Section 19. Chapter 88).
            • Divorcees/Widows/Widowers – Certified copies of final divorce decrees and certified copies of death certificates must be attached to the application if necessary.
                • Application between Bahamian and Non-Bahamian – When there is an application for marriage between a Bahamian and a Non-Bahamian, the couple is interviewed separately to avoid facilitating a marriage of convenience.
                • Non-Bahamian applicants are interviewed by either the Registrars or any of the five designated Marriage Officers.
              • Marriage Officers – The Registrar General, the Deputy Registrar, Assistant Registrar, Family Island Administrators or Commissioners, and Supreme Court Magistrates are Marriage Officers by virtue of their appointment. Justices of the Peace are not Marriage Officers although there are certain Marriage Officers who are Justices of the Peace.

              Feel free to email any question you may have about getting a Bahamas Marriage License to glenn@bahamas-destination-wedding.com or Tel: 1-(242)-327-2453 or Whatsapp 1-(242)-395-8495

              Glenn S. Ferguson is your Bahamas Wedding Planner & Officiant at Bahamas Destination Wedding – Helping You To Create Your Memorable Bahamas Wedding.