Bahamas Marriage Requirements


Bahamas Marriage Requirements Now that you have chosen your wedding destination in the Caribbean, here are a few things you should know for that perfect Bahamian Wedding. A marriage license is required no matter where or how you get married. A Bahamian Marriage Certificate is legally recognized around the world, so you do not have to worry about any problems.

To fulfill the Bahamian requirements you and your partner must apply in person for the marriage license at least 24 hours before the ceremony. Ensure you bring along with you a copy of the immigration card or letter if you travel be air or sea respectively. You must be able to provide evidence of age, photograph and passport or driver license from your country. If one of you is under age, parental consent is required and these forms of consent can be found from the Registrar General’s office.

An official document is required for proof of status this must be signed by a notary public or other persons with authorization oath to the Bahamian government. No blood test is necessary. But, if one of you has been married before, the original final decree must be presented in English when applying. In the case that one of you is widowed, the death certificate of the deceased spouse must be produced.For European couples you may also require an apostle copy of the marriage certificate, this can be obtained after the ceremony, and the process generally takes ten days to be completed.

Now that you have met the Bahamian wedding requirements, you and your partner should visit the
Registrar General Office located at 50 Shirley Street, Nassau or you can fax the request prior to your arrival at 242-322-5553, during the hours of 9:30am and 4:00pm and make your application. The required fees for marriage is US$100.00, you can collect your marriage license the next day, once there are no problems with the documents. Your marriage license is valid for 90 days upon receipt.

Persons from around the world often choose the Bahamas for a dream destination, as it offers just the impeccable mixture of sun, sand and beautiful scenery landscape for any style wedding you desire.