Marriage Licenses

Bahamian Marriage Licenses

Requirements

Bahamian Marriage licenses are required for official marriages
  • Both parties must be present in The Bahamas at the time of the application
  • Persons wishing to be married in The Bahamas may apply for a marriage license after one day. That is to say, if a person arrives in The Bahamas on Monday they may come into the Registrar General’s Office on Tuesday to obtain their Marriage License.
  • If either party has been divorced, the original final decree or a certified copy must be produced. If either party is widowed, a certified death certificate must be produced.
  • If either party is unmarried, being a citizen or resident of a country other than the U.S.A, a declaration certifying this fact must be sworn before a Notary Public or other persons authorized to administer oaths in The Bahamas must accompany the application for the Marriage License.
  • The parties must produce some form of identification which has a photograph attached e.g. passport or drivers license and a birth certificate
  • The parties must also bring along their Immigration Cards which will be given them upon arrival in the Bahamas for licensing.
  • Persons desirous of being married in a Family Island (any island other than New Providence) can obtain a Marriage License at the Commissioner’s Office on that Island and need not come to Nassau.
  • No blood test is necessary.