Bahamas Wedding Planning

Bahamas Wedding PlanningPaperwork Required for a Bahamas Wedding

Bahamas Wedding Planning is straightforward and documents required to be married in the Bahamas are easily obtained.  Your Bahamas Wedding Planner can assist you in applying for your Marriage Licence. Processes are as follows:

Bahamas Wedding Planning – Marriage Licence

Anyone wishing to be married in The Bahamas must first request a licence from the Registrar General’s Department. The legal age of marriage in The Bahamas is 18 years. A marriage licence is valid for three months. After a marriage has taken place, a Marriage Duplicate Register (Form No. 9) should be sent to the Registry by the Marriage Officer as soon as possible.

Bahamas Wedding Planning

Eligibility

Anyone wanting to get married in The Bahamas.

Process

  1. Complete an Application for a Marriage Licence form and submit this form to the Marriage Registration Section of the Registrar General’s Department.
  2. Complete an Application for a Marriage Licence form and submit this form to the Marriage Registration Section of the Registrar General’s Department.
  3. Complete an Application for a Marriage Licence form and submit this form to the Marriage Registration Section of the Registrar General’s Department.
  4. Present a valid picture ID.  A picture ID may take the form of a driver’s licence or a passport.
  5. Participate in an interview if required: Once approved, a licence is issued with the applicable payment.
  • Non-Bahamian applicants are interviewed by either the Registrars or any of the five designated Marriage Officers.

  The following must be noted when applying for a Marriage Licence:

  • Both individuals must complete the application form and be present at the Registrar General’s Department at the time of application for the marriage licence.
  • 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.
  • Non-Bahamian applicants are interviewed by either the Registrars or any of the five designated Marriage Officers.
  • If either person is under the age of 18 they require a Certificate of Consent to Marriage By A Minor (Section 19. Chapter 88).
  • 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.

Note: At this time, this service is only provided in New Providence and Grand Bahama at the Registrar General’s Department.

 

Source: Bahamas Registrar General’s Office