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How to Marry in the Bahamas

The beautiful beaches of the Bahamas await you as you celebrate your marriage! It's easy to get married in the Bahamas, as you only need to be "resident" for one day. Make sure you bring all your paperwork and you can spend most of your time here relaxing!  

Below are the legalities for marrying in Bahamas, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.

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Bahamas Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in the Bahamas?
Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women. If under 18 years old then parental consent is required.
Two witnesses are required.

 

How long do I have to be resident in the Bahamas before I can get married?
You must be resident for at least one day before applying for a marriage licence, which can be issued on the same day.

 

Getting a marriage licence
Passports valid at least 6 months after departure.
Return air tickets and Bahamas Immigration card obtained on arrival.
A declaration that you are free to marry must be sworn in front of a Notary Public in the Bahamas or in your country of residence and must be submitted along with the application for the marriage licence.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown.
All documents must be notarised by a solicitor.

 

What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Birth Certificates or passports must be shown.
If you have been divorced then the final divorce papers must be shown.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown and your former wedding certificate.
If you are adopted then your adoption certificate must be shown.
If your name has been changed by deed poll then legal proof must be shown, stamped and dated by a solicitor (including if you are divorced and have reverted to your maiden name).

 

Please note: this information is for guidance purposes only and liable to change without notice. Please check with your wedding planner in resort or the relevant embassy of the country in which you intend to marry for up to date details before you marry.


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Bahamas Marriage Registrar's
Office

Office of the Registrar General
PO Box N532
Rodney Bain Building
Parliament and Shirley Street
Nassau, The Bahamas

Tel: +1 242 323-0594
Fax: +1 242 322-5553





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