To help you plan your wedding in The Bahamas we have provided you with some of the most common questions and answers. If you still have any questions that haven't been answered below please contact us by either completing our contact form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need a licence to get married in The Islands of The Bahamas?
Yes, a Bahamian marriage licence is required.
Is there a fee for the marriage licence?
Yes, there is a fee of $120 payable to the Registrar General's Department.
Is a blood test required?
No, a blood test is not required.
Would I be able to use my marriage licence from my own country?
No, only the Bahamian marriage licence is legal in The Islands of The Bahamas.
Can my pastor perform the wedding ceremony?
No, however your pastor may assist the local pastor with the wedding ceremony.
Can I get married on the day I arrive in The Islands of The Bahamas?
No, both parties must have resided in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas for at least 24 hours prior to the date of the application.
Can I apply for a marriage licence by post?
No, both parties must be in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas at the time of the application.
I would like to get married in the Out Islands; do I need to come to Nassau for a marriage licence?
No, you can obtain a marriage licence at the Commissioner's office on that island.
Can I get married at the weekend?
Yes, you can get married on Saturday or Sunday, provided you make your application on Thursday or Friday (working days).
Will my marriage licence be legal in my country?
Yes, The Bahamas marriage licence is a legal document issued by The Bahamas government.
Answers correct at time of publishing.