Requirements For Obtaining A Marriage Licence In The Bahamas.
1. Both parties must be in The Commonwealth of the Bahamas at the time of the application.
2. Persons wishing to be married in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas may do so 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, obtain a Marriage Licence (while waiting), and be married on the same day.
3. If either part has been divorced, the original final decree or a certified copy must be produced. If either party is widowed, being certified of the deceased spouse must be produced. If either party is unmarried, being a citizen or resident of the U.S.A., a declaration certifying this fact must be sworn before a U.S. Consul at the American Embassy, Nassau, The Bahamas.
4. 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 person authorized to administer oaths in that country and must accompany the application for the Marriage Licence.
5. The parties must produce some form of identification which has a photograph attached. The identification document must have been issued by a Government Office in the country where the parties reside.
6. The parties must produce evidence of the date of their arrival in The Bahamas.
7. Persons desirous of being married in a Family Island (any island outside of New Providence) can obtain a Marriage Licence at the Commissioner's Office on that island and need not come to Nassau.
8. No blood test is necessary.
9. The fee for the licence is $100.00.
Note: Marriage Licences are issued at the office of the Registrar General in Nassau. This office is open to the public Mondays to Fridays between the hours of 9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m