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Requirement for a Marriage License


  • Both parties must be in the Bahamas at the time of application and have been a resident for 24 hours prior to the date of application.
  • If either party has been divorced, the original final decree or a court certified copy with a raised seal must be produced. For Europeans, the original decree or a court certified copy with a raised seal must be produced in the native language along with a translated certified or notarized copy in English.
  • If either party is widowed, an original or certified copy of the death certificate of the deceased spouse must be produced.
  • For parties who have never married, a declaration certifying this fact must be sworn before a notary public or other person authorized to administer oaths in the Bahamas and such declaration must accompany the marriage application.
  • For all cruise ship passengers applying for a marriage licence must obtain a letter from the purser’s office stating that the ship has been in Bahamian waters for 24 hours prior to submitting application for a licence.
  • Both parties must produce a valid passport for identification and evidence of the date of arrival in the Bahamas, which is the immigration entry card.
  • Marriage licence fee is $100.
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