|1.||Both individuals must be present and complete the application form|
|2.||Provide proof of identity along with necessary documents|
A Bahamian marrying another Bahamian is not required to be interviewed and the person performing the ceremony can sign the declaration.
A Bahamian marrying a non-Bahamian must be interviewed by the Registrar General. The Registrar has to sign the declaration in this instance.
Non-Bahamian applicants are interviewed by either the Registrars or any of the five designated Marriage Officers. Once approved, a license is issued with the applicable payment.|
|4.||If either person is under the age of 18 they require a Certificate of consent to Marriage By A Minor (Section 19. Chapter 88.)|
|5.||Divorcees. Certified copies of final divorce decrees and certified copies of death certificates must be attached to the application if necessary.|
|6.||Widower.Certified copy of the death certificate of the deceased spouce.|
|7.||Bahamians over the age of 40, who do not present a certified copy of a divorce decree or death certificate of a spouse, must wait for a search to be conducted of the records of marriage to ensure that they have not been married before. The search may take up to two week.
|8.||A license is valid for three (3) months from the issued date.|