|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Marriage Licence Application
Anyone wishing to be married in the Bahamas must first request a license from the Registry.
The legal age of marriage in the Bahamas is eighteen (18).
A marriage license is valid for three months.
Who is allowed to perform marriage ceremonies?
The person must be a Registered Marriage Officer of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Is the marriage certificate I receive at my ceremony an official document.
No. The marriage officer who performed the ceremony must register the marriage. A certified copy must have the official seal of the Registrar General.
Why do I need a certified copy of the marriage certificate?
It is required by many lending institutions and insurance companies. Also if the wife now wishes to have a passport with the marriage surname.
REGISTRAR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENTSHIRLEY HOUSE50 SHIRLEY STREET, SHIRLEY & CHARLOTTE STREETNASSAU, BAHAMASNfirstname.lastname@example.org