Getting Married in the Bahamas
We have all the knowledge and experience to ensure your Bahamian wedding day is seamless and stress-free. Marriage licenses can be arranged on Long Island for just $100 for US Citizens and $140 for our European couples. Local marriage commissioners or an Anglican priest are available to perform the ceremony.
Residency Period: Couples can apply a day after they arrive and can be married as soon as they receive their approved license (usually the day after the application)
Proof of Identification and Residency: Both parties must show a valid passport, birth certificate and photo ID as well as evidence of the date of arrival in the Bahamas. The Bahamas Immigration Card or entry stamp in your passport will suffice.
Witnesses: Two witnesses, (at least 18 years old), must sign your marriage license. If it’s just the two of you, we can provide witnesses.
Fees: Commissioner fees are $400. The average cost of a marriage license is $120 and includes one certified copy of the marriage license. Additional certificates are available at $20 each. Apostilles (certifications) are $10 each when required. Prices are subject to change slightly per government requirements.
Divorced: If either party has been divorced, the original final decree or a certified copy must be produced. Where applicable, a translated, certified and notarized copy of the final decree must be produced.
Single Persons: If either party is single and never married before, a declaration certifying this fact must be sworn before a notary public or other person authorized to administer oaths in the country of residence. This document must accompany the application for the marriage license. The declaration can also be obtained in the Bahamas from an attorney-at-law or notary public.
Widowed: If either party is widowed, the original death certificate or a certified copy must be produced. Where applicable, a translated, certified and notarized copy of the death certificate must be produced.