Questions and Answers About Getting Married in the Bahamas
Do I need a license to get married in
the Bahamas? Yes, a Bahamian marriage license from the
government is required. It costs$100.00 -- payable to the
Registrar General's Department.
Are there professional wedding photographers located in Bahamas that are experienced in traditional and portrait wedding photography styles?
Yes, please visit Bahamas Wedding Photography for more information.
Would I be able to use my marriage
license from my country? No, only the Bahamian marriage license
is legal in the Bahamas.
Can I use a photographer from outside the Bahamas?
Yes, but you (and your photographer) will have to apply for a permit and pay a $300 fee with the Department of Immigration and Customs.
Can I get married the same day as my
arrival in the Bahamas? No, both parties must have resided in
the Bahamas for not less than one day prior to the date of the
Can I apply for a marriage license by
mail? No, both parties must be in the Bahamas at the time of the
Is a blood test required to get married
in the Bahamas? No. A blood test is not required to get married
in the Bahamas.
Can I get married on the weekend? Yes,
you can get married on Saturday or Sunday, provided you make
application during the working days of Thursday or Friday.
Would my marriage license be legal in
my country? Yes, the Bahamas marriage license is a legal