Anyone wishing to marry while in Long Island, Bahamas
please note these legal requirements:
Application of Marriage: Both couples must be in the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas at the moment of the application
and have been there for no less than 24 hours before the application.
If either person is unmarried, you must certify a declaration of this fact to
be sworn before a Notary Public or other authorized person to administer oaths
in the Bahamas and it must accompany the application for a marriage license.
person wishing to be married must show some form of government issued photo ID.
It must be issued by the government of the country in which each person resides,
such as a driver's license or passport. You will also need your birth certificate
to be shown.
- Each person will need proof of their arrival date of when
they entered the Bahamas such as the immigration entry form that is required to
be filled out upon arrival.
- In Long Island you need to go to the local Government Administrator
in Clarence Town for the application and to be interviewed by
the Administrator. Wedding can be preformed by the Administrator
for $150.00 in his office or he can be taken elsewhere for $300.
Don't forget services are available from Ministers of various
denominations also if wanted. Click
here for a list of churches.
- On Long Island it is the Commissioner's Office. The number
to call is 1.242.337.3030
Caterer: Just about any restaurant on Long Island would
be happy to cater your occasion. Simply call them and ask if
they are interested. Click
here for a list of restaurants. The type of food you would
like determines which restaurant to go to. Max's Conch bar has
done many weddings before - they are more casual food. Pierre's
has also catered weddings - they are fancier food entries. Our
suggestion is to read the reviews in the restaurant
guide to help you determine your taste.
Divorced: If you are divorced, you must present the
original divorce papers. - If either couple has been married
before and divorced, the original final divorce decree or a
court certified copy must be on hand to be shown.
Marriage Blood Test: It is not necessary to have a blood
Marriage Fees: - The present marriage license fee is
$100.00 (Please check as this could change at any time). If
never married there is a notoay fee for affidavit swearing Spinstership
or Bachelorhood of $20.00
Minimum Marriage Age in the Bahamas = 18 without parental
Widowed: If either person is widowed, and original copy
or certified copy of the death certificate must be on hand and