Can I have a Catholic wedding ceremony on the beach?
A Catholic Priest will not perform a wedding ceremony outside the church.
Can I have a Jewish wedding ceremony?
Yes you can at no additional cost to you.
I am divorced but I have only had my documents for two months now.
I saw on the website that you have to be divorced three months before you can remarry.
Is this the case?
No, as long as the original divorce decree indicates that the marriage has been
“DISSOLVED” and a “FINAL JUDGMENT” has been granted, a new marriage can take
place at any time.
What is a single declaration and how can I obtain this document?
A single declaration is a sworn document which states the present marital status of an
Can the single declaration be prepared in my home town?
A single declaration should be prepared in the country or state in which the marriage is being
performed. This does not apply to residents of the UK.
Should I apply for my marriage license here in the United States or do I wait until I
arrive in the Bahamas?
A marriage license must be obtained in the country in which the ceremony is being performed.
What document will be given to me to indicate that I have been married in the Bahamas?
At the end of the ceremony, you will be presented with a marriage registration form.
Once the marriage is recorded by the minister, you can request a certified copy of the
marriage certificate from the Registrar General’s Office if it is not included in the wedding package.
How long should I be in the Bahamas before I can get married?
You are required to be in the Bahamas at least 48 hours or 2 business days prior to
your wedding ceremony.
How many witnesses are required?
Two (2) witnesses 18 years or older can sign on your behalf. If you do not have witnesses,
these will be appointed for you at an additional cost.
Does the witnesses have to be family members?
No, anyone can sign as long as the individuals are the required age.
Are the witnesses required to accompany me to city hall to obtain the marriage license?
The witnesses are only required to be present during the ceremony and will be asked to sign
the marriage registration forms at the end of the ceremony.