We are all about making your wedding in paradise a stress-free event at UBW.  Thus we want you to know ahead of time what is going to be required of you to obtain your much desired Bahamian marriage license.  Just take note of these  important facts and documents, so that you can prepare them before your scheduled trip here.  Again, please click here if you are ready to signup for our small beach wedding solution on our CONTACT  US page; or if you still haven't yet downloaded our FREE Bahamas Weddings Guide then please click here

Bahamas Marriage License Requirements & Legal Information


* Both parties must be in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas at the time of the application to obtain a license.

* Both parties must have resided in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas for not less than one (1) day prior to the day of the application. (Note that this is referring to one business day.  Thus, for Friday/Saturday/Sunday wedding ceremonies, your arrival in Nassau must be scheduled for no later than Thursday morning).

* The parties must produce some form of photo identification which must be attached. (Passport or driver's license are the preferred id types).


* The license fee of US$100.00 must be paid at the Registrar`s General Office in Nassau,Bahamas.  (Note that this fee is NOT included in UBW's charge).


* NEVER MARRIED -  If either party is not married, a declaration certifying this fact must be sworn before a Notary Public or Justice of The Peace in The Bahamas and such a declaration must be attached to the application to secure a marriage license. (Note that UBW is a one-stop solution, as we DO provide such JP services at nominal costs).

* DIVORCED - If either party has been divorced, the original final decree or a court certified copy must be produced.

* WIDOWED - If either party is widowed, an original or certified copy of the death certificate of the deceased spouse must be produced.



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