This is a special designation given to a selected group of individual who have met the prescribed qualifications for the appointment as a Bahamas Marriage Officer as set out by the Bahamas Government through it’s Registrar General Office.
And it is these Licensed Bahamas Marriage Officers that are empowered to performs wedding in the Bahamas. And these Marriage Officers can only perform a wedding for which a marriage license has been issue by the Registrar General’s Office.
So to get married in the Bahamas and have your wedding in the Bahamas legal, you really need two things:
- A licensed Bahamas Marriage Officer and
- A Bahamas Marriage License
And to get a Bahamas marriage license you must:
- Be in the Bahamas at least 24 hours before applying
- At least 18 years of age
- Single (never married as certified by an affidavit ) , divorced or widowed.
Here is Glenn Ferguson, a licensed Bahamas Marriage Officer answering the question “What are the requirements for getting married in the Bahamas“
Bahamas Wedding Requirements
Your marriage license is available to you the day after your application as long as you are not over age 40 and still single. If you are then the Registrar General Office requires a waiting period of two weeks to verify your status.
Glenn S. Ferguson is your Bahamas Wedding Officiant at Bahamas Destination Wedding – Helping You To Create Your Memorable Bahamas Wedding. Just email any question you may have to about Bahamas wedding requirements or Bahamas marriage officer to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-242-327-2453 or 1-501-588-4621 USA