Barefoot on the beach, the crystal sea rushes gently, a warm summer breeze couvers you with a soft kiss and everything you still have to do is to say YES. This dream of a romantic marriage is Bahamas reality. But there is also a place for more unusual wishes, because even the word 'yes' is possible under water at the Bahamas. The dazzling residents of the colourful underwater world are marriage visitors and with a little luck there is a dolphin as a witness. Of course, also the classic passage to the altar is possible, on a wide variety of denominational churches. To friends and relatives an impression of this wonderful experience could be able to convey, by the wedding photos before sunset or in front of fragrant tropical flower bushes on one of the Cays called small islands, which are getting explored after a romantic sailing trip. After these wonderful experiences the Bahamas lay to the brides and grooms feet for Honeymoon. No matter whether you prefer a beach under palm trees, or a vacation experience with plenty of water sports, the Bahamas offer a dream start to a happy marriage. Before marriage some formalities are to be considered also on the Bahamas. Within 24 hours after the arrival on the Bahamas an application for marriage should be done at the “Registrar General" at Nassau or Freeport meanwhile both partners reside on the islands. The Office of the “Registrar General" is opened weekdays from 9.30 - 16.30. The license is valid for three months and costs about 100 U.S. dollars. For the ceremony itself the bride and groom must be at least 15 days on the Bahamas, but in exceptional cases the time limit could have been reduced down to 24 hours. In addition, the entry pass and an entry document (for example, immigration card or airline ticket) with the note of the entry date are nescessary.
For the city Nassau:
The Registrar General RE Bain Building Corner of Parliament and Shirley Street P.O. Box N-532 Nassau, The Bahamas Tel.: +1-242-322-3316 Fax: +1-242-322-5553
City Grand Bahama:
The Assistant Registrar General P.O. Box F-42602 Freeport-Grand Bahama, The Bahamas Tel.: +1-242-352-49347 Fax: +1-242-352-4060