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Is getting married in the Bahamas legal?

Is getting married in the Bahamas legal?

Yes, the Bahamas marriage license is a legal document issued by the Bahamas government and is legal in any country in the world. You can also get a certified copy of your marriage certificate.

Do officiants cost money?

Hiring a civil officiant is the most similar to hiring any of your other pros. A standard fee for a wedding officiant usually ranges from $500 to $800. Some civil officiants charge more for add-ons such as custom ceremony scripts, premarital counseling and/or a rehearsal.

Can foreigners get married in Bahamas?

Couples wishing to get married in The Bahamas must provide government-issued photo ID from their country of residence (for example, a valid passport). You’ll need proof of your date of arrival in The Bahamas. Use your Bahamas Immigration Card or the entry stamp in your passport as proof of your arrival date.

Can officiants marry you?

A wedding officiant cannot marry themselves. When you are serving in the capacity of a wedding officiant and signing a marriage license you are swearing that the couple you are marrying is completing the marriage license in accordance with the law. Essentially, you are witnessing their act of marriage.

What are four basic requirements for a marriage to be legal in the Bahamas?

Both parties must produce a valid passport, birth certificate, and photo ID. The parties must also produce evidence of the date of their arrival in The Bahamas. The Bahamas Immigration Card or entry stamp will suffice.

How much does it cost to have a wedding in the Bahamas?

Average Cost of a Bahamas Destination Wedding The average cost for a destination wedding, regardless of location, is $20,000* (exclusive of the honeymoon and travel expenses). The average number of guests who attend a destination wedding is 80.

Who can officiate a wedding in the Bahamas?

In the Bahamas weddings can only be performed by persons who have been duly licensed and recognized as Marriage Officers by the Bahamas Government. With the exception being the Registrar, Magistrates and Local Family Island Administrators, who by virtue of the office they hold can act as Bahamas wedding officiants.

What states can you self officiate a wedding?

Self-uniting marriage licenses can be legally obtained in eight U.S. states (California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, Pennsylvania) and in the District of Columbia. That said, requirements and stipulations do vary by state, and sometimes even vary by counties within a state.

What is the legal age of marriage in the Bahamas?

18 years
Anyone wishing to be married in The Bahamas must first request a licence from the Registrar General’s Department. The legal age of marriage in The Bahamas is 18 years. A marriage licence is valid for three months. After a marriage has taken place, a Marriage Duplicate Register (Form No.

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