Tourism Tagline: "Fly Away"
Currency: Bahamanian Dollar (BSD)
Airports: Andros: Andros Town International Airport (ASD),
Berry Islands: Chub Cay International Airport (CCZ),
Bimini: Bimini International Airport (BIM),
Cat Island: New Bight International Airport, (TBI),
Eleuthera: North Eleuthera International Airport, (ELH),
Exuma: Exuma International Airport (GGT),
Grand Bahama Island: Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO),
Great Abaco: Treasure Cay International Airport (TCB),
Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco: Leonard M. Thompson International Airport (MHH),
Nassau, New Providence: Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS),
San Salvador: Cockburn Town International Airport, (ZSA),
Known for: Hundreds of islands, swimming pigs, golf, casinos
Official Tourism Website: bahamas.com
Drives on the: Left Side
Calling Code: +1 242
Forward, Upward, Onward Together
Close your eyes and dream of lounging on your own secret sandbar enjoying a romantic picnic; around you stretch miles of powder-white sand and turquoise waters. Where are you? You’re tucked away in the 700-island archipelago called the Bahamas.
The size and diversity of The Bahamas are still its best kept secrets. With 16 major islands, the Bahamas sit in 500 miles of the world’s clearest waters. Its beaches are breathtaking; some graced with pink sand, their emerald and turquoise waters caressing the shores.
No two islands of the Bahamas are alike; each has its own vibe and offers a unique experience. How about spending a day with the world-famous swimming pigs? Snorkel the clear waters off Exuma, or visit the Andros where a local guide can teach you how to catch an elusive fish.
There is an island that caters to whatever you desire! A stroll through the craft market, a visit to souvenir shops, enjoying exquisite island cuisine at a local Nassau restaurant, playing a game of golf, visiting to one of the many casinos and of course, getting to know the Bahamian people!
The Bahamas is easy to escape to. You can fly into any one of its 20 international airports or simply jet over to the capital, Nassau, and from there have quick access to other islands in the family chain.
Whether planning a grand or intimate affair, the Bahamas has it all for couples looking for a romantic wedding destination. Mesmerizing sunsets, even pink sand beaches, sandbars, crystal-clear waters … The Bahamas takes you way beyond what you can imagine.
Marriage Requirements for the Bahamas
There are several requirements for obtaining a marriage license in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Here's everything you need to know to be legally married here:
Application for Marriage License
The couple must be in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas at the time of the application of their marriage license.
Marriage License Application
Application for certified marriage certificate
If you arrive via cruise ship, you'll be required to obtain a letter from the Ship's Purser/Guest Services confirming that you have met the residency period by being in Bahamian waters for 24 hours.
You need not apply for a license if you wish to renew your vows.
Please note: For couples getting married in Nassau, marriage licenses and certificates are issued at the office on the Registrar General in Nassau. This office is open to the public Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Advanced license application appointment is required.
Office on the Registrar General
P.O. Box N-532
Nassau, The Bahamas
Phone: (242) 323-0594, (242) 323-0595, (242) 323-0597
Fax: (242) 322-5553, (242) 393-7908
Couples may apply a day after their arrival and can be married once they receive their approved license the day after application.
Proof of Identification and Residency
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.
No blood test is necessary.
Two witnesses, who are at least 18 years old, must sign your marriage license. If it's just the two of you, witnesses can be provided.
The fee for a marriage license is $120, inclusive of one certified copy of a marriage certificate. Extra marriage certificates are available at $20 each.
Important Links For The Bahamas
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