This is a special designation given to a selected group of individual who have met the prescribed qualifications for the appointment as set out by the Bahamas Government through it's Registrar General Office.
And it is these Licensed Marriage Officers that are empowered to performs wedding in the Bahamas. And they can only perform a wedding for which a marriage license has been issue.
So to get married in the Bahamas and have your wedding in the Bahamas legal, you really need two things:
- A licensed Marriage Officer and
- A Marriage License
And to get a 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.
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 wedding in the Bahamas to Bahamasweddingofficiant@gmail or call 1-242-327-2453 or 1-501-588-4621 USA