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Bahamas - Obtain a Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate

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Introduction

After getting married in The Bahamas, a couple may obtain a certified copy of their marriage certificate.

Eligibility

Any person who gets married in The Bahamas.

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Instructions

Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

  • Name of husband
  • Maiden Name of Wife
  • Date of Wedding
  • Place of Wedding
  • Marriage Officer
  • Email of Applicant

Procedure

  1. Complete an Application for Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate form.
  2. Submit the completed form to the Marriages Section of the Registrar General’s Department.
  3. A search will be made for a record of the marriage.
  4. If found, payment is made and a certified copy is issued.

Note: At this time, this service is only provided in New Providence and Grand Bahama at the Registrar General’s Department.

Application Form for obtaining a certified copy:
http://forms.bahamas.gov.bs/documents/RGD_Marriage%20Application.pdf

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Required Documents

  • Completed application form.
  • A valid picture ID.

Fees

There is a BS$20.00 fee attached to this service.

Validity

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

A certificate can be issued within the same day of application if a record can be found using the computerized database of marriages. If however, a manual search is required, the process may take three to four days.

Office Locations & Contacts

Marriages Section
Registrar General’s Department
Cor. of Shirley and Charlotte Street
P.O. Box N 532
Nassau
New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 397-9179/9113
Fax. (242) 322-5553
Email. Regbirth@bahamas.gov.bs
Email. RegistrarGeneral@bahamas.gov.bs

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Video

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 
	

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

http://www.bahamas.gov.bs

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