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


Any person who gets married in The Bahamas.

  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(s) 

Application for Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate.

Supporting Documents 
  • Completed application form.
  • A valid picture ID.


Turn-around time 
A certificate can be issued within the same day of application if a record can be found using the computerised database of marriages. If however, a manual search is required, the process may take three to four days.
There are no deadlines for this service.
Related Fee(s) 

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

For more information please contact 

Marriages Section
Registrar General’s Department
Cor. of Shirley and Charlotte Street
P.O. Box N 532
New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 397-9179/9113
Fax. (242) 322-5553
Opening Hours: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except on Public Holidays.

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Agency Contact Info
Registrar Generals Department
Shirley House
#50 Shirley Street
P. O. Box N-532
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
Phone: (242) - 397-9143-58
397-8953 397-9178
Fax: (242) - 322-5553
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