Getting Married In Bermuda

Easy but not inexpensive

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Bermuda Marriage License Requirements

Residency in Bermuda
No specific requirement. Hurrah!

Who can Marry in Bermuda?
Anyone 16 or over. Written permission from parents is required for anyone under 18.

Documentation Required for Bermuda License
) Request a Notice of Intended Marriage form from the Bermuda Registrar General's Office (441-297-7709 or 441-297-7707)
Or click here to download the Notice of Intended Marriage Form. The form must be printed on white legal size (8.5" x 14") paper to be accepted.

b) Mail form to:
Registrar General
Government Administration Building
30 Parliament Street
Hamilton HM 12 Bermuda

c) Copies of final divorce decrees or death certificates, if applicable, must also be included with the marriage form.

d ) Include a cashier's check or bank draft for US$368 for the marriage license and certificate. (Always check if there has been a fee increase)

e) The Registry General will publish the Notice in the official gazette twice

f) After a 15 day waiting period, the Registry General will issue a Marriage Licence to you and your intended spouse (the licence will be valid for three months from the date of issue)

g) Before the wedding, you must give the Marriage Licence to the registered Marriage Officer (e.g. minister, rabbi, or imam) who will perform the ceremony

h) The marriage ceremony may be either a religious ceremony performed by registered Marriage Officers or civil ceremonies officiated by the Registrar General at the Registry General Office (US$245 fee for Registrar General).

i) The Marriage Officer must complete a Particulars of Marriage - Form F and send it to the Registry General so the details of the marriage can be registered

j) After receiving Particulars of Marriage - Form F, the Registry General will issue a Marriage Certificate within ten days of receipt.

Holding the Wedding Ceremony

Civil ceremonies may be performed in the Registry's marriage room. Call +1 441 297 7709 or +1 441 297 7707 to find out more. Office is open to the public Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

Ceremonies may be held in a church or other location with the consent of a member of the clergy.

Two witnesses over 18 years of age must be present at the ceremony. The Registrar will happily supply witnesses but Monday to Friday only.

Bermuda Wedding Customs

Moongates: Couples who kiss under one of these wedding-band shaped archways are guaranteed good fortune and happiness.

His-and-her wedding cakes: A tiny cedar sapling placed on the bride's cake is a wish for the couple's love to grow and mature.

( is not responsible or liable for any changes in requirements or errors or omissions. It is your responsibility to take charge of your own wedding.)

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