Weddings License Requirements
To make your day more special, The Fairmont Southampton would like to provide the following Bermuda marriage license information:
Wedding License Requirements in Bermuda Overview:
Visitors who wish to come to Bermuda to be married must have their 'Notice of Intended Marriage' published in the Bermuda newspapers. The cost of which is included in the $330 charge which is outlined below. Please note this cost is subject to change as of April 1, 2012.
Special Permission: Only those British subjects resident in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland who intend to marry a British subject resident in Bermuda, and for whom banns are called in their normal place of worship in the United Kingdom, can also have their banns called in the church where the Bermuda marriage is intended to take place.
Blood Tests & Health Certificates: No blood tests or health certificates are required. Copies of the original final divorce decrees must accompany the Notice of Intended Marriage form for all divorced persons wishing to be married in Bermuda.
Communicating with Registrar General: A Notice to the Registrar General, who is located in the Government Administration Building, 30 Parliament Street, Hamilton, Bermuda (Tel. number 441-295-5151 or Fax number 441-292-4568) may be given by either of the parties personally or by mail.
Notice of Intended Marriage Forms:
A Notice of Intended Marriage form must be completed (including full name and residential address) and should be accompanied by the fee of $330.00 Bermuda or U.S. Dollars (payable by bank draft or International Money Order) made payable to the Accountant General, Hamilton, Bermuda. Personal cheques are not accepted. Airmail to Bermuda often takes from 6-10 days from the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
Notice of Intended Marriage forms may be obtained from our overseas Bermuda Department of Tourism offices and the Office of the Registrar General in Bermuda, or, upon request, we will send you the forms.
Bermuda Marriage License Timeline:
This notice is published by the Registry staff in two of the local newspapers. A period of 14 days must elapse from the date of receipt of the notice by the Registry before the Registrar General may issue the license to marry. Parties to the intended marriage are not required to be resident during this time. The license to marry may be issued on or after the 15th day provided no formal objection has been raised to the intended marriage. The license to marry must be issued within three months of the receipt of the notice by the Registrar General and remains valid for three months from the date of issue.