How to Obtain a Bahamian Birth Certificate

By Gwen Wark
Birth certificates, person, mail, the Bahamas

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Birth certificates in the Bahamas are stored and issued by the Registrar General's Department located in Nassau. Applicants can choose whether to apply in person or by mail for a copy of a birth certificate.

Choose an application method. Decide whether you will apply in person by visiting the Registrar General's Office in Nassau, or by submitting your application by mail. Wait times and fees are smaller for in-person applicants.

Fill out the official Application For Birth Certificate (see resources). This application asks for the person's name, her place and island of birth, and parents' names. Filling in as much information as possible will help the application be processed.

Submit the application along with appropriate fees. For in-person applications, visit the Registrar General's office in Nassau. Fees are $10 for in-person applications.

If you are submitting your application by mail, you will need to include an international bank draft payable to The Registrar General's Department for $20 USD for each certificate plus a $10 USD apostille fee. Applications may be mailed to the following address:

THE REGISTRAR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT P.O.BOX N-532 NASSAU, BAHAMAS

About the Author

Gwen Wark is a freelance writer working from London, Dublin, and New York. She has been a published writer since 1998 with works appearing in both university and local publications. Her current writing projects include SEO, web copy, print and advertising features. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in history from Rutgers University.

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