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Preparing for Marriage  
  Time Factor  
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  Witnesses for Solemnization  
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  Registering a Marriage  
  Confirming a Registration  
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  Solemnization of Marriage  
  Solemnization of Muslim marriage  
  Other Types of Marriages  
  Revocation of Divorce  
Besides a valid NRIC or passport of groom, bride and Wali, it is compulsory for the bride and groom to produce the following documents, where applicable, for verification.
Please note that you must produce the original documents. Documents that are not in English/Malay language must be accompanied with its certified translation in English.
General Documents Needed For All Nationalities
1. Divorce Certificate or Decree Nisi and Decree Nisi Absolute or Certificate of Making Interim Judgement Final (duly certified by the Courts), if divorced.
  Note: For computer generated divorce papers, please ensure that it is certified a true copy of the original by the issuing authority.
2. Death and Marriage Certificate of a deceased spouse, if widowed.
3. Annulment certificate, if marriage is annulled.
4. Deed poll, if name differs from the name in the NRIC.
5. Proof of adoption, if adopted.
6. Conversion card issued by MUIS for Muslim Converts. If conversion is contracted outside Singapore, the certificate should be duly endorsed by MUIS.
Additional Documents Needed For Other Nationalities
1. Letter from the country of origin to confirm the marital status, if single (not more than 3 months from date of issuance).
2. Letter of approval from Work Permit Office, Ministry of Manpower (MOM), if your future spouse is a work permit or ex-work permit holder.
3. Letter of non-impediment issued by the respective local registries of marriages/Islamic bodies for Malaysian, Indonesian and Bruneian citizens (not more than 3 months from date of issuance).
Guidelines to Parental Status for Those Below 21 Years

Parental/guardian consent is needed in person for groom and/or bride below 21 years of age (please bring along their valid NRIC or passport for verification). If the consent cannot be given due to extenuating circumstances e.g. geographical barrier or illness, it can be made in a Statutory Declaration made before a Commissioner for Oaths. Download the consent form here.
Parental Status
To Produce
1. Deceased
Death Certificate.
2. Adoptive Proof of adoption.
3. Legal Guardian Court Order under the Guardianship of Infants Ordinance or Appointment Letter of Guardianship issued by the living or deceased parents or a Statutory Declaration of the claim.
1. If your NRIC is lost and you do not have a valid passport, you are required to produce a letter from ICA stating your NRIC number, name, address and date of birth as recorded in your NRIC, affixed with your photograph and duly endorsed by ICA.
2. If the bride has lost all contacts with her Wali, or he is bedridden, in a rehabilitative institution or abroad, she is advised to come with her mother or her immediate next of kin, whichever is applicable. Please have the following documents available for verification:
  • Valid NRIC or passport of bride's mother/next of kin
  • Rehabilitation visit card if her Wali is in a rehabilitative institution
  • Bride's birth certificate if she has lost all contacts with her Wali
  • A letter of consent and a letter of authorisation from the bride’s Wali if he is abroad and is unable to be present for the registration and solemnization due to extenuating circumstances. Please note that the letter of consent must be signed before a Commissioner for Oaths, whereas, the letter of authorization must be pronounced and signed in the presence of a religious official. Download the authorisation and consent forms here:

    ( Authorisation form - pdf PDF document )
    ( Authorisation form - In Malay - pdf PDF document )
    ( Consent form - pdf PDF document )

Last Updated: 02 April 2015