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Registering A Marriage
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Registering a Marriage outside Singapore
If your marriage is to be registered in Brunei, Indonesia or Malaysia, a letter of non-impediment from the ROMM is required.
 
Letter of Non-Impediment
A letter of non-impediment is a document stating that the applicant, who is a Singaporean, is free to marry his proposed spouse who is either a Malaysian, Brunei Citizen or Indonesian.
 
Applying for a Letter of Non-Impediment
You can apply for a letter of non-impediment at the Registry in person (presence of the Wali with his valid NRIC or Passport for verification, is also required for female applicants). Application can be made as early as 3 months from the date of solemnization.

Please bring along with you the following original documents, where applicable. Documents that are not in English/Malay language must be accompanied with its certified translation in English.
 
Singaporean Indonesian / Malaysian / Bruneian
1. Valid NRIC or Passport
   
2. Deed poll, if name differs from the name in the NRIC.
   
3. Divorce certificate, if divorced.
For computer generated divorce papers, please ensure that it is certified a true copy of the original by the issuing authority.
   
4. Death and marriage certificate of deceased spouse, if widowed.
   
5. Annulment certificate, if marriage is annulled.
   
6. Approval letter for polygamous marriage issued by the Kadi, if groom is married.
   
7. Conversion card issued by MUIS, where applicable. If conversion is contracted outside Singapore, the certificate should be duly endorsed by MUIS.
1. Photocopy of Identity Card and Passport
   
2. Photocopy of conversion card, where applicable.
 
Conditions apply to the following cases:
 
If the foreigner spouse-to-be is a work permit holder or ex work permit holder, you are advised to obtain prior approval to marry from Controller of Work Permits, Ministry of Manpower, before you register for marriage (please bring along the original letter of approval to marry from MOM when you are submitting your application at ROMM). The Registry shall not be liable for any consequences resulting from your failure to do so. For further enquiries, please contact the Work Permit Office. For application or information on eligibility to stay in Singapore after marriage, kindly check with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.
 
  Immigration
  & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)


  Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
  Address:   ICA Building
  10, Kallang Road
  (Next to Lavender MRT
   station)
  Singapore 208718


  Address:   1500 Bendemeer Road
  Singapore 339946
   Tel:   6391 6100   Tel:
  Email:
  6438 5122
  mom_wpd@mom.gov.sg
 
The Letter of Non-Impediment will be issued to you on the day of application, subject to the application fulfilling all the required conditions as stipulated by the Registry.
 
Fee Levied
The only fee that will be levied is the search fee, which is as per the current schedule. Click here for the current fee schedule.
 
If your marriage is to be registered in other countries besides Brunei, Indonesia or Malaysia, and the country where the marriage will be registered requires a certification on your marriage record, you can apply for it through the online search service or at the Registry's self-help kiosk.
 
Note:
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 you are between 18 to 20 years old, the presence of your parents or guardian is required with their valid NRIC or passport for verification and proof of adoption, if adopted.
3. For female applicants, if you have lost all contacts with your Wali or he is bedridden, in a rehabilitative institution or abroad, you are advised to come with your mother or immediate next of kin, whichever is applicable. Please have the following documents available for verification:
  • Valid NRIC or passport of your mother/next of kin
  • Rehabilitation visit card if your Wali is in a rehabilitative institution
  • Your birth certificate if you have lost all contacts with your Wali
  • A letter of consent (only applicable if bride is below 21 years of age) 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 (Wali) - pdf PDF document )
    ( Authorisation form (Wali) - In Malay - pdf PDF document )
    ( Consent form (Wali) - pdf PDF document )
    ( Consent form (Wali) - In Malay - pdf PDF document )

4. If the male or female applicant has lost all contacts with his/her parent/guardian, or he/she is bedridden, in a rehabilitative institution or abroad, he/she is advised to come with his/her immediate next of kin, whichever is applicable. Please have the following documents available for verification:
  • Valid NRIC or passport of groom’s/bride's next of kin
  • Rehabilitation visit card if his/her parent/guardian is in rehabilitative institution
  • Groom’s/bride's birth certificate if he/she has lost all contacts with his/her parent/guardian
  • A letter of consent (only applicable if groom/bride is below 21 years of age) from the groom’s/bride’s parent/guardian if he/she is abroad and is unable to be present for the registration due to extenuating circumstances. The groom’s/bride’s parent/guardian is to engage the service of and appear before a Notary Public (and Certified Interpreter, if applicable) to execute the consent (see requirements below). The Consent Document is to be handed over to ROMM on the day of VD/SD.

    STATEMENT OF PARENTAL/GUARDIAN CONSENT FOR THE MARRIAGE OF A MINOR

    Requirements
  1. Relationship between the consenting parties (either parents or legal guardian) and the minor
  2. Name, Identity No., Address and Signature of Consenting parties
  3. Name, Identity No., Birth Certificate No. and Date of Birth of Minor
  4. Name, Identity No./Passport No., Date of Birth and Address of Spouse-to-be
  5. Name, Licence No., Contact No., Business Address, Seal & Stamp of office and Signature of Notary Public
  6. Name, identity No., Contact No., Address, Language of Interpretation, Seal & Stamp and Signature of the Certified Interpreter (if applicable). Attach a Copy of the Certificate of Appointment.
  7. Date the document is executed.
5. Female applicant whose Wali cannot be present for the registration and solemnization in the country where the marriage will be registered due to extenuating circumstances and requires a letter of authorisation to be done at ROMM will need to provide ROMM with the name of the Kadi who will solemnise and register the marriage, maskahwin details, and the presence of 2 male Muslim witnesses above 21 years old.
 
Last Updated: 10 October 2018