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What are the supporting documents required to submit a marriage application? Do I need to bring any documents to my solemnisation ceremony?

Marriage At The Office Of The Registrar Of Marriages (ROM)

You are required to submit your marriage application in Form JPN.KC02 with the following supporting documents:

  • One (1) coloured passport-size photo (32mm x 38mm) of both parties to the marriage

  • If applicant is a citizen of Malaysia:

    • Original and one (1) photocopy of National Identity Card (MyKad, MyPR or MyKAS) of both parties to the marriage

    • If applicant is a police or an army personnel:

      • Original letter of approval to get married issued by head of department on official letterhead

  • If applicant is a non-citizen:

    • Original and one (1) photocopy of each Passport page with personal details, latest arrival date in Malaysia and a valid visa or pass (Special pass not acceptable)

    • Original and one (1) photocopy of Birth Certificate

    • Original letter confirming marital status[1]: Single Status Certificate from the applicant's country of origin or Certificate of No Impediment (CNI) completed in Malaysia

      • If applicant is a citizen of Vietnam:

        • Original letter by the the Vietnam Government must be recertified by the Embassy of Vietnam in Malaysia

    • If applicant is a citizen of Myanmar:

      • Original approval letter to get married in Malaysia issued by the Myanmar Government

    • If applicant is a citizen of a Muslim country:

      • Original verification letter issued by the government (Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan or other Muslim countries or any other countries if applicable) confirming that the applicant is not a Muslim

    • If applicant is a Student Pass Holder:


  • If applicant is sixteen (16) years of age and above but under twenty-one (21) years of age:

    • Original and one (1) photocopy of Birth Certificate

  • If applicant has been divorced:

    • Original and one (1) photocopy of Decree Nisi Absolute

  • If applicant is a widow or widower:

    • Original and one (1) photocopy of Death Certificate of former spouse

  • Special Marriage Licence application form(s), if applicable

You DO NOT need to submit photocopies of the National Identity Card of the two witnesses with your marriage application.

Marriage In A Church Or Temples

You are required to submit your marriage application in Form JPN.KC02 or Form G with the following supporting documents:

  • Original and one (1) photocopy of National Identity Card of both parties to the marriage

  • One (1) coloured passport-size photo (32mm x 38mm) of both parties to the marriage

  • Original and one (1) photocopy of Birth Certificate of both parties to the marriage

  • One (1) photocopy of National Identity Card of each of the two witnesses

  • If applicant has been divorced:

    • Original and one (1) photocopy of Decree Nisi Absolute

  • If applicant is a widow or widower:

    • Original and one (1) photocopy of Death Certificate of former spouse
Marriage Documents

Solemnisation Of Marriage

During the solemnisation of your marriage at the office of the Registrar of Marriages, you are required to present the following documents:

  • Original National Identity Card of the two witnesses

  • Original National Identity Card (for citizen of Malaysia) or Passport (for non-citizen) of both parties to the marriage

  • If you are sixteen (16) years of age and above but under twenty-one (21) years of age, you must bring along your Birth Certificate

You would be wise to bring your own blue or black permanent ink pen.

NOTE:

  1. All photocopies are to be done on A4 size paper. Do not cut. Do not resize the document. Use the original size. For National Identity Card, photocopy both side of the Card on one side of the paper.

  2. Where your Single Status Certificate is not in English, you must organise a literal translation of the document. You should obtain a list of certified translators from your country's Embassy in Malaysia. Official translation can also be carried out by the Malaysian High Court for a minimal fee. Your translated document, if not completed by the Malaysian Court Translator or Malaysian National Institutes of Translation, must be then be authenticated by the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Malaysia and endorsed by your country's Embassy in Malaysia.

References
  1. ^ Affidavit, notary certificate, apostille and statutory declaration are not acceptable. Document must be certified by the Malaysian representative in the applicant's home country or the applicant's Consulate in Malaysia and authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Putrajaya, Kuching or Kota Kinabalu.


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Last Reviewed :   November 16, 2016
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