Marraige Registration

Registration Of Marriages

Who can apply?

A man and a woman who have consented to marry

How to Apply

  • Ordinance Marriage; Either or both couple to the intended marriage files a notice at the Registry
  • Customary Marriage; Either or both couple submits a formal application to the Registrar of Marriages for the purpose of registering the marriage
  • Processing Procedure

    ORDINANCE MARRAIGE

  • i. Applicant files Notice of Marriage with the Registry (for 21 days) by providing personal data plus photo identity cards
  • ii. Applicant submits a Statutory Declaration, verifying fulfillment with specified statutory requirements in the Marriages Act, 1884-1985 (CAP 127)
  • iii. The Registrar's Certificate is issued to the applicant after twenty-one (21) days (in the absence of a caveat/objection)
  • iv. Thereafter, the Marriage may be celebrated within 3 months from the date of the Notice of Marriage
  • CUSTOMARY DIVORCE

  • i. Apply to the Registrar of Marriages in the District in which the marriage was celebrated
  • ii. Statutory Declaration by Applicant and parents of couple
  • iii. Marriage is duly registered
  • iv. Notice of Registration of the Marriage is published on the Notice Board within Twenty-Eight (28) days from the date of registration
  • CUSTOMARY MARRAIGE

  • a) Apply to the Registrar of Marriages in the District in which the marriage was dissolved
  • b) Statutory Declaration by Applicant
  • c) Dissolution of Marriage is then duly Registered