Updated: Nov 26, 2021
Singapore Marriage Registry? What is that? People think getting married is such a difficult task but not here in Singapore! You can literally get married with $50 if you are game for it.
Here are the steps:
1. Apply for a marriage notice:
You can apply for a marriage notice online or at the Registry of Marriages' web kiosks. Note that you may only apply for it 21 days or three months before the ceremony.
2. How to file a marriage notice:
What is needed here is the date, time, and full address of the location (for non-ROM ceremonies). You will also need both parties’ and 2 witnesses’ (above 21 years old) NRIC/Passport to key in the details. And yes, there is a payment needed here. Remember to print a copy of your payment receipt, Filing Instructions and the "Invitation to Solemnize a Marriage" form if you not having your solemnization at ROM itself.
3. Document and legislative verification:
You'll be invited to go to the Registry of Marriages after filing a Notice of Marriage (usually around 1 to 14 days before the date of solemnization). Both the bride and groom must be present and bring along the documents stated above (NRIC of bride and groom, Photocopy of NRIC of 2 witnesses, Filing Instructions and signed "Invitation to Solemnize a Marriage" form).
4. Requirements for a solemnisation at ROM and elsewhere:
If you are having your solemnization at ROM itself, then only the bride, groom and two witnesses need to be present. ROM will assign a solemniser for you. For all 4 people, please bring along the NRIC or passport. All will be done in about 15 – 20 min and both you and your new spouse are officially hitched!
What about those solemnization outside of ROM? Fret not, it is also pretty simple. Firstly, get your own licensed solemniser (get him or her to sign the "Invitation to Solemnize a Marriage" form before your solemnization date) On the big day, similar to the above, you, your spouse-to-be, 2 witnesses must be present. Your solemniser will also need to be there. You will need the original NRIC/Passport of you, your spouse-to-be, and the 2 witnesses. Present the documents collected from ROM during your verification of documents and statutory declaration appointment, and hand it over to your solemniser. After the solemnisation and signing on the marriage certificate, the solemniser will return the Certificate of Marriage (white copy) to ROM, and the newlyweds will be given a copy. If your wedding is outside of ROM, you will be provided a copy of the Certificate of Marriage (coloured copy).
*For those who want to find your own solemnization location, you can do so once you’ve got all the necessary paperwork done. (But no one will stop you if you would like to do some “window shopping” now)
After submitting your Notice of Marriage and all required paperwork, it's time to plan your wedding! Wedding planning is tough especially without any help but our step-by-step guide, we hope to make this process a little easier for you. Feel free to check out ROM's website if you feel you need more info!
Picture taken from Singapore Registry of Marriage
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