Procedures and Documents Required to Register Your Marriage


The only reason you could be interested in reading this article is when you are ready to make your marriage legal by law!

There are 2 steps for marriage registration in Malaysia.

Submission of Application Form

Both bride and bridegroom-to-be must be present to submit the application form.

Documents that you need to bring along:

-          Original and photocopy of identity card (front and back)

-          Original and photocopy of birth certificated

-          Passport size photographs each (instant photo unacceptable)

-          If the bride or bridegroom-to-be is under 21 years old, his or her father must be one of the witness

-          If the father has passed away, the mother can become witness as well. Death certificate must be produced

-          During submission of application form, couple should choose the date of registration which must not be 2 month later from date of submissions

-          Registration fee: RM30.00

If one party is a foreigner:

-          Original copy and photocopy of passport

-          A photocopy of the page in passport where the entry chop is at

-          A letter from the embassy of Single Status

*If the Single Letter Status (SSL) is not in English or Malay, it needs to be translated and certified by the embassy. The translated copy will then need to be certified by Wisma Putra in Putrajaya.

-          A passport size photo


Day of Registration of Marriage (ROM)

-          Bring couple’s original identity cards

-          Bring couple’s original birth certificates

-          Two witnesses’ original birth certificates (it can be family, friends or relatives)

-          Foreigner to being along original passport

-          Father’s death certificate or divorce certificate original copy

If one party is a foreigner:

-          Obtain 2 copies of married certificate after signing relevant papers

-          Get it certified by Wisma Putra

-          Submit it to the relevant Embassy and wait for them to issue with their version of marriage certificate

Should you require more information, please call the relevant organisation:

Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (Putrajaya) – 03-88807000

Thean Hou Temple

Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm


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