Legalise Your Marriage

Registration of marriages could be carried out by:

1. Registrar of Marriages at the Jabatan Pendaftaran Perkahwinan Negara (National Registration Department for Marriages) or

2. Assistant Registrar of Marriages appointed by the Jabatan Pendaftaran Perkahwinan Negara.

The followings are the documents required to register your marriage:

Registration for Non-Muslim

  • Original identification card (I/C) of the applicants.
  • Original birth certification (B/C) of the applicants.
  • 2 passport sized photo of the applicants.
  • Approval Form (E, N – if necessary).
  • Absolute divorce letter issued by the high court (for divorcee only).
  • Original death certificate (for spouse of widow/widower OR father/parent of the applicant who is below 21 years old only).
  • Under age licence (for lady applicant who is between the age of 16 and 18 years old).
  • Photo copy of 2 witnesses I/C.

Registration for marriages contracted in overseas

  • Original identification card (I/C) of the applicants.
  • Original birth certification (B/C) of the applicants.
  • 3 passport sized photo of the applicants.
  • Original marriage certificate received overseas.

Registration for marriages carried out under the customary rites before 1st March 1982

  • Original identification card (I/C) of the applicants.
  • Original birth certification (B/C) of the applicants.
  • 3 passport sized photo of the applicants.
  • Documents (eg. children’s B/C, wedding photo or other relevant documents) as prove of your marriage.

This is to serve as a reference only, the law might change, do check with Jabatan Perkahwinan Negara to confirm and finalise.

101 Replies to “Legalise Your Marriage”

  1. noel, sorry, no PR for anyone marrying a Malaysian unless maybe if you marry a Muslim, chances might be better to get a PR. You have to make sure you found a woman who wants to marry you then you can go about it else you can’t really do much. Good luck!

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