A Guide To Getting Married in Singapore: What You Need to Register Your Marriage
A Singaporean’s guide to ROM
Planning for your big day can be an exciting and challenging experience for you and your engaged partner. The little joys that you can only get when you’re married and living together and the sweet honeymoon that awaits after your wedding ceremony all beckons invitingly, but before you get there, you have to prepare the necessary documents to legally register your marriage.
To give you a headstart on preparing what will be required at the Registry of Marriages, here’s a simple guide that we’ve prepared!
Things to take note of:
- Ensure you are 21 years old and older - if you’re not, you have to apply for a Special Marriage License and your parents or legal guardians must be present to approve of your marriage
- If you are a foreigner (non-citizen or non-permanent resident), you have to be in Singapore for at least 15 consecutive days
- Prove that you are free to marry - if you were married before, show proof of your divorce or that your previous spouse has passed on
- Confirm your solemnisation date and venue, choose your solemniser, and invite at least 2 people who are above 21 years of age to witness your solemnisation
- File notice of your marriage at least 21 days or up to 3 months before the solemnisation date
- Bring the NRIC or Passport of the bride, groom, and the two witnesses
- Bring Filing Instructions and a signed, hard-copy version of the “Invitation To Solemnise a Marriage” form (for venues outside ROM) 1 to 14 working days before your solemnisation date
- Bring your credit card or ETS/Cashcard for fee payment for notices filed online or at ROM’s e-Kiosks respectively
- Book a licensed solemniser if you do not have one yet and if your ceremony is outside of ROM at least three months in advance.