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How to Marry in Singapore

This modern Asian metropolis is a tropical mix of cultures blending together to create an incredible city. Modern in so many ways, yet with a real melange of ancient traditions from many different countries, Singapore is a truly unusual place for a destination wedding.

Couples dreaming of a city wedding with a touch of exotic flare would do well to consider getting married here.

Below are the legalities for marrying in Singapore, to help you plan your ideal wedding abroad.

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Singapore Marriage Law Requirements

What are the legal requirements to get married in Singapore?
Legal age for marriage is 21 years for both men and women, if between 18 and 21 parental consent is required.
Bride and Groom may not be related by blood, marriage or adoption.
Two witnesses over the age of 21 and with valid passports are required.


How long do I have to be resident in Singapore before I can get married?
You must have resided in Singapore for 15 continuous days before you can file a notice of marriage. Your ceremony can then take place between 21 days and 3 months after the notice of marriage has been filed, although you do not have to remain continuously in the country during this time.


Getting a marriage licence
You can either take the papers mentioned below to the Registry of Marriages in Singapore to file for a notice of marriage or do so on their website


What legal papers do I need to take with me?
Please note: the following papers are not necessarily required but may be asked for.
Birth Certificates
If you have been divorced then show the final divorce papers.
If you are widowed then show the death certificate of your previous spouse.


Please note: this information is for guidance purposes only and liable to change without notice. Please check with your wedding planner in resort or the relevant embassy of the country in which you intend to marry for up to date details before you marry.


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Singapore Marriage Registrar's

Registry of Marriages
7 Canning Rise
Singapore 179869
Tel:+65 6338 7808
Fax:+65 6339 3328