Registration of Marriage by Notice

Where a man and a woman who are either Kenyan nationals or registered refugees residing in Kenya intend to marry under Civil, Christian or Hindu system of marriage, they shall give a written notice of at least 21 days to the Registrar and the marriage must be solemnized within 90 days from the date of notice.

Registration of Civil Marriage by Notice

Requirements:

Fill the online application form

Attach the following documents-:

    • Copy of National Identity Card, valid Passport or valid Alien Card for Refugees
    • One coloured passport-size photo for each Applicant
    • Copy of Death Certificate (if widow or widower)
    • Copy of Divorce Decree Absolute (If the partner had been married before and divorced)
    • A sworn affidavit to confirm marital status in the event the Divorce Decree or the Death Certificate is more than 2 years’ old
    • Copy of license for the Minister of Faith
    • Provide serial number of the marriage book to be used (to be obtained from the Minister of Faith)
    • Wedding invitation card

Applicant shall be required to pay a notice fee of Kshs 600/= on the online platform upon approval of their application

After lapse of 21 days’ Notice period, parties to book an appointment on the online platform to appear before the Registrar for interview and verification of original documents.

Upon successful completion of the interview, parties will be required to pay a fee of Kshs 800/= for the clearance certificate on the online platform if the wedding is to take place inside a licensed location or Kshs 7200/= if the wedding is to take place outside a licensed place of worship

Time frame: Clearance Certificate will be issued 3 days after interview, approval and payment

Registration of Christian and Hindu Marriage by Notice

Requirements:

Fill the online application form
Attach the following documents:

    • Copy of National Identity Card or valid Passport or valid Alien Card for Refugees
    • One coloured passport-size photo for each Applicant
    • Copy of Death Certificate (if widow or widower)
    • Copy of Divorce Decree Absolute (If the partner had been married before and is divorced)
    • A sworn affidavit to confirm marital status in the event the Divorce Decree or the Death Certificate is more than 2 years old.
    • Copies of Identity Card or Valid Passport for the two (2) witnesses

Applicant shall be required to pay a notice fee of Kshs 600/= on the online platform upon approval of their application
After lapse of 21 days’ Notice period, parties are required to book an appointment on the online platform to appear for interview and verification of original documents
Upon successful completion of the interview, parties will be required to pay a fee of Kshs 3,300/= on the online platform after which they will be booked for solemnization of the marriage – 30 to 90 days (30 days for notice and processing, marriage to be solemnized within 90 days)