Getting Married in Kenya via Civil Marriage
1. File a Complete Notice of Intention to Marry form
2. The couple fills the affidavit under S 11 of the Marriage Act after 21 Days and then gets it commissioned by the Registrar and completes a Marriage Certificate Form.
3. Once approved the couple then, after paying a fee, books a date for the marriage. The civil union must occur within three months from the date of the 21-day Notice.
4. On the Marriage date, both parties will go to the Registrar’s Office with two witnesses, and they will be granted the Marriage Certificate
- Copies of Identity Cards or valid Passport or valid Alien Card for Refugees.
- Birth certificate copies
- Each applicant is to submit a recent colored passport photo.
- if a widow or widower submit a Copy of the deceased Death Certificate
- Copies of Identity Cards or Valid Passports for the two (2) witnesses
- Once approved, applicants must pay a notice fee of Ksh 600.
- After the lapse of 21 day’s Notice period, book an Interview via E citizen online portal
- The cost of officiating the Civil marriage is Kshs 3,300/
The Civil marriage certificate is valid as long as the couple is married.