Marriage Certificate

Information for Obtaining a Marriage Certificate

Enquiries regarding obtaining a marriage certificate should be directed to:

The Registrar of Marriages
Department of the Registrar General
P.O. Box 30031
Nairobi, KENYA

Tel: 011-254-20-227461
Fax: 011-254-20-215651

Requirements for Non-Kenyans Wishing to Conduct a Marriage Ceremony in Kenya

Non-Kenyan parties wishing to conduct a marriage ceremony in Kenya are required to produce the following documents:

  1. Birth certificates
  2. Valid passports
  3. Decree Absolutes (if divorced)
  4. Death certificate (if widowed)
  5. Separate Statutory Declarations sworn at a Solicitor’s/Notary Public’s office, stating the fact that one is single and free to marry. This should bear the solicitor’s signature and official stamp.
  6. Parental consent in form of legal document for persons below twenty-one (21) years of age.
  7. Residency in the country for twenty-one days. If this is not possible, a Special Licence could be obtained beforehand by contacting the Registrar’s Office in Kenya.

The contact addresses for the Registrar’s Offices in Nairobi and Mombasa are:

The Registrar of Marriages, Department of the Registrar General,
PO Box 30031,

Tel: 254 2 227461
Fax: 254 2 215651