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 Commissioner for Oaths/Notary Public’s office, stating the fact that one is single and free to marry.
  6. A notice of 21 days must be made.
  7. Parental consent in form of legal document for persons below twenty-one (21) years of age.
  8. 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,
Nairobi,
Kenya

Tel: 254 2 227461
Fax: 254 2 215651