Before you get married, did you know that you HAVE to file your notice of marriage?
The earliest that you can file is 3 months before your intended day and latest is 21 days before your marriage. Any later? HO SEY.
Head over to the Registry of Marriage online to file online. Prepare the following items:
- 20 minutes of your time
- NRICs (for citizens) / Passports (for non-citizens) of groom, bride and two adult witnesses
- Duly completed Solemnizer Consent Form (Remember my previous post on looking for a JP?
- Credit card (Do take note that you'll have to pay a small fee!)
You'll be given a date where you'll have to head over to the Registry of Marriage to verify your details.
Remember to bring the signed Solemniser Consent Form, ICs (photocopied ICs of your witnesses are fine) of all (Bride, Groom, Witnesses) and your filing instructions.
Get a queue number and wait. As you can see from my ticket above, the waiting time is about 45 mins. Highly advisable to take half day leave :p
Once your number is called, you'll be asked to verify your details and take an oath. Yes, sumpah. Both the hubs and I were surprised we had to take an Oath (shows that we didn't do enough research) and was caught offguard.
Once it's done, you'll be given your wedding cert and a photocopied one.
DO TAKE NOTE that ONLY your JP will sign on the wedding cert. You, your hubs and your witnesses will sign on the photocopied cert. Also, take note that only black ink pens are allowed. (At that time, I was wondering if my engraved Parker pens were black ink. If it was blue, I would have bang head on the wall)
And there you go! You've done it!
All you'll have to do is: bring the original ICs of the parties involved on the day itself. Also, it would be best to call or text your JP a gentle reminder about your solemnisation details.
And it's time to rock on roll on the day!
Wedding vows, rings and ta-dah! You're married! But of course, do not forget to present a token of appreciation to your JP for taking the time to come down to your venue. (assuming you are doing it in an outdoor venue). A token amount between $50 - $100 is considered reasonable.
Most of all, have fun!
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