Registration of Marriage by Special License, Kenya.

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What is a special license marriage in Kenya? ?

Where there is sufficient reason to conduct a marriage ceremony urgently, supported by supporting documents. The Registrar of Marriages may dispense with duration notice requirement under the Marriage Act, and conduct a marriage ceremony withing available time at the discretion of the Registrar as long as:

  • Neither party is within a prohibited relationship
  • Neither party is below the minimum age for marriage
  • Neither party is married to another person

Special License Where both parties are Kenyans

  1. Fill online application form
    Attach:
    - Copy of National Identity Card or valid Passport or Valid Alien Card for refugees.
    - Copy of Birth Certificate
    - Coloured passport-size photo –one for each applicant

  2. Proof of no other existing marriage through:
    - Submit sworn affidavit to state marital status (swear separate affidavits if not married or joint affidavit if married under customary law)
    - 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 that the Divorce Decree or Death Certificate is more than 2 years’ old.
  3. Copy of license of the Minister of Faith

  4. Provide serial number of the marriage book to be used.

After submission of the application, both parties to book an appointment on the online platform and appear before the Registrar of marriages and submit original documents for verification and interview.
Upon successful completion of the interview, parties to pay a fee of Kshs 7,200/= on the online platform if wedding is to be conducted at a licensed place of worship or a fee of Kshs 14,200/= if wedding is to conducted outside of a licensed place of worship

Special License Where one party is a Kenyan national and the other a foreigner

Kenyan national

  1. Fill online application form
    Attach:
    - Copy of National Identity Card or valid Passport or Valid Alien Card for refugees
    - Copy of Birth Certificate.
    - Coloured passport-size photo – one of each applicant

  2. Proof of no other existing marriage through:
    - Submit sworn affidavit to state marital status (swear separate affidavits if not married or joint affidavit if married under customary law)
    - 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 that the Divorce Decree or Death Certificate is more than 2 years’ old

Foreign national

  1. Fill an online application form
    Attach:
    - Copy of valid Passport.
    - Copy of Birth Certificate.
    - 1 Coloured passport-size photo

  2. Proof of no other existing marriage through:
    - A Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage.
    - Copy of Death Certificate (if widow or widower)
    - Copy of Divorce Decree Absolute (If the partner had been married before and divorced)
    - A Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage indicating the current marital status in the event that the Divorce Decree or Death Certificate is more than 2 years old.

  3. Air ticket and visa or work permit for those working in the country
  4. Copy of license of the Minister of Faith
  5. Provide serial number of the marriage book to be used

After submission of the application, both parties will be required to book an appointment on the online platform and appear before the Registrar of marriages and submit original documents for verification and interview
Upon successful completion of the interview, parties will be required to pay a fee of Kshs 7,200/= on the online platform if the wedding is to be conducted at a licensed place of worship or Kshs 14,200/= if wedding is to conducted outside of a licensed place of worship

Where both parties are foreign nationals

  1. Fill an online application form Attach:
    - Copy of valid Passport
    - Copy of Birth Certificate
    - 1 Coloured passport-size photo

  2. Proof of no other existing marriage through:
    -A Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage
    - Copy of Death Certificate (if widow or widower)
    - Copy of Divorce Decree Absolute (If the partner had been married before and divorced)
    - A Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage indicating the current marital status in the event that the Divorce Decree or Death Certificate is more than 2 years old.

  3. Air ticket and visa or work permit for those working in the country
  4. Copies of valid Passports
  5. Copy of license of the Minister of Faith
  6. Copies of Birth Certificates
  7. After submission of the application, both parties to book an appointment on the online platform and appear before the Registrar and submit original documents for verification and interview.
    Upon successful completion of the interview, parties will be required to pay a fee of Kshs 7,200/= if wedding is to be conducted at a licensed place of worship or a fee of Kshs 14,200/= if wedding is to conducted outside of a licensed place of worship


    What are the requirements for a civil marriage in Kenya?

    • Copy of National Identity Card or valid Passport
    • One colored 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 witnesses
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    Certificate of no impediment to marriage for a Kenyan.


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