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Marriage in Kenya Documents needed

  If you are planning a wedding in Kenya, please prepare all the necessary documents. Traveling to Kenya, with all these documents, present them to the registry office before completing the application. The registry office must see the visa stamp in the passport (of the non-Kenyan) before starting the process.

Special license for Civil marriages

1  Where one party is a Kenyan national and the other a foreign national

Requirements for the Kenyan national

Fill the online application form  www.ecitizen.go.ke

Attach:

  • Copy of National Identity Card / valid Passport or Valid Alien Card for refugees
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Coloured passport-size photo – one of each applicant
  • 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

2.   Requirements for the foreign national in case both are Non-Kenyan

Create a Visitors E-citizen account

Fill an online application form

  • Attach:
  • Copy of valid Passport
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • 1 Coloured passport-size photo
  • 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.
  • Air ticket and visa or work permit for those working in the country
  • After submission of the application, both parties to book an appointment on the online platform and appear before the Registrar and submission of original documents verification and interview.
  • Upon successful completion of the interview, parties will be required to pay a fee of Kshs 9700/= on the online platform if the wedding is to take place at the Registrar’s Office or a fee of Kshs 16,700/= if wedding is to be conducted at a venue outside of the Registrar’s office
  • Parties to book the date of solemnization of marriage upon payment

Special license for Civil marriages

Where both parties are foreign nationals

Create a visitors E-citizen account

Fill an online application form  www.evisa.go.ke

Attach:

  • Copies of valid Passports
  • Copies of Birth Certificates
  • 1 Coloured passport-size photo
  • 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
  • Air ticket and visa or work permit for those working in the country
  • After submission of the application, both parties are required to book an appointment on the online platform and appear before the Registrar for submission of original documents and interview
  • Upon successful completion of the interview, parties are required to pay a fee of Kshs 9700/= on the online platform if the wedding is to take place at the Registrar’s office or a fee of Kshs 16,700/= if wedding will be conducted at a venue outside of the Registrar’s office
  • Parties to book the date of solemnization of marriage upon payment

If one Partner is from UK the following Document is required:

Certificate for Marriage
Pursuant to the Marriage Act 1949
Marriage Act 1949, s..31 (2)
and Marriage of British Subjects (Facilities) Acts 1915 and 1916

 NOTE:

At the time of the marriage both parties need to be present in Person, as well as their witnesses.

This Marriage is worldwide valid!