Getting married? This guide will help you through the process of solemnization under civil marriage laws.
Option 1: At the Registry of Marriage (ROM)ROM provides a basic solemnization service at their premises during office hours. If you have your solemnization at ROM premises, an in-house solemnizer will preside over your ceremony.
Option 2: Outside ROM
If you wish to have your solemnization outside ROM, e.g. at a religious venue, you must make your own arrangements with a licenced solemnizer. You will need to obtain your solemnizer’s signed consent before you can book a date with ROM.
Step 2: Book a solemnization dateBefore you book
Please have the following on hand when you book a solemnization date:
How to bookBook a date for your solemnization ceremony through the ROM website. Only credit cards are accepted for the payment of marriage fees. You can book a date up to 3 months in advance, but no earlier than 21 days from the booking date.
Alternatively, you can go to ROM and apply in person, using the Internet kiosks on its premises (marriage fees can be paid with CashCard and NETS only):
Registry of Marriages
7 Canning Rise, Singapore 179869
Mon–Fri: 8.30 am–4.30 pm; Sat: 8.30 am–11.30 amAfter you book
You will receive the following:
ROM will set a date for you and your partner to verify your documents at ROM. Appointments are during office hours only.
This is the actual ceremony, where you say “I do” and receive your marriage certificate.
You will need these for the ceremony:
Remember, your solemnizer is a volunteer. He sacrifices personal time and effort to meet you for consent signing and officiate at your wedding. Please treat him with due respect, courtesy and consideration.
Work permit holder
If one party is a Singapore citizen or permanent resident, while the spouse-to-be is a current or former work permit holder, approval from the Controller of Work permits is required before marriage. Please contact the Ministry of Manpower for more information:
Ministry of Manpower
18 Havelock Road, #07-01, Singapore 059764
T: 6534 1511
F: 6284 0363
For information on eligibility or application to stay in Singapore after marriage, please check with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA):
Immigration and Checkpoints Authority
10 Kallang Road, Singapore 208718 (beside Lavender MRT)
T: 6391 6100
S pass holder
S pass holders need not seek marriage approval from MOM. However, the employer of the S pass holder must update MOM (on company letterhead paper) with an enclosed copy of the marriage certificate at this mailing address:
Ministry of Manpower
Work Pass Division
18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764
If your foreigner spouse-to-be holds other types of visas, e.g. the employment pass or EntrePass, MOM’s approval before marriage is not needed.
If your foreigner spouse-to-be has never held a work pass and is in Singapore on a tourist visa, you should check with ICA for additional requirements.