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Religious Marriage having civil effect

1. Persons as authorised by the Registrar of Civil Status may celebrate a Religious Marriage Having Civil Effect.
2. Where a person is not authorised to celebrate a Religious Marriage Having Civil Effect a civil status officer may be designated to assist in the ceremony and register the marriage with Civil  Effect.
3.No publication is required for the celebration of a Religious Marriage having Civil Effect.
Religious marriages having civil effect have the same legal effect as civil marriages.
Two witnesses are required to be present at time of marriage ceremony.


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Documents to be produced
Birth certificates issued within the last three month
Previous Marriage certificate(s) if divorced
Death/Marriage certificate(s) if widow/widower
National Identity Cards of all parties



Regime Notification
At  time of  registration of a religious marriage having civil effect,
the parties shall inform the Civil Status Officer  or the authorised person of the matrimonial
regime they wish to be governed by, for insertion in the marriage entry.