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Malaysia - Re-Registration of Marriage Registered in Foreign Country

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This page contains information on how to re-register a marriage from foreign country in Malaysia.


  • For non-Muslims Malaysian whose marriage was registered under the laws of a foreign country
  • The re-registration does not apply to the non-citizen who was granted a Malaysian citizenship status after his or her marriage was registered under the laws of a foreign country

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A marriage registered under the laws of a foreign country must be re-registered at the Malaysian Representative Office within 6 months of the date of marriage. If the couple enter Malaysia before the expired 6 months of the date where the marriage was registered under the laws of a foreign country then the calculation of 6 months will commence on the latest arrival date in Malaysia dictated in the passport. Re-registration after 6 months will incur a PENALTY.

Section 35, Act 164
“Any person who, being required by section 31 to appear before a Registrar, omits to do so within the prescribed time shall, on conviction, be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to a fine not exceeding one thousand ringgit or to both.”

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  • Visit the concerned authority nearest you personally.
  • Fill the application form with the complete information.
  • Submit the necessary documents.
  • Pay the prescribed fee.

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Required Documents

  • If the application submitted at:
    • Malaysian Representative Office overseas:
      • Malaysian passport for Malaysian
      • Identification document for foreign citizen
    • NRD office:
      • MyKad
      • Original passport for Malaysian and foreigner including photocopy of the pages with personal details, latest arrival date in Malaysia, and dates of departure or arrival in the country where the marriage was registered.
  • 1 colour passport-sized photograph per applicant
  • Original and copy of the following documents with translation by a qualified translator into Malay Language or English:
    • Foreign marriage certificate
    • Foreign marriage certificate from India, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Nigeria, Sri Lanka or any other country if required, must be:
      • certified by either the Malaysian representative in their home country. or the applicant's consulate in Malaysia, and
      • re-certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Wisma Putra) in Putrajaya, Kuching or Kota Kinabalu
    • Birth Certificate for non-citizen
    • Decree nisi absolute (divorce certificate), if applicable
    • Death certificate of previous spouse, if applicable
    • A letter from the Myanmar government to confirm the validity of Myanmar’s marriage certificate
    • Confirmation letter that the applicant is not a Muslim from the respective government (i.e. Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Algeria, Pakistan, Bangladesh or other Muslim countries or from any other country if required)


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Documents to Use

Application Form JPN.KC06

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Office Locations & Contacts

National Registration Department Malaysia
Ministry of Home Affairs
No.20, Precinct 2
Federal Government Administrative Centre
62551 Federal Territory of Putrajaya
Tel (1MOCC) 03-8000 8000
Fax 03-8880 8288
Listed below is the external link for the following
NRD Branches
State's Director's contact information
Headquarters Management

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