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Bhutan - Obtain Marriage Certificate

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  1. To obtain a marriage certificate, applicants will need to go to their local civil registry office.
  2. Do not forget to bring all the required documents (see list below)
  3. Pay the application fee and wait for instructions from the Registrar regarding when can you comeback to collect the certificate.

If you are outside Bhutan

You may use the link provided under "Office Locations & Contacts" to get in touch with the nearest diplomatic representation of Bhutan in the country you are currently staying. The Embassy's consular service section will be able to help process your request to obtain a copy of a marriage certificate.


Required Documents[edit]

  • An order from the High Court which has not lapsed three months.
  • A certificate of consent and certificate stating the marital status signed by parents/head of the family/two relatives/ adopted or foster parents/Court.
  • Authetication Certificate from the Gup stating the marital status. For those whose census are with Thromdes/Municipals, a certificate of aunthentication of marital status must be obtained from the respective Thrompons.
  • A relationship certificate (family tree/census) duly issued by the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs to establish the parent-children/relatives relationship.
  • Copy of adoption documents or any document evidencing foster/adopted/legal relationship.
  • Single Status Certificate of the applicants.
  • Two sureties, a male surety for the bridegroom and a female surety for the bride. Of the two sureties, one must be a Bhutanese citizen and acceptable by the Court and should be well acquainted with the couple.
  • A copy of the Citizenship Identity Card.
  • Three recent passport size photographs.
  • A copy of the Citizenship Identity Card of parents/head of the family/two relatives/foster/adopted parents and of any person from whom a certificate of certificate of consent and certificate stating the marital status is obtained.
  • A copy of divorce agreement/final decree of divorce, if previously married and divorced evidencing lapse of one year.
  • A copy of death certificate of the deceased spouse, if previously married and widowed.
  • A copy of birth certificate of the child/children if any or declaration otherwise.
  • Affidavit Form No.8 KA.
  • Any document in support of Form No. 7 and 8 (KA) and other necessary document as deemed necessary by the Court.
  • Establish a fact to the satisfaction of the Court that they had been associated with each other for at least a minimum of one year.
  • A certified/attested copy of Clearance Certificate from competent authority stating that he or she is not convicted of criminal offence.
  • Proof of one year lapsed after the Marriage Certificate is denied by the Court.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs
Department of Civil Registration and Census
Telephone : +975-2-322301/322015/325173
Address : Post Box No.133 ,Tashichho dzong,

MHCA Website

Citizen's Service Website

Royal Bhutanese Embassies abroad


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Required Information[edit]

  • Name of spouses
  • Place and date of marriage

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External Links[edit]

Ministry of Justice


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