Muslim marriage process for minors (between 18 and 20 years old)
It applies to couples who are both Muslims and if either one or both of you are a minor (between 18 to below 21 years old) at the time of your application.
Obtain your parents' or legal guardians’ consent (for the minor party). This consent is separate from the consent of the bride’s wali, and cannot replace her wali’s consent.
If either of you is a minor, it is compulsory to complete a free Marriage Preparation Programme prior to your application. Both the bride and groom must attend the programme. The minor’s parents or legal guardians may also be required to attend relevant parts of the programme.
Finalise your solemnisation date, time, and venue; decide on your maskahwin, hantaran, Kadi or Naib Kadi; ensure your wali’s availability; and choose two witnesses to attend. Familiarise yourself with the timeline for selecting your solemnisation date, two witnesses, Kadi or Naib Kadi and marriage application submission.
Provide all the necessary details, make payment for your marriage application and take note of further steps. Find out what you need to prepare, where to apply, the application timeline and the related costs.
Attend a face-to-face interaction session (Bersamamu) with your Kadi or Naib Kadi and plan for their continued support and communication for up to two years after your solemnisation. This session and subsequent communication with your Kadi or Naib Kadi will provide you with continued support for your marriage.
Be officially solemnised and have your marriage legally registered. After your solemnisation has taken place, you will receive a hard copy of your marriage certificate.
· If at least one of the applicants is a minor (between 18 to below 21 years old) at the time of application, they need to follow this special process
· You must both be Muslim
· If either of you is a Muslim convert, you must first obtain the official permanent conversion certificate from Muslim Converts’ Association of Singapore (MCAS)
· You must obtain consent from the bride’s wali or lawful guardian, and from the parents or legal guardians of the minor party
· You cannot be currently married to any other person, or have any existing marriage registered application with ROM or ROMM
· Any previous marriage must be legally dissolved
· Divorcees intending to remarry will be required to disclose details of any existing maintenance orders (including promptness of payments if applicable) as part of your statutory declarations
· You must obtain a marriage approval letter from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) if you are a current or former work permit holder
· You must obtain a marital status letter from the relevant authority in your country of origin. This letter must be produced to ROMM not more than 90 days from its date of issuance
· You must obtain a letter of recommendation from your respective local registries of marriage/Islamic bodies if you are a Malaysian, Indonesian or Bruneian citizen. This letter must be produced to ROMM not more than 90 days from the date of solemnisation.