Everything you need to know about getting married in Singapore is available on the Registry of Marriages (ROM) website. All marriages that take place in Singapore (and some that don’t) must be registered with the ROM. Here’s how you do it!
#1 Choose your location
If you plan to have the solemnisation outside of the ROM, you must choose your own solemniser. If you don’t know of one, there is a list of authorised officiates on the ROM website who work on a voluntary basis.
#2 File notice of your intended marriage
You need to have a valid passport and meet the same eligibility requirements that citizens do. You must include details of your two witnesses in your application.
At least one of you must have been resident in Singapore for at least 15 days before filing a notice of marriage. This applies to all, regardless of citizenship. The earliest you may solemnise your marriage is 21 days from the date of application. The latest is three months.
#3 If your application is successful
Both of you are required to go to the ROM on the date and time specified (usually three to four working days before solemnisation) for verification of documents and administration of the statutory declaration.
This is the actual wedding ceremony, where you say “I do” and receive your marriage certificate.
Marriages that take place in Singapore are recognised in most countries, though you should check with your embassy if you are unsure about the legal status of the marriage in your home country.
The following are registered wedding venues:
- The St. Regis Singapore Hotel
29 Tanglin Road | 6506 6888
- Singapore Botanical Gardens
1 Cluny Road Singapore (official ceremonies can be held at Burkhill Hall in the National Orchid Gardens)
- The Scarlett Hotel
33 Erskine Road | 6511 3333
- Sofital Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa | 6275 331
- Raffles Hotel
1 Beach Road | 6412 1341
- Goodwood Park Hotel
22 Scotts Road | 6737 7411
- The Jewel Box
109 Mount Faber Road | 6270 8855
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