Marriages in Singapore can be registered and solemnized online


Marriages in Singapore can be registered and solemnized online

SINGAPORE — From 25 September, couples in Singapore will be able to register their marriage online through the "Our Marriage Journey" (OMJ) portal by the Registry of Marriages (ROM) and the Registry of Muslim Marriages (ROMM).

This announcement was made through a joint media release on Wednesday (16 August) by the Ministry of Social and Family Development and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.

The enhanced OMJ portal will streamline the marriage registration process, from application to the digital issuance of the Certificate of Marriage (COM).

Streamlined features and convenient options for couples

The enhanced portal integrates with Singpass, which will automatically populate both parties' personal details.

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Eligible couples can then complete the necessary declarations online, eliminating the need for physical document verification and in-person declaration signing at ROM or ROMM.

The portal also offers a video-link solemnisation option, which was initially introduced as part of the COVID-19 Temporary Measures Act. This option will now be permanent, allowing couples to proceed with their marriage ceremony even when in-person gatherings are not feasible.

Physical COM no longer legally-required

Another change in the marriage registration process is that couples are no longer legally required to sign a physical COM during the solemnization ceremony.

Instead, they will receive a digital COM via email after the ceremony, and it will serve as legally-recognised proof of their marriage. This eliminates the hassle of managing physical certificates and ensures a convenient process for all parties involved. Couples still have the option to receive a ceremonial COM as a keepsake.

"The digital transformation of the marriage journey will bring about greater convenience for couples and licensed solemnisers while preserving marriage as an important institution," said Timothy Pak, Registrar for the Registry of Marriages.

"With these enhancements, couples can focus on preparing for their married life together. Solemnizers can play a more active role in journeying alongside couples, laying the foundation for strong and enduring marriages."

Capturing Love in the Digital Age: Couples in Singapore can embrace online marriage registration through 'Our Marriage Journey' portal from 25 September (PHOTO: Screengrab/

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