Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Registration of Marriage in Kuching

Dave and me just completed our registration of marriage on last Wednesday, 10 June 2009 at Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara, Kuching Branch. In case you are planning to get married and no idea where and how to register your marriage, the notes below might be helpful:

1) Prepare a passport size for both applicants. Preferably with blue background.
2) Prepare a photostate copy of your IC and birth certificate for both applicants.
3) Bring the above with the original IC and birth certificate and go to the nearest Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN). For us, our nearest JPN is at Satok, just above Merry Brown.
4) Both applicants will need to complete JPNKC02 form. Don't worry, the officer will assist you throughout the whole process.
5) Upon completion, the officer will ask you whether you choose to complete the marriage registration at JPN or at church or Chinese association. For us, we choose to complete the marriage registration at JPN.
6) The officer informed us our application will be displayed for 21 days on a medium size notice board, located at the first staircase of Kuching JPN.
7) The officer printed a letter to us, informing us on the marriage registration date and time and also the attire for the marriage registration. You can adjust the date if you can't make it on the date fixed by the officer.
8) On the marriage registration day, go to the same office, bring a long 2 witnesses All must wear formal and for man, must wear necktie. All 4 must bring along their IC as well.
9) Upon arrival, present all documents to the officer. She'll prepare the marriage certificates. There will be a lot of couples. It is based on first come first serve basis.
10) Make payment of RM30.00.
11) Wait for your turn. An officer will call for the applicants name. She will read marriage vows and advice to all 4. Then the groom and bride take turn to read a readily prepare wedding vows.
12) Then all 4 will sign on marriage certificates. The bride and groom will each have a copy of the certificate. You can choose to exchange your wedding rings here as well.
13) And you're married now.

For more information, you can log in to Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara website. For those from Kuching, you may contact these phone numbers which belong to JPN Satok Office: 082-241550 or 082-427877. For those from other area, you may check this website.

Even though the marriage certificates only cost RM30 but these certificates are important part of a married couple. These certificates protect the couple's right.

19 comments:

  1. I experienced to be my friend's witness last year and I noticed the groom & bride did not read any wedding vows. Instead, they just need to answer when the officer asked them few questions. The whole process which include queeing for your turn,vowing ceromony took around one hour plus only.Congratulation Yan!

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  2. Hi Margaret, thanks for dropping by. My bro & sis-in-law who got married in 2006 also have to 'angkat sumpah' like Dave and me :p Your friend's wedding also at Satok JPN? Oh! Thank you :) So nice of you!

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  3. Yeah..at JPN Satok..It was in Oct last year.

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  4. Margaret, sorry... today i double check with my sis-in-law, she said she not need to 'angkat sumpah' but just need to follow the wedding vows read by the officer. Maybe the angkat sumpah parts is a new rule. Thanks for sharing ya!

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  5. thanks for your sharing information.

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  6. i've got question, what if the groom is not sarawakian but from the other state, selangorian, how should groom and bride get the registration of marriage successfully?
    much appreciate if you can reply.
    thanks

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  7. Hi there, for Selangor, do ring the JPN at there office in Selangor at http://www.jpn.gov.my/BI/5_2_2_selangor.php. Perhaps better if you can go to their office and meet the officer there to ask them for more details. Hope this help.. BTW, congratulations :)

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  8. thanks for your suggestion, hopefully it works. merry christmas and happy new year!

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  9. Yes, it's my pleasure. Hope you will be able to get the info and assistance you need. Wishing you a blessed Christmas and a happy new year too.

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  10. how long the proceed?my bf and i wish to register on 11/11/11...so how?

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  11. hi, the whole process take less than a month. so, you have plenty of time. I think you can ask with the officer if they hold special marriage registration for 11-11-11. All the best!

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    1. hi sis... is their any fastiest way, not longer for 21 days??

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    2. Hi there, officially is 21 days... you can call the center for more details. All the best :)

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  12. Hi,can iask my cousin which was 18 years old to be my witness of my marriage registration?

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    1. Hi Magdelyn, the witness/saksi must be at least 21 years old. You can read it at http://www.jpn.gov.my/perkhidmatan-perkahwinanpenceraian.

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  13. hi, I want to know where is the JPN Kuching Branch? I can't seem to find it. Plus, is the limit of witnesses 2 or can we bring more of them? Is it compulsory to have a witness?

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    1. Hi, very sorry for late reply... You can find Kuching JPN at http://www.jpn.com.my/jpn_offices/Kuching.htm. The Satok one relocate already.. Yes, it's compulsory to have a witness each from bride and bridegroom. You can bring others to the registration of marriage but one witness name for each bride and bridegroom will be needed on the registration of marriage form. These witness will be printed in your marriage registration form as well. hope this helps.

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