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Certificate of No impediment to Marriage in Kenya

In this article we will cover the following:

What is a certificate of non impediment to Marriage in Kenya

Who issues the Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage in Kenya?

What documents are required to issue the Certificate of no impediment to marriage in Kenya?

What is the cost of getting this certificate?

Can you help me acquire a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage in Kenya

What is a certificate of non impediment to marriage?

If you are a Kenyan Citizen intending to get married abroad to a Kenyan or Non Kenyan Citizen, you are required to obtain a Citizen of No impediment to Marriage. The reason is that the authorities in the other country need a clearance from the Kenyan Registrar of Marriages that you are not married in Kenya before allowing you to get married in another country.

Who issues the Certificate of No impediment to Marriage in Kenya?

The Certificate is issued by the Registrar of Marriages at Sheria House

What documents are required to issue the Certificate of no impediment to marriage in Kenya?

The requirements for the application are:

a. Duly filled application form

b. Applicant’s certified passport

c. Applicant’s certified birth certificate

d. Fiancees certified passport copy

e. Applicant’s Divorce Decree (Where applicable)

NB:

Certification of the documents can only be done at the Registrar of Marriages Nairobi Office, Embassies Abroad or before a Notary Public Abroad.

Where originals are readily available the Registrar of Marriages – Nairobi can certify.

The office does not accept scanned certified copies or photocopies of certified copies.

The application MUST be filled by the Applicant.

What is the cost of getting the certificate of no impediment to marriage in Kenya?

The Fee payable to the Registrar of Marriages is Kes.5000/-

Can you help me acquire a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage in Kenya?

We can only help if the applicant has filled out the application form in Nairobi and has sent to us all the original documents that are to be taken to the registrar or Notarized copies. The Registrar though requires appearance in person. Please contact us on +254709747555


To learn more about Marriages in Kenya, please follow this link https://www.statelaw.go.ke/getting-married-in-kenya/.

N/B The requirements are subject to revision by the Registrar of Marriage here in Kenya and requirments of the local laws in the country you intend to get marriage. This is a guide on what you may expect when applying for a certificate of no impediment in Kenya. Contact us on silvana@swkadvocates.com for any queries.