General Search Form for Marriage Certificate



To obtain a copy of marriage certificates a search form must be completed and returned to the Kenya Embassy in Washington D.C. together with a fee of US $50 Money order or cashiers check Payable to EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA


Requirements for non-Kenyans wishing to conduct a marriage ceremony in Kenya.


Non-Kenyan parties wishing to conduct a marriage ceremony in Kenya are required to produce the following documents:

  1. Birth certificates
  2. Valid passports
  3. Decree Absolutes (if divorced)
  4. Death certificate (if widowed)
  5. Separate Statutory Declarations sworn at a Solicitor's/Notary Public's office, stating the fact that one is single and free to marry. This should bear the solicitor's signature and official stamp.
  6. Parental consent in form of legal document for persons below twenty-one (21) years of age.
  7. Residency in the country for twenty-one days. If this is not possible, a Special License could be obtained beforehand by contacting the Registrar's Office in Kenya.


The contact address for the Registrar's Offices in Nairobi is:


The Registrar of Marriages, Department of the
Registrar General
PO Box 30031
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 00254 2 227461
Fax: 00254 2 215651



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