If you are planning to get married in Ghana, it is important to know that a marriage certificate is a legal requirement. A marriage certificate is an official document that proves that two people are legally married. In Ghana, the process of getting a marriage certificate is simple and straightforward. Here are the steps to follow:
The first step to getting a marriage certificate in Ghana is to obtain a marriage application form. You can get this form from the Marriage Registry at any District Assembly or Metropolitan Assembly in Ghana.
Once you have obtained the marriage application form, you need to fill it out. The form will require you to provide personal information such as your name, age, occupation, and address. You will also need to provide information about your intended spouse.
After filling out the form, you need to submit it along with the required documents to the Marriage Registry. The required documents include:
Once you have submitted the form and the required documents, you will need to wait for the processing of your application. The processing time may vary depending on the location and workload of the Marriage Registry.
After the processing of your application is complete, you will be notified to collect your marriage certificate. You will need to bring the receipt of the application fee, your ID card, and your spouse’s ID card to collect the certificate.
That’s it! By following these simple steps, you can apply for and obtain a marriage certificate in Ghana.
It is important to note that the marriage certificate is only valid for three months from the date of issue. Therefore, it is recommended that you apply for your certificate close to your wedding date. If either partner is a foreign national, they may be required to provide additional documentation such as a residency permit or visa.
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