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How To Apply For A Marriage Certificate In Ghana

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How To Apply For A Marriage Certificate In Ghana

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:

Step 1: Obtain A Marriage Application Form

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.

Step 2: Fill Out The Form

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.

Step 3: Submit The Form

After filling out the form, you need to submit it along with the required documents to the Marriage Registry. The required documents include:

  • A copy of your birth certificate
  • A copy of your passport or national ID card
  • A copy of your intended spouse’s birth certificate
  • A copy of your intended spouse’s passport or national ID card
  • 4 passport-size photographs of each partner
  • The applicable fee

Step 4: Wait For The Processing

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.

Step 5: Collect Your Marriage Certificate

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.

To know more about marriage registration in Ghana, visit these links:

The Registrar General’s Department – Marriage Registration

Accra Metropolitan Assembly – Marriage Registration

Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly – Marriage Registration

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