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Marriage registration goes online

Fadley Faisal

The Supreme Court of Brunei Darussalam shared with the Bulletin that the use of technology has played a part in the provision of registry services.

Through the use of the Judiciary Case Management System (JCMS), couples will be able receive their marriage certificate instantly after the Registration of Marriages (ROM) ceremony.

An electronic database of marriages is available making name searches more expedient.

The Marriage Registrar will also conduct marriage interviews with couples via Zoom to verify that their application and documents are in order before issuing the notice of the intended marriage and confirming the date for the ROM ceremony.

The interviews are done at a minimum of two weeks before the intended date of ROM.

Guidelines pertaining to the conduct of ROM ceremonies are regularly updated on the Judiciary website and are subject to the prevailing health and safety management measures in line with the latest COVID-19 situation.

The Registry of Civil Marriages was established under Chapter 76 of the Marriage Act, to administer the registration and solemnisation of civil marriages.

The Registry of Civil Marriages also provides services which include name searches for marriage records and duplicates of marriage certificates.

The services provided by the Registry of Civil Marriages can also be done physically at the High Court in Bandar Seri Begawan and the Subordinate Court in Kuala Belait.

Non-Muslim couples may register and solemnise their marriages with the Registry of
Civil Marriages.

The registry will not register or solemnise applicants who are Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Dayaks and other persons governed by their own laws or customs of marriage recognised by the Laws of Brunei Darussalam.


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