Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage

This is a certificate issued by the Office of the Registrar of Marriages confirming that a Kenyan national has no existing marriage record and therefore qualifies to get married outside of the country.

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Important Notes

  • Every Kenyan wishing to marry abroad has to apply for a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage from the Mission.
  • Marriages conducted without issuance of this Certificate will neither be recognized by the Mission nor the Authorities in Kenya.
  • It is important to indicate your marital status as spinster, bachelor, widowed or divorced.
  • The Kenya Government neither acknowledges nor endorses same sex marriages.
  • Please note that Certification can only be done at the Embassy in which case the applicant comes with the original and a copy or before a notary public.
  • The Mission does not accept scanned certified copies or photocopies of certified copies.


  1. Three (3) duly filled Application MA5 (Click here to download)
  2. An application Letter;
  3. Three (3) recent Passport size photographs
  4. Three (3) copies of the applicant’s current Kenyan passport-pages 30-32 & the Bio-Data page (certified by a notary public);
  5. A copy of Kenya National Identity card certified by notary public
  6. Three (2) copies of Kenyan birth certificate (certified by a notary public);
  7. Three (3) copies of the Fiancée’s (spouse to be) passport (certified by a notary public);
  8. Fiancée’s certified Passport copy
  9. Copy of Death Certificate (if widow or widower)
  10. Copy of Divorce Decree Absolute (If the partner had been married before and divorced)
  11. Sworn affidavit if the Death Certificate or Divorce Decree is more than two (2) years
  12. Application fee of Rs.7,500/- (Kshs 10,000/= equivalent) payable by bank demand draft in favour of Kenya High Commission, New Delhi
  13. A self-addressed A-4 size envelope with postage stamps to enable the Mission send back the document.

The Registrar of Marriages

Department of the Registrar-General

PO Box 30031-00100

Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254-20-227461

Fax: +254-20-215651

Senior Assistant Registrar General

PO Box 80366

Mombasa, Kenya

Tel: +254-41-316061/2

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