||Can ROM update the Marriage Register after I have been issued with a new passport /Singapore Pink/Blue identity card
(the number is different from the one I registered my marriage) or after I have changed my name by deed poll?
Should I update the ROM if there are changes to my identity type, identity number, name and/or marital status?
No. Data recorded at the point of marriage may not be amended.There is thus no need to inform the ROM of any changes.
||Can I , after solemnization, return the marriage certificate to ROM to treat the marriage as cancelled?
No. A marriage once entered into cannot be cancelled. Only a Court of competent jurisdiction can dissolve a marriage. Please consult a lawyer.
||Who is the authority and how can I apply for divorce?
The Court is the authority. Divorces are handled by lawyers.
Family and Juvenile Court
3 Havelock Square
Internet Website: https://www.familyjusticecourts.gov.sg
Internet Office Email Address: FJCourts_Family_Registry@fjcourts.gov.sg
||Can ROM remove my marriage record permanently since I am divorced?
No. The Marriage Register is a public record of marriages. Dissolution of a marriage does not mean that the marriage never took place.
||Do I have to inform the ROM after divorce?
No. There is no legal provision for updating marriage records. Marriage records captured are at point of marriage.
||Can I ask the ROM to conceal my marriage record in its database?
No. According to the law, every marriage record shall be open for inspection
(free for up to 2 online searches over a 12-month period or upon payment of the prescribed fee)
by any person applying to inspect the same.
||Do I need to change my name or title after marriage?
No, but if you do, the records with ROM will not be amended.
||Who is responsible for the accuracy of entries appearing on my Notice and Certificate of Marriage?
Marriage applicants are responsible.
||When filing a notice of marriage online
Please enter accurately and check carefully before submitting.
||On the day of Verification of Documents/Statutory Declaration (VD/SD)
Please check for accuracy again before making the SD (oath)
||Immediately after solemnization
Please check for accuracy for a last time before leaving the solemnization venue.