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|Build the Marriage of a Lifetime - Attend a Marriage
A good marriage begins with the decision to live with, appreciate and enjoy the
person you are going to marry. It takes commitment, effort and skills to sustain
a strong happy marriage, and we encourage you to participate in a marriage
preparation programme to build a strong foundation for your life journey
Marriage preparation programmes help prepare couples for a healthy and enriching
marriage and family life. These programmes help lay the foundation for the
marriage, and equip couples with practical skills and knowledge to manage issues
such as conflict resolution and communication. There are several
social service agencies
and family service centres that offer marriage preparation
programmes which is supported by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).
Details on the available marriage course for the year 2018/2019 can be found here: Marriage of a Lifetime
Couples who attend marriage preparation programmes supported by MSF are
entitled to a $70 rebate upon completion of the programme.
For more information and enquiry, please go to
|Mandatory Marriage Preparation Programmes for Minors
To help minor couples better prepare for marriage, they are required to attend a
marriage preparation programme before they can be issued with a marriage licence.
This is in addition to obtaining parental consent.
Completion of a marriage preparation programme is required if one or both of the marrying parties are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents; and
- At least one party is below 18 years old – Couple must also undergo a social assessment by MSF to assess their suitability
for marriage before they are issued with a Special Marriage Licence.
- At least one party is between 18 years old and 21 years old – You may view the list of MSF-approved organisations that provide
the required marriage preparation programme
*Note: Age is as at day of solemnization
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Last updated: 19 November 2020