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  consular Information

 

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS

 

 

According to the provisions of Article 14(1)(b), Part II, Second Schedule, Section 1(c) of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, a child born overseas whose father at the time of birth is a citizen of Malaysian is required to be registered at the Embassy within one (1) year from the child's date of birth.

 

Application must be made in person at Consular Section of the Embassy between 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. on any working days. Apart from bringing the child to the Embassy, the following are required to be submitted at the time of registration:

 

  • An application form (obtainable from the Embassy);
  • Child's birth certificate;
  • English translation of the child’s birth certificate (if the birth certificate is not in English);
  • Two (2) coloured photographs of the child (35mm x 50mm);
  • Parents' passports;
  • Parents' identity cards (applicable to Malaysians only);
  • Parents' marriage certificate;
  • A registration fee of RM20.00 payable in equivalent US Dollar; and,
  • A Form W fee of RM10.00 payable in equivalent US Dollar.

 

 

 

REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGES

 

Non-Muslim

 

Non-muslim Malaysians in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mauritius, Seychelles or Comoros may elect either to be married under local laws or to get their marriages solemnised under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 of Malaysia at the Embassy.

 

Malaysians who contracted a marriage under local laws are required to register their marriages at the Embassy within six (6) months from the date of the marriage or a late penalty will be imposed at the time of the registration.

 

Registration must be made in person at Consular Section of the Embassy between 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. on any working days. Requirements for the registration are as follows:

 

  • An application form (obtainable from the Embassy);
  • Two (2) recent coloured photographs (35mm x 50mm);
  • Passports;
  • Malaysian identity cards (applicable to Malaysians only);
  • Proof of marriage e.g. a marriage certificate issued by the competent authority of Zimbabwe; and,
  • A fee of RM20.00 payable in equivalent US Dollar.

 

For those who wish to get their marriages solemnised under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 of Malaysia at the Embassy are required to call at the Embassy in person between 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. on any working days to submit the following:

 

  • Three (3) marriage declaration forms (obtainable from the Embassy);
  • Three (3) recent coloured photographs (35mm x 50 mm);
  • Passports;
  • Malaysian identity cards (applicable to Malaysians only); and,
  • A letter/certificate of marital status (if single) or a divorce certificate or a decree nisi for divorce (if divorced) or a death certificate of the late spouse (for a widower). 

 

The declaration forms will be put on notice for a period of twenty one (21) days at the Embassy and also at the Office of the National Registration Department of Malaysia, nearest to the applicants’ last address in Malaysia.  The marriage will be solemnised by the Embassy only if no caveat is received from any member of public during the twenty one (21) days notice period. A marriage register will be issued after the marriage solemnisation upon payment of RM30.00 fee (payable in equivalent US Dollar).

 

Muslim

 

Muslim citizens of Malaysia who wish to contract a marriage according to the Islamic rites in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mauritius, Seychelles or Comoros are required to obtain a “letter of no impediment to the proposed marriage” from the Embassy to be presented to the relevant local authorities in applying for the license for marriage.

 

Application for this letter must be made in person at Consular Section of the Embassy between 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. on any working days by producing the following:

 

  • An authorisation letter to contract a marriage overseas issued by the Islamic Religious Affairs Department of the applicant’s state of residence in Malaysia;
  • Passport; and,
  • Malaysian identity card. 

 

For further information, please call the Embassy at +263 4 334413/4 or e-mail us mwharare@kln.gov.my.

 

 

 

 

 

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