How to apply for a Marriage Certificate Online (Kenya)

The Kenyan government facilitates the application for a certified copy of your marriage certificate through the eCitizen platform ( Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to proceed:

  1. Access eCitizen Portal: Visit the eCitizen portal and either register for an account or log in if you already have one.
  2. Search for the Application: Once logged in, search for “Application for Certified Copy of a Marriage Certificate.”
  3. Fill Out the Application Form: Complete the online application form, providing details such as the system of marriage (civil, Christian, etc.), names of spouses, and the date and place of marriage.
  4. Payment: Pay the required fee for processing the application.
  5. Receive Certified Copy: After processing, you will receive a certified copy of the marriage certificate. Depending on the system, it might be downloadable or require collection in person.

Please note that this process provides a certified copy of the marriage certificate, not the original certificate itself.

Alternative Method: Contact Local Registrar of Marriages: If you prefer an in-person approach or need the original certificate, you can contact the Registrar of Marriages in the district where your marriage was registered. You can find the contact information for your local office through the Attorney General’s Department website (

Online Services May Vary by County: It’s essential to be aware that online marriage certificate services may vary by county in Kenya. While news articles suggest Nairobi County may have had a pilot program, it’s advisable to confirm its current status. Check with your local authorities for any county-specific online options.

Additional Points to Remember:

  • Regardless of the method chosen, you’ll likely need details such as your marriage date, location, and the names of both spouses.
  • There might be fees associated with obtaining a certified copy or the original certificate.
  • For the most up-to-date information and any changes in the online application process, refer to official Kenyan government websites like eCitizen ( or the Attorney General’s Department (

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