Step by Step Guide bangladesh marriage certificate for foreigners

Marriage is a social and religious event which is a joyous occasion for every person. But when the marriage is between the citizens of two countries, the marriage certificate is more important than happiness. Read this article to learn the step-by-step process of obtaining a marriage certificate in Bangladesh and how to prepare it for submission to your embassy. you can read this article even if you are both Bangladeshi.

Step 1: Required Documents

Before planning a wedding, it is very important to understand what it takes to get married and get a marriage certificate in Bangladesh. Generally, you will need proof of identity, proof of residence and other supporting documents. Make sure you have all the necessary documents.

  1. Both boy and girls will need unmarried certificate/marriage license and no objection letter from their own country.
  2. Photocopy of passport/NID card of both boy and girls. (For those who are foreigner should provide copy of passport and visa with immigration seal)
  3. Four copies of passport size photographs of both boys and girls will be required.

Note: Two sets of all documents will be required, besides three adult witnesses.

Step 2: court marriage in bangladesh

Court marriage means affidavit, which is signed by the bride and groom in the presence of an advocate, a first-class magistrate, or a notary public.  These are not marriage certificates but confirm the couple’s voluntary and informed consent to marry. This process is necessary for international couples or those marrying without guardian approval.

Step 3: Form Filling and Application Submission

The court marriage papers and the documents mentioned in the first step should be submitted to the Registrar’s office along with the application form. Make sure your information is correct and up-to-date while submitting, this is an important step, as the certificate is generated from this information. All activities may be spoiled and delayed due to wrong information, in which case the concerned authority will not bear any responsibility.

Note: Online application or marriage registration is not allowed in Bangladesh law.

Step 4: Verification Process

After submitting your application, the authorities will initiate the verification process. This may involve checking the provided documents and conducting interviews. We process the documents on the same day of application submission, so no extra day is required for the verification process. Even if all the papers are correct, we complete the marriage registry on the same day.

Step 5: Payment of Fees

There are usually fees associated with obtaining a marriage certificate. Need to pay a fee to obtain the marriage certificate. But it is not possible to specify this fee as the cost varies in different situations.

In this situation, Two questions come to our mind. First, how much does it cost to get a marriage certificate? Second, how many days does it take to complete the process? This question cannot be answered in one word, because it depends on the situation. There are four types of marriage registers in Bangladesh and each type has different registration laws.

Muslim Marriage Register

If both the boy and girls are Muslims, the marriage can be registered under the Muslim Family Act, 1961.

Hindu Marriage Register

If both the boy and girls are Hindus, registration can be done as per the Hindu Marriage Registration Act 2012.

Christian Marriage Register

If both the boy and girl are Christians, the marriage can be registered under the Christian Marriage Act 1872.

Special Marriage Register

If two boy and girls belong to two religions, marriage registration can be done according to Special Marriage Act 1872. To marry under the Special Marriage Act 1872, the bride or groom has to give 14 days’ notice to the registrar. (But notice and marriage registration can be done on the same day subject to certain conditions.)

China vs Bangladesh special marriage certificate: Registered on 17-12-2023, issued on the same day. Notary on 18-12-2023, foreign and law ministry approval on 19-12-2023. Delivery completed within three days.

Sometimes, people from different faiths become Muslims and get married under the Muslim Family Act, 1961.

how many days required for bangladesh marriage certificate?

It takes ten to thirty days to complete all the work including certificates, notary public, approvals from Law Ministry and Foreign Ministry. However, we often complete all the work in just three days and issue the certificate. (See the certificate given above that the work was completed and delivered in just three days).

how much cost for marriage certificate in bangladesh?

Cost Also different for different situation. If you tell us the details, we can give you a detailed idea about the cost. Contact: Facebook messenger WhatsApp & Call +8801515-615786

Step 6: Issuance of Marriage Certificate

After receiving and verifying the application, the registrar will register the marriage through the signature of the boy and girls and issue the certificate. This certificate acts as a legal proof of your marriage and is required for various official functions including visas, embassies, and passports.

Step 7: Certificate Notary

Get the marriage certificate but if you want to use this certificate for any purpose, it must be notarized. In this case, the marriage certificate will be notarized with the notarial certificate from the notary public. After the certificate is notarized, this certificate will be useful for any work in Bangladesh. But if you want to apply for any work outside the country, you need to take permission from the Ministry of Law and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Step 8: Law Ministry and Foreign Ministry approval

Since our discussion has started with foreign marriage, this part is very important. Because this certificate has no value outside the country without the seal and sign of the Ministry of Law and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Hence proper of approval should be obtained from Ministry of Law and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this case, remember that if there is any kind of forgery in this part, the certificate will be returned from the embassy and all the processes will be lost.


Every step of getting marriage certificate is very important and every step is interlinked with each other. If there is any problem at any stage, the certificate will be returned from the embassy. So get to know the people you are going to work with, how good they are in this field. You can confirm this by looking at their work experience, work portfolio, and client reviews.

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