Before you proceed to the district office (구청), you’ll have to proof that you are single and eligible to marry. Get the Certificate of Marriage Status (Sijil Status Perkahwinan) from JPN Putrajaya. You will just need your mykad and you other half’s passport details.
- Just head to JPN Putrajaya, proceed Marriage and Divorce Section (Perkahwinan dan Perceraian) go to ‘pertanyaan dan no. giliran’ counter, give them your mykad and tell them that you are marrying oversea and want a form to verify marriage status.
- Then fill in the form and proceed to Commissioner of Oath (Pesuruhjaya Sumpah) on Ground Floor. Go to the counter, get a number and wait till your number is called. You have to pay RM4.00 for this.
- Check if there are many people waiting before heading upstairs to get your form. If the waiting area is almost full, get your number first to avoid a long wait (I wasted 30 minutes waiting here). If not, head upstairs to get your form first.
- Be early. A girl told me she came the day before at 11.30am but Commissioner of Oath was not giving out number anymore as many people were waiting and they work till 1pm only. If this happens to you, you’ll have to head to the court for this service or come back another day.
- Keep a copy of your fiance’s passport (printed or in your mobile)
- Head upstairs again to get your number and wait to be called. Hand in your forms and mykad. They will then print out your details and asked to be checked before proceeding with your cert. RM5.00 for this.
- Have a sit and wait for your name to be called. Collect your cert and mykad.
- Head over to Consular Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Wisma Putra), get a number and have a sit. Once your number is called, pass them the cert you’ve just collected for endorsement.
- Sit and wait again for your number to be called to collect your endorsed cert. Another RM10.00 here.
This whole process took me 1 hour 45minutes. Not too bad huh?
You’ll have to come back to Korea, go to the Embassy of Malaysia in Korea with your original cert + 1 copy for notarization (3 working days). 6,000won for this.
- Application could only be done before 11.30am and collection is between 10am-11am.
Stamp no.1 bottom left is by JPN. Stamp no. 2 bottom right is by MOFA. Stamp no.3 top right is by Malaysian Embassy.
All good? Submit the cert, your passport, and your fiance’s documents to the district office.
Documents needed :
- Marriage status certificate original and translated (you can translate this yourself)
- your passport and fiance’s ID card
- application form (get it at the district office)
- copy of passport
Wait for a week.
Print your marriage cert at the district office or city hall :).
Now you are officially married in Korea.