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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Marrying a Foreigner in Malaysia: Documents Checklist

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.
Salam Ramadhan.. :)

Our 'akad nikah' ceremony will be in less than 16 days yet we still have lots to do. It's not that I'm freaking out. No, not really. But because the whole process is painstaking. There are a lot of documents needed to be prepared actually. Good thing is since my future husband is a foreigner, one of my friends advised me to settle his first and yes, it helps a lot. 

Image from :bridalmusings.com
Believe it or not, I don't even have 'kursus pra-perkahwinan' yet (gonna take it this weekend). In fact, we haven't submitted the form to registrar office or PAID. LOL *ketawa sambil menangis*
Even though oppa asked me a few times on what else should be done/prepared, is there anything else I could help/do, there's nothing really. Just the process of going back and forth, here and there (of which he can't do because he's in UTM preparing and getting ready for IELTS the same day as my kursus. Even if he's here, he can just follow me around, not really talking as most of the offices I'm dealing with have minor command in English including the jabatan issuing his Islamic certificate in Johor). 

This one from here
Thank you for this image 

Anyways, here's the checklist if you're a Malaysian girl to marry a foreigner in Malaysia.

Bride :

1. Photocopy of IC
2. Photocopy of 2 witnesses' IC
3. Photocopy of wali's IC 
4. Certificate of pre-marriage course (kursus pra-perkahwinan)
5. HIV test 
6. Parents' marriage certificate
7. Form 2C - get it here
8. Form 1 (if the address in your IC is different from your current address)


1. Photocopy of passport
2. Photocopy of 2 witnesses' IC
3. HIV test (previously, when I asked Islamic Johor Center about this, they said he doesn't have to take it but the one in Selangor insists)
4. Form 1 (use the bride's home address and ask head of the village to certify)
5. Letter/Islamic Card (for mualaf - new brother/sister)
6. Approval letter from
         (i) groom's consular/embassy (he paid USD4 = RM12 for this *price varies according to                  embassy I guess) 
        (ii) Malaysian Immigration 
7. Form 2A - get it here

So, that's about it. Ours has been done 80%. Oppa said that the paperwork in Korea is simpler (I hope so!). If you're in the same shoes, all I can say is good luck! 

** Note that the pictures are just decorations to let your eyes rest. ;) I know how does it feel to read without pictures especially with such a boring writing of mine! Haha. 

ok.. Happy breakfasting!


  1. Assalamualikum .. hehe .. tahniah dengan perkahwinan akak .. jeles taw .. haha .. Semoga berbahagia dan kekal sehingga ke Jannah .. In Shaa Allah .. Amiin

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