What is a certificate of no impediment to marriage in Kenya?

A No impediment to marry certificate is a certificate issued by the Office of the Registrar of Marriages in Kenya, confirming that a Kenyan citizen has no existing marriage record and therefore qualifies to get married outside of the country.

Requirements of a certificate of no impediment to marriage in Kenya

  • Certified copy of applicants Passport
  • Certified copy of applicants Birth Certificate
  • Passport-size photos of applicants
  • Fiancée’s certified Passport copy
  • Copy of Death Certificate if widow or widower.
  • Copy of Absolute Divorce Decree - If Kenyan the partner had been married and divorced.
  • Affidavit if the Death Certificate or Divorce Decree is more than two years
  • A letter by the applicant clearly indicating, the telephone number, email address, residential address and postal address

How long to a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage take?

The application and processing of a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage can take between 3 to 6 weeks.

Who issues the Certificate of No impediment to Marriage in Kenya?

  • The Certificate of No impediment to marriage is issued by the Registrar of Marriages at AGs chambers in Nairobi
  • The Certification can also be done by Kenyan Foreign Missions and Embassies outside Kenya

Can I get a certificate of no impediment online?

Yes, you can make an application via your ecitizen account.

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