For 18 years and below
Persons under 18 years old cannot marry unless their parents or legal guardians give their consent. On top of the parental or guardian consent, the couple is also required to apply for a Special Marriage Licence via 'Our Marriage Journey'.
Upon successful submission of the application, the couple and the parents of the minor will be contacted by a staff from the agency appointed by MSF, for a social assessment of their suitability for marriage. As part of the social assessment, the couple and their parents are required to attend the Mandatory Marriage Preparation Programme.
For above 18 but below 21 years old
Persons above 18 but below 21 years old cannot marry unless their parents or legal guardians give their consent and a Licence for the marriage has been granted.
For couples where one or both of the marrying parties are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents and at least one party is above 18 but below 21 years old, they will be required to attend a Marriage Preparation Programme conducted by an MSF-approved organisation. You may view the list of MSF-approved service providers here.
The couple must complete the programme before submitting the marriage application and bring along the certificate of attendance when they come to ROM for their Verification of documents and Declaration (V/D).
Note: Age is as at day of solemnization.