Registration of Marriages
In December 2004, Than Hsiang Temple was assigned by the government to be the Pendaftaran Perkahwinan Daerah Barat Daya. Couples staying in the South West District of Penang Island or elsewhere in Penang can thus register their marriages at Than Hsiang Temple besides doing so at the Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (National Registration) offices in Anson Road, Balik Pulau and Sungai Ara.
Couples wishing to register their marriage at Than Hsiang Temple may do so on specific Saturdays and Sundays of the month at 9.30 am. This gives working couples a convenient avenue for registering their marriages outside of office hours.
The registration of marriage is conducted by Mr. Chan Peng Kan, the Assistant Registrar of Marriages, in a simple and solemn ceremony. Mr. Chan is a retired teacher and also the committee member of Than Hsiang Buddhist Welfare Association.
Procedures for Marriage Registration
Collect the registration form from Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN)
~ Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara Offices are as below:
- Ibu Pejabat Pulau Pinang
Tingkat 3, Bangunan Persekutuan, Jln Anson, 10551 Pulau Pinang
Tel: 04-2262558, 04-2271161 Fax: 04-2269320
- Daerah Bayan Baru
No. 2A-1, Tkt Kenari 6, Desa Ria, Sg Ara, 11960 Pulau Pinang
Tel: 04-6437460 Fax : 04-6444004
- Daerah Barat Daya
Kompleks Balik Pulau, 11000 Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang.
Tel: 04-8668410 Fax : 04-8669846
Taking oaths at Court or Commissioner for Oaths
Submit the registration form to Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN).
Submit the registration form to Than Hsiang Temple
~ Photocopy the following documents & submit to Than Hsiang Temple (Photocopies must be clear) :
- Original & Photocopies of application from (1 set each)
- Photocopies of couple’s I/C (2 sets each)
- Photocopies of couple’s birth certificates (2 sets each)
- Photocopies of witnesses’ I/C (2 sets each)
- Company confirmation letter for those whose I/C address is not that of Penang (2 sets)
- Photocopies of divorcee’s divorce certificate(2 sets)
- Photocopies of death certificate of spouse for widow/widower (2 sets)
Confirm thewith Than Hsiang Temple
- The couple and witnesses are required to bring along original I/C. (Photocopies I/C not allowed)
- The couple and witnesses are required to wear proper attire. ( T-shirt & Slipper not allowed)
- Rings, bouquet of flowers, photographer are optional.