Registration of Marriages

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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 every first and third Saturdays & 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 the committee member of Than Hsiang Buddhist Welfare Association.

 

Procedures for Marriage Registration

Step 1
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

Step 2
Taking oaths at Court or Commissioner for Oaths

Step 3
Submit the registration form to Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN).

Step 4
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)

Step 5
Confirm the Marriage Registration Date with Than Hsiang Temple

2015

January
- 03/01/2015
- 17/01/2015

February
- 07/02/2015
- 08/02/2015
- 14/02/2015

March
- 07/03/2015
- 08/03/2015
- 21/03/2015
- 22/03/2015

April
- 11/04/2015
- 12/04/2015
- 25/04/2015

May
- 09/05/2015
- 10/05/2015
- 23/05/2015
- 24/05/2015

June
- 07/06/2015
- 20/06/2015
- 21/06/2015

July
- 04/07/2015
- 05/07/2015
- 19/07/2015

August
- 01/08/2015
- 02/08/2015
- 15/08/2015
- 16/08/2015

September
- 05/09/2015
- 19/09/2015
- 20/09/2015

October
- 03/10/2015
- 04/10/2015
- 24/10/2015
- 25/10/2015

November
- 07/11/2015
- 08/11/2015

December
- 05/12/2015
- 06/12/2015
- 19/12/2015
- 20/12/2015

Step 6
Registration Day
   - 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.