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Registration of Marriages

RITA registers Marriages and Divorces, and also issues certificates. Marriage and Divorces is governed by the law of Marriages Act, 1971 Cap 29 .R.E 2002.

  • To obtain a copy of an entry in a register of Marriage in Mainland Republic of Tanzania.
  • To obtain a copy of an entry in register for foreign marriage. 


Requirements /Procedure:

  • Produce copy of Marriage Certificate or particulars of Marriage (names of parties date of Marriage and place of Marriage).
  • Provide Entry number in the Marriage Register.
  • Pay appropriate fee(current fee rate Tshs. 20000/=)


1. To register subsisting unregistered marriage.

Requirements /Procedure:
  • Fill appropriate Forms(RGM 18RGM 7)
  • Affidavit of Marriage (Stating that the Marriage is subsisting and not registered.)
  • Annex copies of Birth Certificates of children of the marriage if any.
  • Pay appropriate fee (current fee rate Tshs. 20000/=)

2. To obtain Certificate of no Impediment to Marriage

Requirements /Procedure
  • Fill and submit Forms RGM 12
  • Submit copies of Birth Certificates, passport if any.
  • Parent/guardian written consent.
  • Pay appropriate fee (current fee rate Tshs 200,000/=).
  • The form should be applied by the applicant.
NB. If the applicant is a resident in the foreign country the application should be routed through Tanzanian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate)

3. Licenses

  • To obtain Licenses to celebrate marriages within 7 days.
Requirements / Procedure
  • Fill the Form RGM 4.
  • Appropriate fee ( current fee rate Tshs 100,000/=) 

4.Special license to celebrate marriage

  • Special Licences to celebrate marriage in a special places other than one habitually used as a place of public worship or gathering.
Requirements /Procedure
  • Fill Forms RGMF 9.
  • Proof of good cause to waive the requirement for 21 days notice.
  • Physical presence of the parties to marriage.
  • Passport size photograph of the parties to marriage.
  • Appropriate fee ( current fee rate Tshs 33,000/= for District marriage and  11,000/= for Religious marriage)
  • Appropriate fee for RITA HQ (Current rate Tshs 50,000/= for district marrige and 16,000/= for Religious marrige)

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