Marriage Registration

Planning to get married?

At Straits Baptist Community, we uphold the sanctity of biblical marriage between a man and a woman. We believe a strong marriage leads to strong family which is the foundation of a strong church and a strong society.

Therefore, we strongly encourage couples to consider carefully before entering into a covenant of marriage. To help couples to prepare for this important step to enter into the covenant of marriage, we highly recommend that the couple undergo a pre-marital counselling before setting a wedding date. Straits Baptist Community offers Biblical based Pre-Marital Counselling for couples who are planning to get married. Please contact the church office if you are interested.

Marriage Registration

Christian couples may have their marriage registration executed in Straits Baptist Community. To register your marriage at Straits Baptist Community, you will need to prepare the following:-:

1. Complete Form JPN.KC02 – available in SBC office or collect from Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara.
2. Bring IC – original & photocopy (front & back).*
3. Bring birth certificate – original & photocopy
4. 1 passport size photo of each person
5. Photocopies of ICs of 2 witnesses – front & back.

* At least one of the couple’s IC address is in Melaka. The couple must both be registered as ‘Christian’ in their respective IC. In the event where there is a need to change your religion, you will need to go to JPN to update your religion on your IC before submitting your documents. You will need to show a copy of your Baptism Certificate to JPN. 

You will need to arrange an appointment with SBC pastor to arrange for the date for marriage registration as well as booking of the sanctuary for the event. You may contact the church office for more information.