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Kenya

Here are the all the details we have for Kenya:


Kenya High Commission

45 Portland Place London W1N 4AS
Tel: (020) 7636 2371/5
Open Mon-Fri: 0900-1300, 1400-1700

Source: Foreign Embassies in the UK at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office web site.


Wedding Information

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To get married in this country you will need to bring your original documents and photocopies thereof. English is an official language of this country, so you will probably not need a translation of the following documents to get married:

+ Statutory Declarations
Certificate of No Impediment, stamped and sealed by a solicitor or Notary Public. Valid for 3 months from date of issue.
Must state the words solicitor, notary public or Commissioner of Oaths. Hand written notes are not acceptable.
+ Birth Certificate
Full birth certificate of both bride and groom required.
+ Affidavit
If never previously married, an Affidavit certifying single status.
+ Decree Absolute
If divorced, provide with a court stamp. An additional copy is usually required.
+ Spouse's Death Certificate
If widowed, former spouse's Death Certificate and previous Marriage Certificate.
+ Proof of Change of Name
Proof that has been stamped and signed by a solicitor is required if either party has changed their name by deed poll or statutory declaration. This also applies if a previously married woman has reverted to using her maiden name.
+ Adoption Certificate
If either party was adopted, adoption certificate is required.

Parents' details:

+ Full Names
Full names of parents if not on Birth Certificate.
+ Addresses
Full addresses of parents if not on Birth Certificate.

Other:

+ Residency
Minimum residency period, excluding day of arrival, in working days.
4 days.
+ Passport
Valid 10-year passport of both bride and groom required.
+ Parental Consent
Notarised Statutory Declaration or Affidavit. Required if under 18, unless otherwise stated.
Parental consent is required if a party is under 21 years of age.
If under 21, in the form of a signed and stamped declaration from a solicitor.

Other notes:

+ Entry Visa required by all visitors

Marriages abroad are recognised by UK law only if they were were conducted in accordance with the local law of the country - although it cannot be registered at a UK register office. If there is any doubt about the legality, contact the Home Office before making any arrangements.

Seek advice from your GP in case you require any vaccinations or medical advice at least 3 months before departure date.

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