ABIDING TO THE RULES OF YOUR COUNTRY:

If an International Certificate of Marriage is required on your return to your country, the Tanzanian marriage certificate must then be brought back to the Registrar of Marriages in Tanzania for registration by filling in form No. RGM 111 (Application for registration for a foreign marriage). A fee is paid to obtain a copy of the entry in the Register of Foreign Marriages. An additional is required for the International Marriage Certificate to be issued before leaving Tanzania. This International Marriage Certificate must be certified by the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Legal Department before being presented to your Embassy for legalization.

The legalized document can then be recorded with your Municipality/Commune/Civil Record Office. Please contact your Embassy in Tanzania for any further information on this.

Marriage in Zanzibar

Information on marriage in Zanzibar can be obtained from:

REGIONAL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE
Town Council
Vuga, Zanzibar Town
Tel: +255 024 230246/7

HIGH COURT
Town Council
Vuga, Zanzibar Town
Tel: +255 024 230182

Requirements are:

  1. Birth Certificate in English
  2. Passport
  3. Two witnesses (can be locally provided if necessary) and The marriage vows

Marriage Certificates of Zanzibar must be certified by the Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tanzania in Dar es Salaam and other procedures are given above.