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Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people called a spouse that establishes rights and obligations between the spouses, the spouses and their children, and spouses and their in-laws. In many cultures, marriage is formalized via a wedding ceremony. In Tanzania Marriage and Divorce is governed by the law of Marriages Act, 1971 Cap 29 .R.E 2002. 


  • When Marriage is contracted in civil form, it shall be the duty of the district
    registrar forthwith to register it.


  • Produce copy of Marriage Certificate/particulars of Marriage (names of parties
    date and place of Marriage).
  • Provide Entry number in the Marriage Register.
  • Pay appropriate fee (current Tshs. 7000/=)
Source: Government Portal Content Team, Last Reviewed on: 19-11-2015
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