BIRTH AND DEATH CERTIFICATES
Available. Birth and death certificates (certified extracts from the register of births and deaths) are available by application on prescribed forms to the Superintendent of Registrar of Births and Deaths for the registration area in which the birth and death was registered, or to the Registrar-General of Births and Deaths, Registration Department Headquarters, Petaling Jaya.
The prescribed forms (JPN LM 12 for births and JPN LM 13 for deaths in West Malaysia, Form N in Sabah and Form X in Sarawak) include application for a search of any register. It should be noted that service is faster if application is made to the Registrar of the appropriate registration area (Petaling Jaya for West Malaysia, Kuching for Sarawak and Kota Kinabalu for Sabah). There may be a fee for these services.
Available. Malaysian marriage certificates are issued under the following laws:
(A) The Civil Marriage Ordinance No. 44 or 1952;
(B) The Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 effective from March 1, 1982.
Civil marriage certificates (certified copies of entries in a marriage register) may be obtained from the Malaysian Registrar-General of Marriages, National Registration Department, Headquarters at Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Certified copies of civil marriages for those marriages contracted in the state of Sabah and Sarawak, may be obtained from the Superintendent Registrar of Marriages in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and Kuching, Sarawak, respectively.
Certified copies of Islamic marriage certificates may be obtained from the Mahkamah Syariah Court, Headquarters at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
There may be a fee for this service.
Available. Extract copies of civil marriage certificate with endorsement of divorce particulars are obtainable at the Marriage Registry on prescribed Form KC 09 and at a fee of RM5.00. It should be noted that service is faster if application is made to the appropriate courts where the proceedings took place. The fees will be determined by the relevant courts.
Certified copies of Islamic divorce decrees may be obtained from the Mahkamah Syariah Court, headquarters at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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