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Cook Islands - Marriage Certificate

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  1. To apply for the procedure, you will need to visit the Registry Office in person and complete an application.
  2. Submit your completed application and be ready to present your identification in case they ask for it.
  3. Pay the marriage certificate fee.

When Living Outside the Country[edit]

It may be possible for you to obtain a copy of your marriage certificate from a Cook Islands overseas office or diplomatic representatives of the Cook Islands in foreign countries, you may use the link below under 'Office Locations & Contacts' section to see a list of addresses and contact details.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application
  • Identification

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Justice

Physical address:
Avarua, Rarotonga
Cook Islands
Monday - Friday
(except public holidays)
8:00am - 4:00pm

Postal address:
PO Box 111
Avarua, Rarotonga
Cook Islands
email: [email protected]
Ph: 682-29410
Fax: 682-29610

Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Immigration
PO Box 105
Cook Islands

Telephone: +682 29 347
Fax: +682 21 247

Cook Islands Overseas Offices

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Marriage Certificate: $15.00


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Processing Time[edit]

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Every marriage solemnised by an Officiating Minister must be recorded in the churh Marriage Register.

After the marriage ceremony, a copy of the marriage entry must be sent by the officiating minister to the Registrar-General, Rarotonga within 10 days of solemnisation. The marriage "form 4" is to be used for this purpose.

The parties to the marriage, two witnesses and the Officiating Minister must personally sign the entry in the Marriage Register and also the copy for the Registrar-General.

The Officiating Minister must complete the bottom portion on the reverse side of the copy by entering the full date and place of marriage. He/she must also complete and sign the certificate that he/she officiated at the marriage and that he/she has recorded the marriage in the Marriage Register.

Once a marriage is registered, you may now request for a copy of the marriage certificate.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

Marriage is a legal contract binding two people together, granting them rights and obligations. A Marriage Certificate is an official statement that two people are married.

A copy of the marriage certificate is often needed when you apply for procedures such as obtaining a passport.

Following is a procedure on how you can obtain a marriage certificate in Cook Islands.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Ministry of Justice

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