Wanna Get Married in S’pore? It Costs Almost 2X More from 1 July 2017

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Well, to be honest, I’ve no idea why this is such a viral news. Over in the Channel NewsAsia Facebook Page, this happened.

Image: Facebook (Channel NewsAsia)

Over 2.5K Shares in five hours. Wow. I’m presuming many people are getting married in Singapore, no?

Anyway, here’s the main juice: from 1 July 2017, the marriage fee in Singapore will increase. Here’s a basic breakdown of the increase:

If at least one of you is Singaporean or PR: from $26 to $42.
If both of you are foreigners: from $128 (weekdays), $198 (weekends) or $298 (popular dates) to a fixed price of $380.

The fees to extract marriage records or marriage cert remain unchanged.

Here’s the new “menu” in table form:

Image: rom.gov.sg

It’s just interesting to know that so many people are interested in the marriage fees when not many have actually cared about the cost. I mean, if you’re worried about $42 to get married (legally), you should have many other things to worry about.

And by the way, just so you know, I did the check for you on when is the earliest date for solemnization, lest you decide to file your notice of marriage today.

Image: rom.gov.sg

If you’re already in ROM today, congrats: you just saved some money.

But seriously, congrats: now go do your national service and make some babies.

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