Saturday 17 November, 2018

Marriage fees increase in Singapore

If you are planning to get married in Singapore, be prepared to put out a little extra cash.

Marriage fees are going up, especially for foreigners looking to say "I Do".

The Registry of Marriages (ROM) announced that couples where at least one party is a Singapore citizen or a permanent resident (PR), will have to pay $42 for registration, compared with the $26 they pay now.

Foreigners now pay $128 on weekdays, $198 on weekends and $298 for popular days. From July 1, they will pay a flat $380.

A ROM spokesman told the Strait Times that the increase was to keep up with increasing operational costs and to ensure that service quality is maintained. The last review of prices was done in 2005.