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a)   When any persons desire to marry under the ordinance within the Tema Metropolis, one of the couple to the intended marriage would have to give notice of the marriage at the Marriage registry of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly for twenty one (21) days.

The Notice is to afford the public the opportunity to raise any questions on the intended notice of marriage.

Information needed for the Notice are :-

Husband & Wife       Name



                                 House No.

b)   If no impediment or any other lawful hindrance is raised by any one against the marriage within the 21 days of notice of marriage, the registrar then issues a certificate to the couple to enable them to go ahead and celebrate the marriage at any registered place of their choice. 

These include the Registrar Generals Department.  Any licensed church, or at the premises of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly.  The registrations Certificate however expires three months from the date notice is given.

c)   If a couple decides to sign the marriage certificate at the premises of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly, the Registrations Certificate is presented to the registry on a Monday of the week in which the ceremony is intended and the signing is then performed on Saturday at the same week.


Current Rates are: -

Registrar's certificate                       GHc 50.00

Marriage Certificate                         GHc 50.00

Customary Certificate                      GHc 50.00

Customary Dissolution                     GHc100.00

Authentication Express                    GHc 100.00

Authentication Regular                    GHc 50.00

Extract  Express                               GHc100.00

Extract  Regular                               GHc 50.00                   

*Rates are subject to review yearly via the fee fixing resolution.