Wednesday, January 9

Guide to Marriage Registration in Buddhist Temple,Malaysia


For everyone, there will come a day when a new chapter of life to begin. This will be the day when two individuals will reunite for an everlasting life together. Here is what happens after the proposal and I spent several weeks, made many phone calls and I find that it is very troublesome. Hence, here comes this blogpost where I would like to document my experience in handling and preparing my ROM (Registration of Marriage).

Me and my fiance had our ROM in Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple in KL on 30th December 2012. And here's how the whole process go about:-

Disclaimer: This guide was prepared in 2012/2013 (and valid as of date), and only applicable if both the couple are Malaysian with valid IC, above 21 years old of age. I hold no responsibility if there is any changes in the registration of marriage process or any fees incurred.

Step 1: Obtain Form JPN.KC02 from JPN (Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara. website here).
Although it is stated that the forms can be downloaded for use, I called the JPN and was informed that usage of original form is preferred. Hence, you can visit the nearest JPN branch available (see here) to obtain the form. Or, the form can be obtained from temple itself (please call to check). I got mine from JPN Puchong Utama.




Step 2: Oath
Finding a Commissioner of Oath is a pain in the ass like finding needle in a haystack. But not for you, because I have found a "search" page for Commissioner of Oath and you can just call up and make appointment with them.(link here)
*Note: Put the city which you lived in as keyword,  current year, select "private" for and choose your state.

For mine, I found a very friendly officer, Mr. Chelappah a/l Ramasamy in Kompleks Puchong Perdana (1st floor). [Fees for oath: RM10.00]

**Note: If you intend to have your ROM in JPN itself, you do NOT need to get the Oath. Please refer to the JPN officer when you get the form.


Step 3: Submit Form JPN.KC02.
Now that the oath is done, all you need to do is submit the form (complete with oath + 1 copy of passport sized photo sticked onto it) to the JPN branch. [Fee for JPN stamp of approval: RM20].

Step 4: Go to the Chosen ROM Venue for Application and Booking of ROM Session.
As I have mention, I have chosen the Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple. So, after getting my approval from JPN, I immediately head there to book the specific date.  *Note: please choose your desired date first.
Documents to bring:-
1. Photocopy of IC each (for the couple).
2. Photocopy of IC for each witness (one for guy, one for girl) *Must be above 21 years old.

[Fee for ROM at Maha Vihara: RM99]

OK done for now. Wait until 4 days before the wedding and the temple will call you to double confirm your ROM date and time.

* after 1 month*

Step 5: ROM Day
The day has finally come. My ROM is at 2pm onwards (first come first served basis).
REMEMBER to bring:
1. ORIGINAL IC (for couple and witnesses)
2. Some flowers, jossticks, candles, and fruits for the blessing ceremony in the temple.
3. Wedding rings.
4. Camera or photographer ^.^

*Note: Dress code: proper and neat. No jeans or slippers are allowed. Since this is, after all a temple, please dress respectfully.

Head on to the office to get your queue number. On my day, there was 5 couples and thank God that I am the first ^^.
 
So basically the Assistant Registrar will read out aloud the "don't know what you call that". Then he will instruct you to exchange rings, and kiss the bride.

Then sign 3 copies of "contract" that binds the two persons together. Tadaaaa... It's done! Officially married now XD!!



After that, we head to the main shrine for blessing ceremony. The monk will give some advice on what marriage is all about, and I still remember he told us about, COOPERATION, RESPECT, COMMUNICATION, and er... (lol 2 more I have forgotten, I better ask my fiance later)


Our friends and family also participated in the blessing ceremony.


That is all for the ROM process!

Special thanks to:-
Venue: Buddhist Maha Vihara, Jalan Berhala, Brickfields (website here).
Very helpful officers, staff, and monks. I love the shrine, and it is indeed a memorable moment for me to be in the temple.

Photographer: Sky Arts Production (TianChad - email: tianchad@gmail.com)
Despite informing me that this is the 1st time for him photoshooting ROM, he did a great job in capturing our special moments. I love the spontaneity of some of his photographs and also the radiant colours! [ROM photography fee for 2 hours starting RM600 onwards] *Selangor and KL rate
P/s This guy is my good buddy, drop  me a note if you want to engage him and I can help you ask him for some discount =) *i will try my best*


I hope this blog post is helpful to others who are planning to tie a knot soon. 
Happy Getting Married *pops confetti*

XOXO
MsXeRoZ





16 comments:

Raymond Choo said...

tolerance?? another one not so sure, either honesty, commitment, understanding or discipline..hahaha.. i add 3 more for u beside the 5 given..

MsXeRoZ Nicole said...

hahaha...ya, actually i dont get his points also. i know he mentioned all of what you said XD

Raymond Choo said...

the point is jangan gaduh! be a good husband & wife..haha

Yuh Jiun said...

Congratulations!!!! Wow :D my sister registered on 31st Dec hehe! but I haven't blog about it yet :p

MsXeRoZ Nicole said...

@Raymond, tak gaduh mana boleh. LoL

@Thanks Yuh Jiun, actually we also wanted to held the ROM on 31st Dec. But, my fiance's dad cannot apply leave on that day.. hehe, so did it on Sunday instead.

Xue Ren said...

congratz to both of you! Stay sweet sweet yeah! :)

Mr Lonely said...

congratulations!!!

Regards,
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Henry Tan said...

wow congrats!! =DD and i will read this when my time comes. =p

cklim said...

congratulations boss, some people said after submission to the JPN, need to advertise there for one month? in case anyone oppose?

MsXeRoZ Nicole said...

Dear YB Cklim,
For temple or JPN ROM, both need to be submitted in JPN inself. Then, you select which date you prefer, and, wait for the 21 days grace period to pass (for the objection thingy, which will be published in the notice board of JPN, then if there's no objection 4 days before the date of the ROM, you should call temple/JPN to double confirm your ROM appointment. This should be the safest way. You don't want anything to go wrong on your big day, right?

cklim said...

Thanks for your info, boss Nicole :)

Kah Yee 嘉儿 said...

Hi, would like to ask that for the photocopies of identification documents, does it need to be certified as well? Or just the application form which need to be signed by commissioner of oath.

Kah Yee 嘉儿 said...

Hi, would like to know that for the photocopies of identification documents, does it need to be certified as well? Or just the application form which need to be done by commissioner of oath.

MsXeRoZ Nicole said...

Hi Kah Yee,
The photocopies of the IC do not have to be certified. Even the IC of the witness do not have to be certified because during the ROM original IC has to be shown.

Hope this helps.

Kah Yee 嘉儿 said...

I just need to get the form signed/certified by Commission of Oath? By the way, do you so happen to keep the contact number and business hour of the Commissioner of Oath in Puchong Perdana? Need that urgently.

Thanks

Yenni Triany Dewi said...

Hello Nicole...I'm browsing abt buddhist marriage in KL and I accidentally found your blog, thanks a lot for your sharing hehehe..
Can I ask u sth??When u do the holy matrimony at the temple,did u do any ritual??Like...doing the paritta praying??Or u just hv to listening to the Monk's preach??

Thanks