Malay to English Translation of Marriage Certificate by Professional Malay-English Translators
Translate your marriage license from Malay to English and certify for USCIS
You need "certified" English translation of your Malay marriage certificate to submit it to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS, formerly, Immigration and Naturalization Service – INS) for your Green Card (permanent resident visa), American citizenship, passport, and other applications
Malay to English translation by a third-party independent professional translation agency
Translate your Malay certificate (perakuan) of marriage: Your Malay marriage certificate is important document in applying for your Green Card, U.S. citizenship, American passport.
Contents of Malay marriage licenses
Marriages in Malaysia are governed by the Civil Marriage Ordinance No. 44 or 1952 and the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 that went into force on March 1, 1982.
Malaysian citizens must fill out Form JPN.KC02 (Application Form, Notice of Marriage and Written Declaration) to get married.
Contents and format of Malay marriage certificates may change depending on year it was issued and agency. A typical Malay marriage certificate contains spouse’s (husband of wife) first, middle, and last name, maiden name of woman, spouse’s father’s and mother’s name, name of issuing agency and place of registration, name and title of signing officer.
Who issues marriage certificates in Malay language?
- Registrars of marriage issue marriage licenses in Malaysia.
- Assistant registrars in churches are also authorized to conduct marriages. The clergyman, minister, priest or person solemnizing marriage must have duly been appointed Assistant Registrar of Marriages to conduct marriages.
- Chief Minister is authorized for special licenses.
Seven days of advance notice to registrar of marriage is required.
You can obtain certified copy of marriage license from the Malaysian Registrar-General of Marriages, National Registration Department inPetaling Jaya, Selangor. Marriage certificates are subject to Civil Marriage Ordinance 1952 in State of Selangar, Federal Territory.
If your marriage was conducted in the state of Sabah and Sarawakm, then you can obtain certified copy of certificate of marriage from the Superintendent Registrar of Marriages in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and Kuching, Sarawak.
Certified copies of Islamic marriage certificates may be obtained from the Mahkamah Syariah Court in Kuala Lumpur.
Legal basis for "certified" English translations of your Malay marriage license
We prepare our certification per U.S. government requirements (Federal Regulations 8 CFR 103.2 b 2 relating to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Immigration Regulations/Powers and Duties – Availability of Records).
You need “certified translation” of your Malay marriage certificate in hard copy
USCIS, National Visa Center (NVC), U.S. Passport Agency, and many other public and private organizations require “certified translation” of your Malay marriage license by a third-party, independent translation agency in original format. They do not accept photocopies or electronic copies.
You will receive “Certification by Translator” document printed on our corporate letterhead with our authorized signature and raised (embossed) corporate seal, dtsmp with a statement as required by the USCIS, NVC, U.S. Passport Agency, and other organizations.