All marriages performed in Singapore must be registered with the relevant registry in order to be legally valid.
The mahar (currently set at least S$200) is the equivalent of the wife's expenses to be given for the upbringing as it is part of the Taklik or terms of the agreement. During the registration, the parties must be in attendance (except for the witnesses) to sign the affidavit for the application at the ROMM.
The bridegroom will sign the agreement for petition and application to wed and book the solemnisation date.
Marriage of bride under 16 require special licensing.
The couple must by then attend the marriage counselling course by an approved provider.
During the akad, the Kadi will ask the bride of the consent to the marriage and ask for the signature to be on the certificate and carry on with the agreement in the presence of the witnesses.