Procedure to get Marriage Certificate in India
Marriage certificate has become an important document in India as it is the only document certified in the world as a marriage proof. You would require this certificate if you are applying for your Childs Passport or even if you want your spouse to get a dependent visa for flying overseas.
Things to remember before you apply for marriage certificate
Applicant Has To Apply In The Prescribed Form. The Age Limit for Bridegroom 21 Years and Bride Is 18 Years.
You can register your marriage under 1) Hindu Marriage act 1955 and 2) Special marriage act 1954
You should have these original and photo copy of these documents before you apply for your marriage certificate
- Bride And Bridegroom Age Proof ( Leaving Certificate Or Passport Or Birth Certificate Or Domicile Certificate Or SSC Board Certificate)
- Bride & Bridegroom Residential Proof ( Ration Card Or Passport Or Election Card Or Light Bill And Telephone Bill Of Own Name)
- Photograph Of Both Bride And Bridegroom
- All Above Document Along With Original +1 Attested Xerox Copy
- In Case Of Divorcees : Divorce Decree Certificate Must Be Produced
- In Case Of Widow And Widower : Municipal Death Certificate Of Concerned Person Must Be Produced
Hindu Marriage act 1955
- Find the registrar for your area.
- Either of the spouse should have stayed in the area for at least 6 months
- Make a personal appearance in front of the registrar with all the documents mentioned above.
- You have to make this appearance within one month of your marriage
Special marriage act 1954
- The marriage performed under the Special Marriage Act, 1954 is a civil contract and accordingly, there need be no rites or ceremonial requirements.
- The parties have to file a Notice of Intended Marriage in the specified form to the Marriage Registrar of the district in which at least one of the parties to the marriage has resided for a period of not less than thirty days immediately preceding the date on which such notice is given.
- After the expiration of thirty days from the date on which notice of an intended marriage has been published, the marriage may be solemnized, unless it has been objected to by any person.
- The marriage may be solemnized at the specified Marriage Office.
- Marriage is not binding on the parties unless each party states “I, take thee, to be my lawful wife (or husband),” in the presence of the Marriage Officer and three witnesses
To download the Hindu marriage certificate form click here
To download the Special marriage certificate form click here