August 23rd, 2016
A marriage certificate is an official statement pronouncing two people as married. You might need a marriage certificate in following cases:
- Succession of property
- Obtaining a passport/ work permits may also be denied on that ground
- Changing your maiden name
In the case of remarriage after the divorce/ death of spouse etc.
Types Of Marriage Acts.
In India (except in Jammu & Kashmir), there are two acts under which a marriage can be registered. Below are the steps for the same:
|Hindu marriage act of 1955
(Hindu’s, Jain’s, Sikh’s and Buddhist’s )
|Special Marriage Act of 1954
Persons belonging to different relations and faiths can have their marriage Solemnized under this Act
|The couple has to apply to the Registrar in whose jurisdiction the marriage has taken place or to the Registrar in whose jurisdiction either of the two has been residing for a minimum of six months immediately preceding the date of marriage.||
The couple has to give a notice to the Marriage Officer in whose jurisdiction at least one of the parties has resided for not less than 30 days prior to the date of the notice. It should be affixed at some conspicuous place in his office.
Notice of Intended Marriage click here
|The couple will have to appear before the Registrar along with witnesses, they could be the parents, guardians or friends, within one month from the date of marriage.||If either of the two is residing in the area of another Marriage Officer, a copy of the above-mentioned notice should be sent to him for similar publication.|
A provision for condonation of delay up to 5 years is available, by the Registrar, and after that by the District Registrar concerned.
Note: Deposit the fees with the cashier of the District and attach the receipt with the application form.
|The marriage may be legally valid after one month from the date of publication of the notice if no objections are received. In the case of receipt of objections, the Marriage Officer will have to enquire into them and decide whether to certify the marriage or to refuse it. Registration will be done after certifying the marriage.|