Documents

Documents

Hindu Marriage Act-1955

 

1.  Application form duly signed by both husband and wife.

2.  Documentary evidence of Address Proof of parties (Aadhar Card / Voter Identity Card / Passport / Driving License / Ration Card).

3.  Documentary evidence of Identity Proof of parties ((Aadhar Card / Voter Identity Card / Passport / Driving License / PAN Card).

4.  Documentary evidence of Date of birth of parties (Matriculation Certificate / Passport / Birth Certificate). Minimum age of both parties is 21 years for male and 18 years for female.

5.  Affidavit by both the parties stating place and date of marriage, date of birth, marital status at the time of marriage and nationality alongwith an affirmation that the parties are not related to each other within the prohibited degree of relationship as per Hindu Marriage Act.

6.  Five (5) passport size photographs of both the parties.

7.  One marriage photograph (Postcard Size).

8.  Marriage invitation card (If marriage was solemnized in a religious place, a certificate from the priest is required who solemnized the marriage).

9.  Attested copy of divorce decree/order in case of a divorcee and death certificate of spouse in case of widow/widower.

10. In case one of the parties belong to other than Hindu, Budhist, Jain and Sikh religions, a conversion certificate from the priest who solemnized the marriage (in case of Hindu Marriage Act).

11. Two Witnesses with their Address Proof and  PAN Card.

 

All documents should be attested by a Gazetted Officer / Self Attested.

 

Process for registration of marriage under Hindu Marriage Act

 

Verification of all the documents is carried out on the date of application and a day is fixed and communicated  to the parties for registration. On the said day, both parties, along with witness should attend office of marriage officer.

 

Special Marriage Act-1954

 

Documents required for Court Marriage under Special Marriage Act-1954:-

 

1.  Application form / Notice duly filled and signed by the bride and the groom.

2.  Documentary evidence of Address Proof of parties (Aadhar Card / Voter Identity Card / Passport / Driving License / Ration Card).

3.  Documentary evidence of Identity Proof of parties ((Aadhar Card / Voter Identity Card / Passport / Driving License / PAN Card).

4.  Documentary evidence of Date of birth of parties (Matriculation Certificate / Passport / Birth Certificate). Minimum age of both parties is 21 years for male and 18 years for female.

5. Separate affidavits from bride and groom giving:
(i) Name, Address and Date of birth.
(ii) Present marital status: Unmarried / Widower / Divorcee)

(iii) Affirmation that the parties are not related to each other within the degree of prohibited relationship defined in the Special Marriage Act (See at end to know the meaning of prohibited relationship).
(iv) Citizenship
(v) Parties intent to marry with each others.

6. Passport size photographs of both parties (5 copies each).

7. Copy of divorce decree/order in case of a divorcee and death certificate of spouse in case of widow/widower.

8. In case of a foreign national, a no objection certificate from the concerned Embassy regarding his / her present status.

9. Three Witnesses with their Address Proof and PAN Card.

10. Some countries insist for proof of proceeding of civil marriage & marriageablity certificate of Indian fiancée before granting visa to a foreign national to visit / stay in India for marriage.

11. Foreign national who intent to stay in India for long time after marriage should know before marriage about grant of citizenship of India and about profession / tax liability.

 

Process:-

For solemnization of marriage (Court marriage), presence of both parties is required after submission of documents of issuance of notice of intended marriage. A copy of the notice is pasted on the office notice board by the Marriage Officer. Any person may within 30 days of issue of notice, file objection to the intended marriages. In such a case, the Marriage Officer shall not solemnise the marriage (between 9.30 to 1 pm) until he has decided the objection, within 30 days of its receipt. If the Marriage Officer refuses to solemnise the marriage, any of the parties may file an appeal within 30 days to the District Court. In case no objection is received, the Marriage Officer solemnises the marriage after 30 days of the notice. Both parties along with 3 witnesses are required to be present on the date of solemnisation of marriage. It is advisable to submit names of witnesses at least one day in advance, one of them be a lawyer.


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