Marriage Registration is absolutely mandatory for all the religions and inter-religious marriages according to Central and State Government notification. Marriage has to be registered within 30 days from the date of marriage with the Registrar of marriages, in whose jurisdiction the marriage ceremony has taken place. A Marriage Certificate is the proof of registration of a marriage. The need for a Marriage Certificate arises in case you need to prove that you are legally married to someone, for purposes like obtaining a passport, changing your maiden name, etc.
A marriage which has already been solemnised can be registered either under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. The Hindu Marriage Act is applicable in cases where both husband and wife are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs or where they have converted into any of these religions. Where either of the husband or wife or both are not Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs, the marriage is registered under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.
Passport Size Photographs - four each of Marrying Persons.
Residential Proof (Voter Card / Passport / Ration Car / Driving License / Bank Passbook
/ Lease Deed / Rent Deed) of Marrying Persons
Date of Birth Proof (Municipal
Corporation Certificate, X th Examination Certificate, Passport, PAN Card)
of Marrying Persons
If any party is divorcee Certified copy of Decree of Divorce
granted by the Court.
If any party is widow / widower Death Certificate of the dead spouse
If any party is a Foreign Citizen or holding a foreign Passport or is having foreign
Certificate of Present Marital Status of the party / No Impediment Certificate /
NOC from concerned Embassy and Valid VISA
Two Witnesses ( Both should be major
It is necessary to keep in mind that as a rule all marriages have to be compulsorily registered.
Those who undertake a civil marriage (No formal marriage ceremony) marry under the Special Marriage Act, 1954, do not need to take any further steps because in their case registration is itself the marriage ceremony. But in the case of all religious/ceremonial marriages, and they are the majority in India, the additional step of getting the marriage registered with the registrar of marriages is compulsory.
However, the non-registration of a marriage does not affect its legality and validity. Couples who do not register their marriages can be fined and any one giving false information to the authorities can be penalised with a short jail term. Even then it is always advisable to register a religious/ceremonial marriage because there is then proof of its legality and validity.
In matrimonial disputes it is not uncommon for one of the spouses to claim that no valid marriage took place. Religious authorities that solemnize marriages rarely maintain proper records. Once a marriage is registered with the authorities there is an assumption in law that a valid marriage too.
It is said that marriages are made in heaven and celebrated on earth. The popular belief is true to many extent, because it is a special bond shared between two souls, who tie the wedding knot after promising to be companions for a lifetime. It is the physical, mental and spiritual unison of two souls. It brings significant stability and substance to human relationships, which is otherwise incomplete. It plays a crucial role in transferring the culture and civilization from one generation to the other, so that the human race is prospered. The institution of marriage is beneficial to the society as a whole, because it is the foundation of the family, which in turn is the fundamental building block of the society.
Parties to the marriage have to apply for marriage registration to the Registrar in whose jurisdiction the marriage is solemnised or to the Registrar in whose jurisdiction either party to the marriage has been residing at least for six months immediately preceding the date of marriage. Both the parties have to appear before the Registrar along with their parents or guardians or other witnesses within one month from the date of marriage. There is a provision for condonation of delay up to 5 years, by the Registrar, and thereafter by the District Registrar concerned.
The parties to the intended marriage have 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 notice. It should be affixed at some conspicuous place in his office. If either of the parties is residing in the area of another Marriage Officer, a copy of the notice should be sent to him for similar publication. The marriage may be solemnised after the expiry of one month from the date of publication of the notice, if no objections are received. If any objections are received, the Marriage Officer has to enquire into them and take a decision either to solemnise the marriage or to refuse it. Registration will be done after solemnisation of the marriage.
Marriage Registrationcan also be done for any marriage already celebrated. The Marriage can be registered under the Special Marriage Act after giving a public notice of 30 days, subject to conditions. However, as stated above, the bridegroom and the bride must have completed 21 years and 18 years of age respectively.
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Special Marriage Act, 1954 provides for solemnisation of marriages in accordance with the provisions of the Act. SDMs/ADMs/Deputy Commissioners have been authorised as Marriage Officers for this purpose.
What will be the criteria used while deciding my case ?
For solemnization of 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 ADM. Any person may within 30 days of issue of notice , file objection to the intended marriages. In such a case, the SDM shall not solemnise the marriage until he has decided the objection, within 30 days of its receipt. If the ADM 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 ADM solemnises the marriage after 30 days of the notice. Both parties alongwith 3 witnesses are required to be present on the date of solemnisation of marriage.It is advisable to submit names of witnesses atleast one day in advance.
Section 3 (f):
i."Sapinda relationship" with reference to any person extends as far as the third generation (inclusive) in the line of ascent through the mother, and the fifth (inclusive) in the line of ascent through the father, the line being traced upwards in each case from the person concerned, who is to be counted as the first generation;
ii.two persons are said to "sapindas" of each other if one is a lineal ascendant of the other within the limits of sapinda relationship, or if they have a common lineal ascendant who is within the limits of sapinda relationship with reference to each of them;
(i) A marriage certificate is authenticated by the government body. Niether husband or wife can deny marriage as a marriage certificate is the most authentic proof of marriage
(ii) In Martial Disputes it can used as evidence of marriage by either of the parties.
(iii) It confirms that the children are born out of a legal wedlock so it useful for the rights of children as well as the women concerned
(iv) Marriage Registration has been made compulsory as many a times people have been able to deny marriage in the absence of valid proof of marriage and it becomes difficult to prove the legality of marriage in court cases.
(v) To claim the full benefit of insurance polices and applying for visa marriage registration is a must.
If you are already married and both you and your partner are Hindu, Buddhism, Jain or Sikhs and both had attained the age of 21 yrs. on the date of marriage and you or your partner, are eligible for marriage registration. If either you or your better
half had not attained the age of 21 yrs but had attained the age of 18 yrs on the date of marriage, you are eligible for registration of your marriage.