REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGE

We assist in registration of marriage in Delhi and NCR. We also arrange the whole marriage procedures with legal documents and assist couples in whole process. Our company also manages to give the registration certificate at the earliest. We give proper guidance to the people how to register their marriage. A marriage, which has already been mutually solemnized, can be registered either under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. The Hindu Marriage Act is valid in cases where couples are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs or they have adopted these religions. On the other hand if the husband or wife or both are not Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs the marriage is registered under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.

Further, marriage can be solemnised between any two persons (often when they are of different religion or nations) under the provisions of the Special Marriage Act, 1954

In Delhi the registration of marriage is done at the concerned office of additional District Magistrate. The jurisdiction the ADM is decided according to the address of either husband or wife.

Marriage under the special Marriage Act -1954
Documents required for Court marriage under Special Marriage Act:-
  1. Application form / Notice duly filled and signed by the bride and the groom.
  2. Documentary evidence of date of birth of both parties (Matriculation Certificate/ Passport/ Birth Certificate).
  3. Documentary evidence regarding stay in Delhi of one of the parties for more than 30 days (ration card or report from the concerned SHO, Police Station).
  4. Separate affidavits from bride and groom giving:

  5. a Date of birth.
    b. Present marital status: unmarried/widower/ divorcee.
    c. 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).
    d. Citizenship
    e. Parties intent to marry with each others .

  6. Passport size photographs of both parties (3 copies each) duly attested by a Gazetted Officer.
  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. Some countries insist for proof of proceeding of civil marriage & marriageablity certificate of Indian fiancee before granting visa to a foreign national to visit / stay in India for marriage.
  10. 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.

MARRIAGE PROCEDURE :

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.

WHEN MARRIAGE IS ALREADY SOLEMISED: DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AND PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGE

The requisite documents for registration of marriage are

For Registration of Marriages which have already been solemnized, following documents are required:

For registration under Spe cial Marriage Act :

  1. Application form duly signed by both husband and wife.
  2. 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, at the time of registration under the Special Marriage Act / Hindu Marriage Act.
  3. Ration card of husband or wife, at least one should be resident of Delhi for 30 days.
  4. Affidavit by both the parties stating place and date of marriage, date of birth, marital status at the time of marriage and nationality.
  5. Three passport size photographs of both the parties and one marriage photograph.
  6. Marriage invitation card.
  7. If marriage was solemnized in a religious place, a certificate from the priest is required who solemnized the marriage.
  8. Affirmation that the parties are not related to each other within the prohibited degree of relationship as per Special Marriage Act. For details of such relationships please read below at end.
  9. 9. Attested copy of divorce decree/order in case of a divorcee and death certificate of spouse in case of widow/widower.

Registration Procedure under Hindu Marriage Act

Both parties are required to be present after submission of documents for issuance of public notice inviting objections. One copy of notice is pasted on the notice board of the office and copy of the notice is sent to both parties. Registration is done 30 days after the date of notice after deciding any objection that may have been received during that period by the Marriage Officer. Both parties along with three witnesses are required to be present on the date of registration.

For registration under Hindu Marriage Act :

Application form duly signed by both husband and wife.

  1. 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, at the time of registration under the Special Marriage Act / Hindu Marriage Act.
  2. Ration card of husband or wife, at least one should be resident of Delhi for 30 days.
  3. 3. In case of Special Marriage Act, documentary evidence regarding stay in Delhi of the parties for more than 30 days (ration card or report from the concerned SHO, Police Station). Affidavit by both the parties stating place and date of marriage, date of birth, marital status at the time of marriage and nationality.
  4. Two passport size photographs of both the parties and one marriage photograph
  5. Marriage invitation card.
  6. If marriage was solemnized in a religious place, a certificate from the priest is required who solemnized the marriage.
  7. Affirmation that the parties are not related to each other within the prohibited degree of relationship as per Hindu Marriage Act or Special Marriage Act as the case may be. For details of such relationships please read below at end.
  8. Attested copy of divorce decree/order in case of a divorcee and death certificate of spouse in case of widow/widower.
  9. 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).

All documents excluding receipt should be attested by a Gazetted Officer.

Registration Procedure 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. The Certificate of Marriage is issued on the same day

We assist in getting registration of marriage done from concerned ADM.