A marriage certificate is a very important document in India which should be acquired by every married couple living in India. It is considered as a legal proof of marriage between two individuals who have tied themselves up for a relation.
It is mandatory to get marriage registered at the Marriage Bureau located at different parts of the city or state and have a marriage certificate if necessary for the married couples in order to gain a number of facilities and services in the country.
Experts at Team TGH have assisted hundreds of newly married couples with all the details about marriage certificates and the process which have to be followed in order to register and receive marriage certificate in India.
A marriage certificate alone has the authority to prove that two individuals have got married legally and it is beneficial for obtaining passport, work permit, visa, etc. if their spouse is settled in abroad. Marriage certificate can also be used in availing family pension, life insurance benefits, bank deposits, etc. if their spouse passes away without nomination.
Also, Courts in India asks for marriage certificate when the individuals decide to get separated – divorce/ alimony/ child custody/ legal separation. In India, we have two Marriages Acts: The Hindu Marriage Act (1955), and The Special Marriage Act (1954).
The Hindu Marriage Act is applicable when both the husband and wife are Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, or if they have converted to any of these religions.
The Special Marriage Act is applicable when individuals get married into any religion, adding inter – religious marriage, and for the Indians who are living in abroad, too. Now here are the documents which you will require while applying for marriage certificate in India – Application form completely filled by both husband and wife with their respective family details, passport – sized photograph, their age – proofs, one marriage photo, Aadhaar Cards, Address Proof, and marriage invitation card, if available.
Besides above mentioned documents both the parties are asked to submit Marriage Affidavits separately. In case of divorce, they are required to submit an attested copy of divorce. A nominal fee is also made to the cashier of the district in case of marriage registration under THE Hindu Marriage Act (1955) and The Special Marriage Act (1954); receipt should be carefully kept and attached with the application.
Under The Hindu Marriage Act, the application form should be filled and signed by the husband and wife, along with the signature of two witnesses. After the verification of the documents, the married couple is allotted an appointment date and time. On the day of the appointment, the married couple needs to appear before the Sub – District Magistrate along with their assigned officer who has duly attended their wedding and sign – in the marriage register. When everything is found authentic the court issues the marriage certificate on the same day.
Under the Special Marriage Act, after the submission of the application the authorities will issue a 30 – day notice period inviting objections. Copy of the notice is sent to both husband and wife and is also displayed at the office notice board. Registration of the marriage is done after 30 – day period. Both the husband and wife need to take three witnesses along with them to complete the process.
Here at TGH, we have dedicated experts and experienced advocates who are always ready to deliver best quality marriage registration services to the clients. If you are facing difficulties in filling up your online marriage registration form or compiling marriage registration documents, your search stops here at TGH. Our team will guide you through the procedure for marriage registration till receiving your marriage license, how to apply for a marriage certificate, what are the marriage certificate documents required for a marriage certificate registration and much more.
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