Court Marriage

Court Marriage

Court Marriage

In India, legalizing every marriage or wedding is compulsary. Court Marriage is the process by which a marriage is legalized between a Male and a Female who belongs to different religions (under Special Marriage Act 1954). However, those people who belong to same religion can also opt for Court Marriage.

Eligibility Criteria

The criteria for Court Marriage is given below. Both the Boy and the Girl must meet all the requirements

  • Both the Boy and the Girl must be an Indian Citizen
  • The Boy must be 21 years in age or above
  • The Girl must be 18 years in age or above
  • Both Boy and Girl must not be married earlier
  • Both must be physically and mentally sound and healthy
  • They should not be related with the relations prohibited under law marriage before

Procedure of Court Marriage if both are Hindu

  • “Notice for Marriage” is needed to be submitted to the SDM of the District or State/Marriage Registrar. Either one of the parties must be a resident of the same state (at least from last one month)
  • The notice must be given in the newspaper as well.
  • Marriage Notice is published or put-up by the SDM.
  • After 30 days from the date of notice submission, the marriage must be solemnized. However, it can only take place if there is no objection by any person within these 30 days.
  • Marriage will only be solemnized at the Marriage Registrar office.
  • Both parties along with 3 witnesses must be present in the Marriage registrar’s office on the date of registration.

Document Required

  • To acquire marriage certificate following is a list of documents required

    Husband’s Age Proof (Any One)

    • SSC Exam Certificate
    • Birth Certificate
    • Leaving Certificate
    • Civil Surgeon Certificate
    • Passport

    Wife’s Age Proof

    • SSC Exam Certificate
    • Birth Certificate
    • Leaving Certificate
    • Civil Surgeon Certificate
    • Passport

    Address Proof (Any One)

    • Registered Rent Agreement
    • Election Card
    • Passport
    • Driving License
    • Ration Card
    • Electricity Bill

    Marriage or Wedding Proof

    • Marriage or Wedding Invitation Card
    • Wedding or Marriage Photo along with 2 Passport size photo of husband and wife (Compulsory)

    Three Witnesses

    • Aadhaar Card or Valid Id Card
    • Photo (Passport Size)
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