In India, it is compulsory to register one’s marriage to make it legally valid. Registration of marriage provides a marriage certificate to the individuals as a proof of their marriage. A marriage can be between two Hindus or between a male and female belonging to any religion, caste or creed. It can also be between an Indian and a Foreigner.
Once you register the marriage then a marriage certificate is given to you. A marriage certificate is always very useful at the time of applying for passport, or changing the maiden name of females etc. a marriage certificate is a valid proof of you being legally married to your partner.
Marriages in India can be registered under any of these Acts:
The conditions to be fulfilled for a valid Hindu marriage are as follows:
This is termed as Court Marriage. Court marriage can be solemnised between between a male and female belonging to different religion, caste, creed or between an Indian and a foreign national. Court marriages do not require any rituals. The two individuals can directly appear before the Registrar and apply for the Registration. In this there is solemnisation of marriage between two individuals.
Court marriage or marriage solemnised under the Special Marriage Act requires the following steps or procedure to be followed:
This is for marriage only between two Hindus. In this there is no solemnisation of marriage. It involves only the registration of an already solemnised marriage. The Hindu Marriage Act is applicable only to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains or when someone is converted to these religions.
After the marriage is solemnised and conducted as per the Hindu customs and rituals, the parties have to apply to the Registrar of Marriage or the Tahsildar of their District where either of the parties resides or where the marriage took place.
After few days of applying the parties will receive the Marriage Certificate.
If you are married and looking out to register your marriage, then all you need is to find the proper guidance and knowledge of the procedure. You will need the affidavit for registration, self declaring that you are eligible for the marriage according to the rules of the Marriage Act whichever is applicable to you. Just click the link below to request for a marriage affidavit online.
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