A Guide to step by step registration of marriage

A Guide to step by step registration of marriage

Date : 08 Aug, 2019

Post By Sankul Nagpal

A marriage certificate is a legal document that serves as an evidence of a valid marriage that has taken place between a bride and a groom. Marriage registration in Delhi can turn out to be a simple and easy task if you know the correct procedure.

A marriage which has already been solemnized 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 spouses are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs or where they have converted into any of these religions. If either the husband or wife/both are not Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs, the marriage is registered under The Special Marriage Act, 1954

Step 1 – Getting the basic requirement sorted

1.To obtain a valid marriage certificate it is necessary that a marriage has taken place legally. This means that the bride must be above the age of 18 while the groom must be above the age of 21 when the marriage took place.

2.The UID Number i.e. Aadhaar Card is a crucial document required to register a marriage in Delhi and thus if the Adhaar card is unavailable for any of the bride, groom or the witness, the marriage certificate application might get rejected. So it is highly advisable to apply for the Aadhaar card before the Marriage registration process is initiated.

Step 2 – Getting your documents ready

Once both the basic requirements are fulfilled, the following documents shall be required to be attached with the application:

1.Identity proof – Bride, Groom, and Witness

Aadhaar Card / PAN Card / Ration Card with Photograph / Voter ID Card / Passport / Driving License /Any other Government Recognized Document

Aadhaar Card (Verified DOB) / Passport /Driving License /Nursing home / Hospital Report / SSC from the recognized board by Government of India / Birth Certificate / Certificate from School signed by Principal on School Letter Head CMO / Doctor Report

2. Address proof before marriage for both bride and groom

Aadhaar Card / Voter ID Card/ Driving License/ Passport/ Ration Card/ Electricity Bill/ Water Bill/ Gas Bill/ Telephone Bill/ Rent Agreement/ Bank Passbook/ Any other government issued document

3.Address proof after marriage for both bride and groom

Aadhaar Card / Voter ID Card/ Driving License/ Passport/ Ration Card/ Electricity Bill/ Water Bill/ Gas Bill/ Telephone Bill/ Rent Agreement/ Bank Passbook/ Any other government issued document

4. One passport size coloured photograph of the beneficiary

In addition to the above-mentioned documents, an affidavit must also be executed by the bride and groom as per the relevant formats.

Step 3 : Registering your sacred union on papers

Once all the relevant documents are arranged, the same must be attested by a Gazetted Officer.

After arranging all documents, the parties may keep them in a file and visit the office of Additional Divisional Magistrate from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. on any working day.

For registration under the Hindu Marriage Act:

Verification of all the documents will be carried out on the date of application and a day will be fixed and communicated to the parties for registration. On the said day, both parties, along with a Gazetted Officer who attended their marriage, need to be present before the ADM. The Certificate will then be issued on the same day

For registration under the Special Marriage Act:

Both parties will be required to be present after submission of documents for issuance of public notice inviting objections against the registration. One copy of notice will then be pasted on the notice board of the office and one copy of the notice will be sent by registered post to marriage officer of the concerned area. Registration will then be done 30 days after the date of notice after deciding any objection that may have been received during that period by the ADM. Both parties along with three witnesses are required to be present on the date of registration.

Step 5 : Paying off the charges

There is no charge taken by the registrar. Registration form charges differ from state to state. The individuals are required to submit the form charges along with the required documents at the time of registration. Generally it is between Rs. 150-200/-.

Step 6 : Ease your effort with Lawtendo LLP

To easy your effort for marriage registration, you can choose Lawtendo to help you get your marriage certificate registered with transparency and nominal costing. At Lawtendo you can choose from amongst the top lawyers and online services that will make your marriage registration simple and convenient.

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