When a marriage takes place in our society, it needs to be registered. It is a proof of marriage. In our country, it is compulsory to register a marriage for the protection of women. You can register your marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954
Marriages in India are registered under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.
Procedure for Marriage Certificate
Connect to lawyers
We will connect you to family lawyers, who will kickstart the Marriage Registration process.
Once the documents are received, the lawyers will verify all the documents for checking the validity of the marriage.
Setting of date
After verifying the documents, the lawyers will initiate the application for registration of marriage and the same will be registered in your presence on the fixed date.
FAQs on Marriage Registration
Who can be a witness to register your marriage?
Any person who has attended the wedding of the couple can be a witness and must have a PAN Card and a Proof of Residence.
What are the benefits of marriage certificate?
If you are applying for a passport or opening a bank account after the wedding, then Marriage Certificate is required. It is extremely helpful in obtaining visas for both husband and wife. As the foreign embassies in India as well as in countries outside India, do not recognize traditional marriages, the Marriage Certificate is mandatory for the couple to travel abroad using a spouse visa. It also enables a spouse in claiming life insurance return or bank deposits in case of demise of the Insurer or depositor without any nominee.
What is the procedure of a Christian Marriage Registration in India?
Although the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and the Special Marriage Act, 1954 are the two main legislation governing the process of solemnization and registration of a marriage in India, there are certain other legislation enacted to oversee the process of marriage solemnization and marriage registration between certain minority religions that are present in India.