hleo friend, You havnt mentioned that your marriage was one arranged or registerd marriage at court. In both the cases to get the certificate is different.
There are two procedures to register marriage in India. The first is to marry first as per the vidhi of any religion and then arrange for the marriage registration. The second way is to register your marriage first in the court, which is called registered marriage. It is not necessary to give any prior notice to the court in case you select the first method of registration. You have to submit the application in the prescribed forms that are available in all marriage registrar offices, situated in all the cities. It is required to get this form signed by the priest who has performed the marriage along with the signatures of the bride and the bridegroom. Some of the marriage photographs and the printed invitation cards for the marriage are required to be attached certifying that the marriage has actually taken place. The minimum age of the boy should be 21 years and the age of the girl should be 18 years in India for a legal marriage. Once this application form duly signed by all is submitted, the marriage certificate shall be issued to you within the period of around 2 days. Make sure to issue at least 6 to 8 certified copies of marriage certificate as it would be necessary to submit such certificate at various places like banks, insurance companies, and consulates for visa issuance purpose. Though, such certificate is generally issued in the regional language, insist to get such certificate in English as the certificate in English shall be considered valid at the international level for foreign travel purposes. Some nominal fees of around Rs.20 (50 cents) per copy are charged by the marriage registrar office for issuing the marriage certificate. This procedure is quite simple and you can easily get your marriage certificate within a short period of around 2/3 days of your marriage without any major hassle.
The second procedure of actually doing the marriage in the court is quite complicated and needs the help of a lawyer. In this case, you are required to submit your willingness to marry in writing at least one month in advance along with the birth certificates of both boy and a girl, the proof of the address for both, 2 passport size photographs of each, and couple of well known witnesses from both the sides. Moreover, both the boy and the girl must have stayed in that local area for at least last one month. The court will then put the names of the boy and a girl who want to marry on the court notice board for the period of one month. If anybody has any objections to this marriage, they can register their objections in writing with the specific reasons to the court. In that case, if the court feels that the reasons are valid, such marriages are not registered. If no objection is registered within a period of one month, the boy and the girl can go to the court on the thirty first day with their witnesses and do the marriage registration in front of the marriage registrar by signing in the record register. The marriage certificate shall be issued thereafter. As you can see, this second procedure of marriage registration is slightly complicated, time consuming, and may need some legal help. This procedure is generally selected in case the parents of the boy or a girl are not in agreement of the marriage.
Some precautions are required in issuing the marriage certificate. Both the names of the boy and the girl must be exactly spelled same as per passport. As otherwise, it will create legal complications at a later date at the time of issuing the visa for traveling abroad. The marriage date, place, and the time also must be specified very clearly and should be the same in all the documents.
Marriage certificate is an important document and everybody must get such certificate issued at the time of marriage only so as to avoid complications and the legal hurdles in issuing the same after around 5 to 7 years of marriage.
You please approach the local registrar's office in your area(ie., where you are residing)with your wife and the following documents: 1.Photo of you and your wife taken seperately 2.marriage invitation 3.address proof for you (ration card or voter identity card) 4.address proof for your wife (ration card / voter identity card) 5.Age proof for both you and yor wife 6.two persons for witness (one from your side and another from your wife's side)
ALONG WITH THE ABOVE, YOU COLLECT THE MARRIAGE REGISTRATION APPLICATION FROM THE REGISTER OFFICE.YOU MEET THE REGISTRAR OFFICE OFFICIAL WITH THE DULY FILLED APPLICATION FORM AND THE ABOVE DOCUMENTS. THEY WILL GUIDE YOU TO SIGN BY YOU AND BY WITNESSES. THEN AFTER PAYING A FEES (PRESCRIBED)YOU WILL BE ASKED TO COME AND COLLECT MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE AT A TIME AND DATE.
plese note that these operations are to be made in government office, only on working days monday to friday you can go to the office.
Hi, You must go to the office of the Registrar of Marriages, Bandra, where all marriages in Mumbai are registered
In order to get a marriage certificate, it is necessary for a couple to be present at the registrar's office with originals and photo-copies of documents showing proof of birth and residence and their wedding card. In case they don't have their wedding card, they must give a 'joint declaration.' Three witnesses are also required to be present, and they need to provide proof of residence.
No need to approach High Court. Application for Marriage is to be submitted the Sub-Registrar or the special offers appointed by the State Govt. There are so many sub-registrars in a District on sub revenue district/Taluk/Tehsil wise. You have to approach the sub registrar’s officer in which the jurisdictional area your marriage happened.
In Mumabi i think the Licenced Agencies for this purpose appointed by the M.S. Govt. for this purpose. These Agencies are :
(1) Parikh Consultancy Crystal Plaza Shop #22 Mira Road Mumbai-401107
(2) Shabab Auto Consultant Ramar Wadi, Sion Mahim Link Road Dharavi Mumbai-400017
(3) Power Sports NULL Dadar East Mumbai-400014 You can approach these agencies for this purpose.
Hi, You need to take your marriage invitation, ration card for any one of you and the birth proof (marksheets of 10th standard) for both of you and you can go to any nearby marriage registrar office (near to the one whose address proof is been taken).. They might give you a form to fill it up. Along with you, you need to take 2 people as proof. No need to go high court and all.. I think on saturdays, they dont give marriage certificate. Thanks!!
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This information comes from my own knowledge.
You are required to apply to the Registrar of Marriages for the requisite marriage certificate and accordinly you have to approach the competant authority.The High Court has nothing to do with your matter.Further,please check up if the office of the Registrar remains open on saturday and it is not a public holiday in the state where you are applying.
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