Marriage Registration under Indian Law
In India, Marriages can be registered either under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.
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What is Marriage Registration Certificate?
Marriage Registration Certificate is issued to both Husband and Wife whose marriage has already been solemnised. The Registration is done under Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. The Hindu Marriage Act is applicable in cases where both husband and wife are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs or where they have converted into any of these religions.
Where either of the husband or wife or both are not Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs the marriage is registered under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.
What are the documents required for registration ?
a) Photocopies of National Identity of the couple, passport or residence card.
b) Certificate of residence.
c) Certificate of nationality.
d) Certificate of singleness and marital status affidavit.
e) Updated birth certificate issued by the Civil Registry of the place of birth.
f) Signature of two witnesses.
What is the Response time ?
Marriage Registration certificate is issued within 7 days.
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