ABOUT MARRIAGE REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE :
A Marriage Certificate is the legal proof of registration of a marriage. It is an important and valid document as it establishes the marital status of a couple. It can be said as an official statement that two people are married.
In India, Marriages can be registered either under:
Presently, it is mandatory for a couple to register their marriage irrespective of the religion they belong to.
ELIGIBILITY FOR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE :
Minimum age of both i.e., male and female is 21 years at the time of registration.
WHY YOU NEED TO REGISTER MARRIAGE:
7-30 days in case of registration of marriage under Hindu Marriage Act and under Special Marriage Act depend of availability of date and officer.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR MARRIAGE REGISTRATION UNDER HINDU MARRIAGE ACT:
All documents must be self-attested.
A marriage Registration Certificate
Q1. Which is the office where do I have to go for marriage registration certificate and during which hours?
Ans. For marriage Registration, one can go to the office of Sub-Divisional Magistrate in whose jurisdiction any of the husband or wife resides, during 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. on any working day.
Q2. How much time it takes place for response from department?
Ans. Normally it takes 15 days in case of registration of marriage under Hindu Marriage Act and 60 days under Special Marriage Act.
Q3. Is it mandatory to register marriage?
Ans. In 2006, the Supreme Court made it compulsory to register the marriage for the women protection.
Q4. Within how many days after marriage do I need to apply for marriage registration?
Ans. The parties to a marriage shall apply for marriage certificate within a period of 30 days from the date of marriage.
Q5. What are the laws under which marriages can be registered?
Ans. There are two laws under which marriage registration can be done:
Q6. To whom does the Hindu Marriage Act applies?
Ans. It applies to Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Brahma and all other who follow Hindu religious customs.
Q7. To whom does the Special Marriages Act applies?
Ans. It applies to all, irrespective of religion, caste and language.
Q8. What is the time limit for the registration of Marriage?
Ans. Marriage under Hindu Marriage Act can be registered at any time after marriage. There is no time limit.
Q9. What is Tatkal Marriage Certificate?
Ans. Tatkal Marriage Certificate ensures a single-day authorization of the marriage under which the registration process will be undertaken on priority. It enables citizens to register their marriage and get a certificate issued within 24 hours on payment of Rs.10, 000 as a fee.
Q10. Can a marriage performed already according to religious customs be registered under Special Marriage Act?
Ans. Yes a marriage performed already according to religious customs can be registered under Special Marriage Act.
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