We consider marriage to be a sacred rite there. That is why the matter of marriage registration has been included in our law. Marriage registration is a must for any couple. Educated or uneducated they must fulfill this responsibility. This marriage registration proves to be a blessing in some circumstances.
The Constitution of India has two laws for marriage registration. One is the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 and the other is the Special Marriage Act 1954. The Hindu Marriage Act can register couples who are both Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs or couples who have converted. When in the Special Marriage Act 1954, both the bride and groom belong to Hinduism or to the religion mentioned above, they are required to register.
Marriage registration is not limited to this. But for any general documentation such as election card, license, Aadhaar card, PAN card, etc., marriage registration certificate is mandatory. Most importantly, the only proof of the basis of marriage is the marriage certificate. Wedding photos cannot be used as strong evidence. In addition to this, marriage certificate is mandatory for entering names in coupons, taking out insurance, availing government schemes, availing pension in employment as well as in various offices.
Marriage registration is a very simple process. And it comes at a very modest cost. The following is a list of documents required for marriage registration.
- Form No. 5 and Form No. 1 (Marriage Registration Department / Online Form available.
- Groom’s passport / school leaving certificate / birth certificate.
- The groom’s ID proof with address.
Girl’s passport / school leaving certificate / birth certificate
- Bride’s ID proof with address.
ID proof of groom’s father with address.
Gore Maharaj / Qazi / Pastor with ID proof address
- Example of death if the father of the bridegroom / father of the bride / Gore Maharaj / Qazi / priest does not exist
- Witness No. 1’s ID With proof address (Must be 21 years old at the time of marriage.)
Witness No. 4’s ID With proof address (Must be 21 years old at the time of marriage.)
- If divorced, it is based on the order of the Judge.
- If a widow / widower, its basis
All these documents are required for marriage registration. Also some important information for marriage registration.
- Registrar for marriage registration
Panchayat Minister for Gram Panchayat (Talati cum Minister)
MU Borough Chief Officer
Municipal Chief Officer or Health Officer
Municipal Medical Officer (Health)
Nine area forester
Notified Area Chief Executive Officer
The prescribed fee for marriage registration
If the list of marriage registration has been submitted within 30 days
If the list of marriage registration is submitted after 30 days but for 6 months ૱ 12
6 months after the date of marriage
Forms for marriage registration will be available free of cost from the Registrar of Marriage Registration.
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