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Introduction

A Marriage Certificate is a significant document that offers proof of marriage. In most jurisdictions, a marriage certificate is issued by a government official only after the civil registration of the marriage.

Eligibility

  • Bridegroom must have completed 21 years of age.
  • Bride must have completed 18 years of age.

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Instructions

A marriage certificate is the official record that two people have undertaken a marriage ceremony. To obtain the marriage certificate first you need register your marriage.

Marriage certificate indicates that the couple is legally married.

  • In India, a legal marriage is between males older than 21 years of age and females older than 18 years of age.
  • In India, marriage can be registered in accordance to the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or Special Marriage Act, 1954.

Required Information

  • Name and address of bridegroom and bride,
  • Signature of bride and bridegroom,
  • Signature of 3 attesting witness present at the time of marriage along with their name and address,
  • Joint photo of bride and bridegroom with signature over such photo

Procedure

Registration of Hindu Marriage

  • The parties to a Hindu marriage must register their information relating to marriage, and prepare and sign a memorandum in Form 1 in duplicate. They must submit it in person or send it by registered post to the Registrar of the area in which the marriage took place or in which the bridegroom or the bride ordinarily reside.
  • Every memorandum must be submitted along with an application in Form - 1A.
  • The memorandum and its duplicate must be signed by three witnesses.
  • Upon receipt of the memorandum and the duplicate, the Registrar will make an endorsement in Form II on the reverse and then paste the memorandum in the register which will be in the form of a paste book consisting of blank butts serially numbered, beginning with figure 1.
  • On filing the memorandum along with the application and completion of registration, the Registrar shall immediately issue a certificate of registration of marriage in Form IIA and communicate it either to the presenter in person or send it by post to the parties to the marriage.

Registration under Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1936

  • Parsi priest solemnizes marriage.
  • He will obtain signature of bridegroom and bride and two witnesses present at the time of marriage in prescribed form and issue certificate of marriage.
  • This certificate will be sent to Registrar of Marriage (District Registrar) along with prescribed fee.
  • Registrar of marriage will record in the prescribed register.

Application for Certificate of Marriage

  • Go to the sub registrar office nearest to your residence and get the prescribed application form for marriage certificate from the office. Or download the form from online sources like http://www.karunadu.gov.in/karigr/download/hindu%20marriage%20forms.pdf.
  • Fill in the details carefully in the form.
  • Get the form signed by three witnesses.
  • Submit the filled-in form and the required documents at the sub registrar office. They will verify the information and provide the applicant with six print-outs of the information provided in the application form.
  • Both the bridegroom and the bride must put their signature on the print-outs in the specified area.
  • The print-outs are then stamped and signed by the Registrar of Marriage.
  • The sub registrar’s office hands over two copies of the marriage certificates to the bridegroom and the bride and retains the other copies for their official records.

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Required Documents

For application of marriage certificate

  • Six (6) copies of joint photographs of bridegroom and bride in a blue or white background in 2B size.
  • Two photographs of the bride and groom in marriage dress taken while the marriage ceremony was in progress and which shows that they are taking part in the ceremony.
  • One copy of wedding card.
  • Identity proof of both the bride and the groom (Pan card or Voter ID card or Passport, etc)
  • Address proof of the husband (Passport, Driving License, House Rent Agreement, Telephone Bill, Ration Card)
  • Age proof of both bride and groom (10th Std. Mark sheet with birth date on it or Passport)
  • Affidavit in case of the name change of bride after the marriage.
  • Newspaper in which the name-change information was published.

Fees

Fees for grant of certified copies:

  • for every certified copy of marriage memorandum and identity slip, if any: Rs.10/-
  • For every certified copy of application of form - VII: Rs.10/-
  • For every certified copy of order of refusal to file memorandum of marriage by Registrar: Rs.10/-

Miscellaneous:

  • For every application presented to the Registrar: Rs.5/-
  • For every search of a marriage memorandum: Rs.5/- per year

Validity

Marriage certificate is valid forever.

Documents to Use

For downloading forms: http://www.karunadu.gov.in/karigr/download/hindu%20marriage%20forms.pdf

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Processing Time

The processing time shall be 1-2 weeks.

Office Locations & Contacts

Banaswadi Sub Registrar Office
2nd Cross Rd, Subbaiyapalya Extension,
Banaswadi
Bengaluru, Karnataka

Sub-Registrar Office
Kanakapura Road, Near-Banashankari Temple, Banashankari
Bengaluru, Karnataka
080 2295 9331

Sub-Registrar Office
NR Colony, Basavanagudi
Bengaluru, Karnataka

New Sub-Registrar Offices - Government of Karnataka

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

  • Marriage Certificate arises in case you need to prove that you are legally married to someone and even plays the role of a supporting document to obtain a passport
  • Certificate of marriage is a document, which provides valuable evidence of marriage.
  • Certificate of marriage is a document providing social security, self-confidence particularly among married women.
  • Certificate of marriage is useful in getting the visa for the wife or husband.
  • It will be helpful in claiming the Bank deposits or Life Insurance benefits when the depositor or the Insurer dies without a nomination or otherwise.
  • For changing your maiden name

External Links

Obtain Marriage Certificate: http://www.archive.india.gov.in/howdo/service_detail.php?formid=301&service=3
Government of Karnataka: http://www.karunadu.gov.in/Pages/Default.aspx

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