17 Feb, 2021
The bride and groom should not be less than 18 and 21 years of age, respectively, and must have lived for at least one month in the district where marriage is to be registered.
Completely filled application form signed by both husband and wife with self-attested copies of Voter ID, Driving License Birth Certificates of both husband and wife, 2 passport size photographs, 1 marriage photograph, Aadhaar Card, Marriage Invitation Card.
Charges applicable for both the Special and Hindu Marriage Act: Application fee for marriage is Rs.2/-, Issuance of certificate fee is Rs 6/-, Rs 100/- (Hindu Marriage Act), Rs 150/- (Special Marriage Act)
Step 1: Applicants can apply at the office of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) in whose jurisdiction the husband/wife resides on any working day.
Step 2: Application form needs to be filled and duly signed by both husband and wife.
Step 3: Under the Hindu Marriage Act, verification of all the documents is done on the date of application and a day is fixed for the appointment and communicated to the parties for registration.
Step 3 (a.) On the appointed day, both parties, along with the Gazetted Officer who attended their marriage, need to be present before the SDM with the certificate being issued on the same day.
Step 4: Under the Special Marriage Act, after the submission of documents, both parties are required to be present for issuance of public notice inviting objections.
Step 4 (a.) One copy of the notice is posted on the notice board of the office and a copy of the notice is sent to both parties as per the given address by post.
Step 4 (b.) Registration is completed only after 30 days of notice, after deciding any objection that may have been received during that period by the SDM.
Step 4 (c.) Both parties along with 3 witnesses are required to be present on the date of registration.
Step 1: Visit the official e-district portal of your state. On the home page, click on “Online Services” option.
Step 2: From the dropdown menu, select “Downloading e-forms with Supporting documents” to download the marriage registration application form.
Step 3: For online registration, fill in the spouse’s details and select "Registration of Marriage Certificate", fill in the Marriage Certificate form and select appointment date and then, click "Submit Application".
Step 3 (a.) A temporary no. will be assigned and can be found printed on the acknowledgment slip. The applicant needs to take a printout of the form as well as the acknowledgment slip.
Step 4: For the e-form procedure, after downloading the form, the applicant needs to take a print of it and enter all the mandatory details and attach all the required documents.
Step 5: Submit the form along with the documents to the concerned authority of the Registrar's office. After its submission, the applicant will receive an application no. and an acknowledgment to check the application status.