Marriage Registration Procedure and Application Form

Marriage Registration Procedure: A Marriage Certificate is a significant document that gives proof of marriage. The marriage registration is very important. After the registration a Marriage Certificate will be issued. It is valuable evidence under law which gives the marital status of the couple. Also this certificate is useful in sudden death of husband or wife. 

It is also helpful in getting Passport or Visa. It will be helpful in claiming Bank deposits, Insurance policies or properties. The candidates need to get registered in the office of the Registrar of marriage. 

Documents Needed for Application of Certificate of Marriage:

  • The following are the documents which are needed in original and photocopy form to submit along with the application form for the marriage certificate.
  • Six copies of joint photographs of bridegroom and bride in a blue or white background in 2B size.
  • Two photographs of the bride and bridegroom 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 the wedding card.
  • They should also provide Identity proof of both the bride and the groom like Pan card or Voter ID card or Passport etc
  • Address proof of the husband such as Passport, Driving License, House Rent Agreement, Telephone Bill, Ration Card
  • Age proof of both bride and groom like 10th Standard Marks sheet with birth date on it or Passport.

Registration Procedure for Marriage:

  • The persons need to visit the sub registrar office nearest to the residence and get the prescribed application form for marriage certificate from the office.
  • Fill in the details carefully in the form and get that form signed by three witnesses. Friends and relatives can act as witness.
  • 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 printouts of the filled application form.
  • The bridegroom and the bride should put their signature on the printouts in the specified area
  • The printouts will be then stamped and will be signed by the Registrar of Marriage.
  • The sub registrar’s office will hand over two copies of the marriage certificates to the bridegroom and the bride and will retain the other copies for their official records.
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