Marriage Registration guidelines for issuance certificate in Delhi

Marriage Registration guidelines for issuance certificate in Delhi

A marriage which has already been solemnized can be registered either under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.

The Hindu Marriage Act is applicable in cases where both husband and wife are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs or where they have converted into any of these religions.

Where either of the husband or wife or both are not Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs the marriage is registered under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.

Self-attested copy of the original document to be required to produced. Physical verification of some documents may be necessary at the counter even in case of online applications.

The bride & groom along with two witnesses with their ID Proofs have to physically present in the office of the registrar on the date of the appointment be attached

Further, marriage can be solemnised between any two persons under the provisions of the Special Marriage Act, 1954.

Hindu Marriage Act

Verification of all the documents is carried out on the date of application and a day is fixed and communicated to the parties for registration. On the said day, both parties, need to be present before the authority. The Certificate is issued.

Special Marriage Act

Both parties are required to be present after submission of documents for issuance of public notice inviting objections. One copy of notice is pasted on the notice board.

Registration is done 30 days after the date of notice after deciding any objection that may have been received during that period by the authority.

Both parties along with three witnesses are required to be present on the date of registration.

Registration of Marriages

  • Self attested documentary evidence of date of birth of both parties. (Matriculation Certificate/Passport/Birth Certificate).
  • Self attested residential Proof of both the parties (Voter I-Card/Ration Card/Driving Licence/Passport etc.).
  • Self attested Marriage Invitation card, if available.
  • Separate affidavits in prescribed format from Husband & Wife. 
  • Passport size photograph of both the parties (2 Copies each) as well as their Ceremonial photographs. 
  • Attested copy of divorce decree/order in case of a divorce and death certificate of spouse in case of widow/widower.
  • Where marriage has been solemnized at a religious place, a certificate from the priest is required.
  • In case of a foreign national, a certificate from the Embassy concerned regarding his or her present martial status.
  • In case one of the parties belong to other than Hindu, Budhist, Jain and Sikh religions, a conversion certificate from the priest who solemnized the marriage is required.

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