Marriage Registration Under and Special Marriage Act 1954 in Delhi
One party either Groom or Bride must be a citizen of India and Marriage has been solemnized within the territorial jurisdiction of NCT of Delhi.
Marriage has been solemnized between any two persons of different religion and The groom should be of 21 years of age and the bride of 18 years. (As on Marriage Date).
The parties are not within the degrees of prohibited relationship unless the custom or usage governing each of them permits of a marriage between the two and The parties have been living together as husband and wife.
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
Marriage can be registered at any one of the three places i.e. where the marriage is solemnized, where the wife resides or where the husband resides
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Marriage registration under the Special Marriage Act, 1954 in Delhi is a fairly simple process. Here are the steps involved:
Notice of Intended Marriage: The first step is to give a notice of intended marriage to the Marriage Officer in whose jurisdiction at least one of the parties to the marriage has resided for at least 30 days prior to giving the notice.
Publication of the notice: After receiving the notice, the Marriage Officer will publish it at the office and forward a copy to the District Marriage Officer. The notice is also published on the official website for 30 days, during which time anyone can object to the marriage if they have a valid reason.
Objection to the marriage: If an objection is raised, the Marriage Officer will investigate and decide whether to accept or reject the objection.
Declaration by parties: If there are no objections, both parties must appear before the Marriage Officer and sign a declaration that they are not related within the prohibited degrees of relationship and that they are not already married to anyone else.
Marriage registration: After the declaration is signed, the Marriage Officer will register the marriage and issue a marriage certificate.
Documents required for marriage registration under the Special Marriage Act, 1954 in Delhi:
- Application form filled and signed by both parties
- Proof of age and identity (passport, voter ID, Aadhaar card, etc.)
- Address proof of both parties (passport, voter ID, Aadhaar card, etc.)
- Passport size photographs of both parties
- Marriage invitation card, if available
- Divorce decree, if either party is divorced
- Death certificate of spouse, if either party is a widow/widower
It is important to note that the process and required documents may vary slightly depending on the specific Marriage Officer’s requirements.