Marriage certificate is the proof which states that two persons have been married. It is an official declaration. In older days, it was not mandatory to register the marriage in India but in 2006 Hon’ble Supreme Court made it mandatory for the spouses to register their marriage. It was made mandatory for protecting the rights of women. In India, marriage can be registered under Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or Special Marriage Act, 1954.
To safeguard women’s right. Also, it is important as spouses after marriage goes abroad where marriage certificate is necessary for the couple to produce. After marriage wives change their surname so for applying for PAN card or Passport with a new surname it is necessary to produce marriage certificate.
These documents are necessary for registering the marriage to obtain marriage certificate. These documents are submitted along with filled marriage registration form.
In case of Online Marriage Registration following steps need to be followed firstly, select your district; secondly, fill in the details of husband and choose for registration of marriage certificate; thirdly, fill in the marriage certificate form and choose a date for appointment and fourthly, submit the application. After registration a number would be received, this is printed on the acknowledgement slip. On day of appointment take the printout of the acknowledgment slip along with application form.
Step-1: Notice of Marriage: The couple has to give a notice of their marriage to their district officer where at least one of the spouses is residing for at least 30 days before giving of the notice.
Step-2: Publication of Notice: The officer will display the notice at his office from where it can be easily visible. After which a compulsory waiting period of 30 days start in which anyone can object the marriage. If no objection is raised then marriage officer can proceed further.
Step-3: Objections and its investigation: If any objection is raised then the marriage officer will record it in the notice book and proceed with the investigation. Within 30 days the marriage officer has to arrive at the decision. In case marriage officer has refused to solemnize the marriage then the couple can go to appeal to district marriage within 30 days of order of such decision.
Step-4: Declaration by Parties and their witnesses: The couple along with three witnesses needs to sign the declaration in presence of marriage officer.
Step-5: Marriage Registration Certificate: Marriage certificate will be entered by marriage officer in marriage certificate book and the certificate will be signed by the spouses as well as the three witnesses.