TOPIC: marriage registration procedure in Chennai

marriage registration procedure in Chennai 3 years 8 months ago #20

we have planned our friend wedding in his home with small get together within family members.we wish to do the marriage registration in residence itself.
Is it possible to do registration in private place.? If yes what is the procedure we have to follow.
What are the marriage registration Acts in force in Tamilnadu?
What is the procedure for all the registration acts ?
Where is marriage registration office located in Chennai?
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Re: marriage registration procedure in Chennai 3 years 8 months ago #21

we approached saidapet marriage registrar for registration of my brother marriage in marriage hall itself.But they refused to entertain stating that they have huge workload and lack of staff they cannot come for marriage hall.
They advised us to come to registration office in person and they agree to complete registration quickly.
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marriage registration procedure in Chennai 1 month 3 weeks ago #165

Normally marriage registration procedure in chennai is not a easy task.you have to follow procedures and formalities to get married legally. There are two types of marriages is existing.
Normally love marriage registration is not a easy task.you have to follow procedures and formalities to get married legally. There are two types of marriages is existing.
1.customary marriage
2.civil marriage(court marriage or special marriage)
procedure for customary marriage
For register your marriage base on customary marriage solemnised in temple or marriage hall,you have to produce following documents to register the same legally.you can complete registration process on same day.
1. single status certificate issued bu VAO.
2. Temple receipt or marriage hall bill
3.letter from priest who solemnised the marriage
4. two witness (parents must)
5.Invitation
procedure for special marriage
Proof of marriage not necessary for special marriage. address proof and age proof is required for both and both must completed 21 years of age and any one should be a resident of registration office jurisdiction. for solemnize court marriage , both bride and groom has to file notice intend of marriage in local jurisdiction marriage registrar office and the same will be affixed in registration office notice board for not less than 30 days.if bride or groom is resident of outside jurisdiction, the copy of notice will be sent to their parents or their local registration office.
After 30 days from date of filing notice,the registrar will solamnize the marriage marriage if there is no objection received .if there is any objection Is received ,the marriage registrar will order enquiry and will pass final order accordingly.
No registrar will visit the marriage hall . If not possible to visit sub registrar you send your marriage registration application through register post.
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marriage registration procedure in Chennai 1 month 3 weeks ago #171

news about register marriage

While women spend a lot of time and energy planning the perfect wedding, they ignore an important detail that is aimed at their own protection. They forget about the paperwork formalising the union— the marriage certificate. An essential document establishing the marital status of a couple, it was made mandatory by the Supreme Court, in 2006, for every couple, irrespective of religion.

The idea behind the compulsory registration of marriage is to ensure that women are not left high and dry if they are deserted by their husbands. The certificate means the man cannot deny being married and avoiding alimony and maintenance. The procedure for registration is simple. Depending on your religion, you can either register under the Hindu Marriage Act or the Special Marriage Act, which differ in some respects. One, the Hindu Marriage Act sets a minimum age limit of 21 years for the groom and 18 years for the bride, while the latter places a minimum age limit of 21 years for both the partners. Two, the Hindu Marriage Act only allows you to register your marriage, not solemnise it. On the other hand, the Special Marriage Act serves both purposes. Let's consider the steps you need to take under the two Acts.

To register under this Act, both the partners need to be Hindus. The first step is to apply to the sub-registrar under whose jurisdiction the marriage took place. Alternatively, you can apply to the registrar of the place where either spouse stayed for at least six months before marriage. Both partners need to fill the relevant application form, sign it, and submit it, along with photocopies of the necessary documents , such as age proof and address proof (see box). For proof of marriage, submit a certificate from the priest who solemnised the marriage. Keep in mind that both parties will need to disclose their previous marital status, if any. All the documents should be attested by a gazetted officer. Lastly, you will have to deposit a fee with the cashier and attach the receipt with the form.

Once the application has been submitted and the documents verified , the concerned officer will assign a date for registration, when the marriage certificate will be issued . The people who have converted to Hinduism also come under the purview of the Act, but will have to provide a certificate of conversion from the priest who solemnised the marriage, along with relevant documents.

Special Marriage Act

This Act covers both marriage solemnising and registration, and requires the same documents as prescribed under the Hindu Marriage Act. However, the procedure is complex. To begin with, both the parties have to give a 30-day notice to the sub-registrar in whose jurisdiction at least one spouse has resided . If you are marrying under this Act, you won't need to submit a wedding card and the priest's certificate, and the registration will take place after the wedding. If you are married, include the wedding card, if possible. The fee is again 100-200 .

One copy of the notice is put up on the sub-registrar's office board, and another is sent by registered post to both the partners. If either spouse is residing in another subregistrar's area, a copy has to be sent to him for similar publication. If there is no objection, say, from divorced spouses, the marriage is registered one month from the date of publication of the notice. In case of objection, the marriage officer conducts an enquiry and the marriage is registered after the enquiry concludes.

Document checklist

Application form signed by husband and wife. Evidence of date of birth. Proof of residence. Affidavit by both the parties, stating place and date of marriage, date of birth, marital status at the time of marriage , and nationalities. Passport-sized photographs of both and one marriage photograph. Marriage invitation card, if available. Certificate from the priest who solemnised the marriage. Certificate of conversion if either party is a convert, from the priest who solemnised the marriage. Affirmation that the parties are not related to each other within the prohibited degree of relationship. Attested copy of the divorce decree, if applicable, and death certificate of spouse if a partner is a widow or a widower.
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marriage registration procedure in Chennai 1 month 3 weeks ago #172

If possible you can register your marriage in Andhra . Find the register marriage procedure for Hindus in Ap

HINDU MARRIAGE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS AND PRECAUTIONS
o Bride minimum age at the solemnisation of marriage – 18 years completed.
o Bridegroom minimum age at the solemnisation of marriage - 21 years
completed.
o Form A in duplicate along with payment of prescribed fee.
o Wedding invitation card.
o A photograph of marriage ceremony capturing both wife and husband.
o Residential proof of either of the spouse.
o Copies of SSC Certificates of wife and husband or passport copies (for Date
of Birth proof).
o Three witnesses to sign in the form.
o Three witnesses to sign in the register of Registrar office.
Check thrice the details filled in the Form A. Names of the bride and groom shall
always be tallied with the names given in the passport/SSC and other certificates.
Otherwise, at the time of issuance of visa and other certificates, you may have to face
problem.
It is advisable to mention the name of the wife (bride) before and after marriage at
Sl.No. 1 of the Form A. Before marriage, the surname usually belongs to father’s
family. And after marriage, the surname of the husband’s family is adopted. So it is
advisable, to mention two names as
name (before marriage), and name (after marriage).
Eg. Wife (bride) name before marriage – Akaram Kumari;
Wife (bride) name after marriage – Vennem Kumari (Vennem is the surname of
husband's family).
Check the certificate issued by the Sub Registrar office and if there are any
discrepancies in the names or any other details, immediately bring them to the notice
of the Sub Registrar and get them rectified.
In case of any discrepancy in the details found subsequently in the marriage certificate
issued by the Sub Registrar, there is a cumbersome procedure involved to get rectify
such discrepancies.
The Marriage can be registered either –
o At the Sub Registrar Office where the marriage venue is situated,
or
o At the Sub Registrar Office in whose jurisdiction either wife or husband has
been residing for at least six months immediately preceding the date of
marriage.
Registrar may attend the marriage ceremony in person and register the same if he is
requested to do so by submitting all the papers, prescribed fee in advance, if it (time)
is convenient to him.
It is advised to take all the precautions and thorough check of the documents during
marriage registration itself.
Rule relating to marriage registration under Hindu Marriage Act is extracted
hereunder:
5. (1) An application for the registration of a Hindu Marriage, shall be in
Form 'A' and shall be signed by each party to the marriage or by the guardian
of such party and shall be presented in person before the Registrar in whose
jurisdiction the marriage is solemnized or before the Registrar in whose
jurisdiction either party to the marriage has been residing for at least six
months immediately preceding the date of marriage.
For better understanding of the statutory position, the relevant portion of Hindu
Marriage Act, 1955 is given below:
Section 5. Conditions for a Hindu marriage
o A marriage may be solemnised between any two Hindus, if the following
conditions are fulfilled, namely,-
o neither party has a spouse living at the time of the marriage;
o at the time of the marriage, neither party- is incapable of giving a valid
consent to it in consequence of unsoundness of mind; or
o though capable of giving a valid consent, has been suffering from mental
disorder of such a kind or to such an extent as to be unfit for marriage and the
procreation of children; or
o has been subject to recurrent attacks of insanity or epilepsy;
o the bridegroom has completed the age of twenty one years and the bride, the
age of eighteen years at the time of the marriage;
o 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;
o the parties are not sapindas of each other, unless the custom or usage
governing each of them permits of a marriage between the two.
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marriage registration procedure in Chennai 1 month 3 weeks ago #186

Registration of Marriage

Q 1 What are the advantages of registration of marriage?

(i) Certificate of marriage is a document, which provides valuable evidence of marriage;

(ii) Certificate of marriage is a document providing social security, self-confidence particularly among married women;

(iii) Certificate of marriage is useful in getting the visa for the wife/husband.

iv) It will be helpful in claiming the Bank deposits or Life Insurance benefits when the depositee or the Insurer dies without a nomination or otherwise.

Q 2 What are the laws under which marriages are registered in Sub Registry or District Registrar Offices?
Marriages are registered under the following Acts:
1. Hindu Marriage Act, 1955,
2. Special Marriage Act, 1954,
3. Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1936
Q 3 Where the marriages are to be registered?

1. Marriages under Hindu Marriage Act can be registered in the office of the Registrar of Marriage within the jurisdiction of which the marriage has taken place or in the office of Marriage Officer in whose jurisdiction the bride or bride-groom resides;

2. Marriage under Special Marriage Act can be registered in the office of the Marriage Officer in whose jurisdiction bride or bridegroom resides;

3. Marriage under Parsi Marriage Act may be registered in the Office of the District Registrar in whose jurisdiction the marriage takes place.

Q 4 Where the Office of the Marriage is situated and who is the Marriage Officer?

Sub Registrar who register documents relating to immovable property are also the Marriage Officer. The offices are usually located in Taluk Head Quarters/District Head Quarters/In few places in the Hobli Head Quarters.

In Bangalore city Office of the Marriages/Registrar of Marriages is located in different places. District Registrars are Registrars of Marriages under Parsi Marriage Act and their Offices are situated in all District Headquarters. Click here for details.

Q 5 To whom Hindu Marriage Act 1955 applies?

It applies to Hindu, Buddhist, Brahma, Parthana and Arya samaj. It does not apply to Muslim, Christian, Parsi or Jew Communities. But it applies to those who follow Hindu religious customs.

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Q 6 To whom Special Marriage Act 1954 applies?
It applies to all irrespective of religion, caste, language.
Q 7 To whom Parsi Marriage applies?
It applies to Parsies and Zoroastrians.
Q 8 What should be the age of bridegroom and bride at the time of marriage?
Bridegroom must have completed 21 years age and bride 18 years.
Q 9 Are there any restrictions for registration of marriages?

Following are the restrictions under Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and Special Marriage Act, 1954:

1.1(a) Bridegroom or bride who desire to marry should not have married wife / husband;

(b) Bridegroom or bride who cannot voluntarily give consent for marriages owing to mental illness are not eligible for marriage;

(c) Marriage of those who are capable of giving consent for marriage but (d) incapable of getting child owing to unsound mind cannot be solemnised nor be registered;

(d) Those suffering from insanity are ineligible for solemnisation of marriage;

(e) Those who are within degree of prohibited relationship are ineligible for marriage provided they can marry if it is permitted according to the usage of custom or usage governing such persons;

1.2. Bridegroom and bride who are descendants up to 5 generation from mother's side or father's side cannot marry (They are called Sapindas).

II. Restrictions under Parsi Marriage Act 1936 are as follows:

Bride and Bridegroom should not be related within the degree of prohibited relationship mentioned in schedule I of the Act.

Q 10 How to register marriage?

A. Registration under Hindu Marriage

a) Application for marriage filled in prescribed form with name and address of bridegroom and bride, signature of bride and bridegroom, signature of 3 attesting witness present at the time of marriage along with their name and address, joint photo of bride and bridegroom with signature over such photo should be presented to the Registrar of Marriage.

b) Marriage officer will verify the contents of the application and records. He will issue certificate of marriage if he is satisfied that the records produced are in accordance with law.

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B. Solemnization under Special Marriage Act, 1954

1. Bridegroom and bride should give notice of intended marriage 30 days in advance of solemnisation along with prescribed fees. They must have lived continuously for not less than 30 days within the jurisdiction of marriage officer before giving the notice.

2. If no objections are received within 30 days from the date of notice of intended marriage, bridegroom and bride should appear before the Marriage Officer within next 60 days after lapse of 30 days from such notice along with three witnesses for solelmnisation of the Marriage. Marriage Officer after following procedure prescribed under act and rules will solemnsie the marriage. If marriage is not solemnised within 90 days from the date of notice fresh notice has to be issued.

3. Marriage Officer will administer oath in the prescribed form and solemnise marriage and issue certificate of marriage.

4. Bridegroom and bride and three witnesses shall sign the declaration and the certificates of marriage.

C. Registration under Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1936:

Parsi priest solemnises marriage. He will obtain signature of bridegroom and bride and two witnesses present at the time of marriage in prescribed form and issue certificate of marriage. This certificate will be sent to Registrar of Marriage (District Registrar) along with prescribed fee. Registrar of marriage will record in the prescribed register.

Q 11 What is the time limit for registration of marriage?
Marriage under Hindu or Parsi Marriage Act can be registered any time after marriage. There is no time limit.
Q 12 Is it possible to solemnize marriage under Special Marriage Act in place other than that of office of Marriage Officer?
If the place is within the jurisdiction of marriage officer to whom notice of intended marriage is given, it may be solemnised in such other place.
Q 13 Can the marriage already held according to the religious custom be registered under Special Marriage Act? If so how to get it registered?

Application duly filled in should be given in prescribed form in duplicate under Section 16 of the Special Marriage Act 1954 along with prescribed fee to the marriage officer. If there are no objections marriage officer will register the marriage after 30 days if the husband and wife appear along with 3 witnesses subject to following conditions:

1. They should have married and must be living together since then;

2. At the time of marriage any of them should not have more than one living wife or husband;

3. Any of them should not be idiot or lunatic at the time of registration of marriage;

4. Husband and wife should have completed age of 21. They should not be within the degree of prohibited relationship described in schedule I of the Act;

6. Husband and wife should have lived for a period not less than 30 days within the jurisdiction of marriage officer;

Q 14 What are the objections to refuse registration of marriage? Is there provision to appeal if registration is refused? If so to who appeal lies?
If the conditions noted in question 9 and 13 are not fullfilled marriage officer may refuse the registration of the marriage. Appeal may be submitted to District judge within 30 days of such refual.
Q 15 What is the fee to be paid for registration of marriage?

1. No fee is prescribed for registration of marriage under Hindu Marriage Act. Fee for application is Rs.5 and fee for certified copy is Rs.10.

2. Under Special Marriage Act, fee for solemnization of marriage is Rs.10, Rs.15 extra for solemnization in place other than office. Fee for notice of intended marriage is Rs 3. Fee for certified copy of certificate of marriage is Rs.2

3. Under Parsi Marriage Act, fee for certified copy of certificate of marriage is Rs.2.
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