Court Marriage Procedure in Chennai

Court marriage is solemnized under the Special Marriage Act. Court marriages many involve the holy union of two Indian citizens or one Indian citizen with a foreigner without regard to religion, caste or creed.

Court marriage is solemnized under the Special Marriage Act. Court marriages many involve the holy union of two Indian citizens or one Indian citizen with a foreigner without regard to religion, caste or creed.

 

The procedure to be followed for a court marriage is as follows.

Ø  Engage a lawyer who would move a joint application for marriage before the marriage officer.

Ø  Along with this, individual affidavit specifying the age must be attested by notary public and submitted.

Ø  The court will put up a notice of 30 days seeking if there’s any objection.

Ø  If any objection is received, it must be investigated and resolved within 30 days.

 

Ø  After this, the documents of issuance of notice of intended marriage must be submitted to the Marriage Officer along with three witnesses.

For solemnizing the marriage, here is the clear list of the process’ steps:

Ø  The Marriage Registrar will receive the application/notice.

Ø  The notice will be affixed of the notice board outside the office.

Ø  A copy of the notice will be sent to the marriage officer of the other person’s jurisdiction and copies of the notice will be sent to the residential addresses of both the parties.

Ø  After the time period for receiving objections expires, the date of court marriage can be fixed (if there are no objections made).

Ø  On the decided date, both parties along with three witnesses are required to be present.

 

Ø  And finally, the marriage will be solemnized on that date.

In cases where the marriage takes place in venues like temples, gurudwara, arya samaj mandir, etc., then you can follow these steps.

Ø  Engage a lawyer to move a joint application for registration before the Marriage Registrar.

Ø  The already solemnized marriage must be registered under a specific marriage act.

Ø  Hindu Marriage Act is applicable if both husband and wife practice Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism or Sikhism.

 

Ø  If one of them belongs to any of the above mentioned religions, then the marriage can be registered under Special Marriage Act.

Documents Required for solemnization of Court Marriage

Ø  5 copies of passport size color photographs of both bride and the groom

Ø  Date of birth proof of both parties (Photo copy of Matriculation Certificate or Birth Certificate only).

Ø  Address proof (Voter Card / Passport / Aadhar Card/ Ration Car / Driving License / Bank Passbook / Lease Deed /Rent Deed) of the marrying persons.

Ø  ID proof (Photo copy of D.L/Voter ID Card / Aadhar card / Passport / Pan Card/ etc).

Ø  (If any party is a divorcee), certified copy of Decree of Divorce granted by the Court.

Ø  (If any party is widow / widower), Death Certificate of the dead spouse.

 

Ø  (If any party is a foreign citizen or holds a foreign Passport or is having foreign residential address)- Certificate of Present Marital Status of the party/ No Impediment Certificate / NOC from the concerned Embassy and Valid VISA.