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Why Is A Marriage Registration Important?

Authorised by the Marriage Registrar a court marriage can only be performed between a man and a woman who are only over the age of 21 and 18 respectively

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  What is Court Marriage?

In India, court marriages are solemnized by the Marriage Act of 1954. Under the law, a court marriage can perform between a man and a woman who are over the age of 21 and 18 respectively. The parties can be of Indian or foreign descent. There are other conditions such as; either should not be in an existing marriage with another person and that both parties should be of sound mind. A court marriage does away with rituals and ceremonies and is simple. It is performed by the Marriage Registrar and upon completion; the participants are given a marriage certificate stating that their union is legal in the eyes of the law.

  Steps for court marriage in India?

Informing The Marriage Officer

The first step is to inform the marriage officer of the district about your intention to marry. You have to do this by filling up the court marriage application form that can be downloaded from the internet. You have to submit the form 30 days prior to the date of the marriage to the officer of the district where either one resides in.

Displaying The Notice

The officer of the district will display the notice at a prominent place at his office for 30 days. Within this period, anyone can object to the marriage if it is deemed illegal under the Act and the eligibility conditions. If there is no valid objection, the officer and perform the marriage without any hassle

  What are the documents needed for a court marriage?

Informing The Marriage Officer

The first step is to inform the marriage officer of the district about your intention to marry. You have to do this by filling up the court marriage application form that can be downloaded from the internet. You have to submit the form 30 days prior to the date of the marriage to the officer of the district where either one resides in.

Displaying The Notice

The officer of the district will display the notice at a prominent place at his office for 30 days. Within this period, anyone can object to the marriage if it is deemed illegal under the Act and the eligibility conditions. If there is no valid objection, the officer and perform the marriage without any hassle

  Documents required for gender change application

For preparing an application for change of gender the below-mentioned documents are required:

Self-attested identity proof copies (Aadhar/Voter ID/Passport)

Two self-attested passport size photographs

An original newspaper in which gender change advertisement was given.

A specimen proforma as prescribed by the department, duly signed by the applicant and two major witnesses.

A declaration stating that the contents in the application are true.

A request letter together with the registration fee to the authority.

  Newspaper publication after Name Change in India

Newspaper advertisement is a part of the process. The advertisement goes out in one national newspaper.

Also, its recommended to retain the copies of the published newspaper for future reference.

A Name Change advertisement in a newspaper usually contains all the details listed below:

The old name of the applicant

The new name of the applicant

Father’s/husband’s name

Age of the applicant

Address

Number of the affidavit for name change created prior by the applicant

  Central Gazette publication after name change

Central Gazette is a better option to publish your name change advertisement and for government employees, it is a mandatory step. You need to send the following documents to the department of publication

FAQs on Court Marriage

No, one cannot get married online, a visit to the marriage officers office. However, you can get all the forms online, fill them up and submit them to the marriage officer

Although you will be getting married on your own consent in the presence of the marriage officer, you will need to have at least three witnesses at the ceremony

Yes, the marriage officer gives a period of 30 days for anyone to object. However, the reasons should be logical and valid under Chapter II, Section 4 of the marriage act.

Yes, you do need to keep a signed copy of the marriage certificate as this document proves that you are legally married to your partner. It is the conclusive evidence of the Court Marriage.

If you or your partner are of the opposite sex and of legal age, you can marry anyone you want. However, the procedures are a bit different. Your lawyers will explain the process and formalities needed to marry a foreign national.

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