A marriage registration legalises the marital bond and recognises the newlyweds as a couple.
Legal registration of certain occurrences in the life of an individual is a must in an organized society. Among the many matters where you cannot afford to ignore, registration of marriage is a very important one as it does have a lot to do with the life of yours as well as that of your life partner. In India, Marriages can be registered either under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. It is a legal proof you are married and the most vital document of a marriage. In 2006, the Supreme Court made it compulsory to register the marriage for the women protection.
Proof of Address - Voter ID / Ration Card / Passport / Driving License, Proof of Date of Birth of both husband and wife, 2 passport sized photographs, Separate Marriage Affidavits in prescribed format from Husband & Wife, Marriage Invitation Card, Aadhaar Card, All documents must be self-attested
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.
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
Age of the applicant
Number of the affidavit for name change created prior by the applicant
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
Any person who has attended the wedding of the couple can be a witness and must have a PAN Card and a Proof of Residence
If you are applying for a passport or opening a bank account after the wedding, then Marriage Certificate is required. It is extremely helpful in obtaining visas for both husband and wife. As the foreign embassies in India as well as in countries outside India, do not recognize traditional marriages, the Marriage Certificate is mandatory for the couple to travel abroad using a spouse visa. It also enables a spouse in claiming life insurance return or bank deposits in case of demise of the Insurer or depositor without any nominee.
Although the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and the Special Marriage Act, 1954 are the two main legislation governing the process of solemnization and registration of a marriage in India, there are certain other legislation enacted to oversee the process of marriage solemnization and marriage registration between certain minority religions that are present in India