Court marriages are widely common today due to being simple and inexpensive in comparison to the traditional wedding and also as it is a common resort for couples who do not want to perform religious rituals. The best part of a court marriage is that even 2 people hailing from different religions can also get married.
The process of court marriage isn’t complex but there are many stages and legal formalities involved that make it tedious to go through without the services of a legal expert.
Employing our services will simplify this tedious task for you. You simply need to schedule a visit to our office where we will discuss whether you are eligible for a court marriage and also walk you through the procedure of court marriage. Eligibility criteria for it includes aspects like the age of majority (18 for women and 21 for men), soundness of mind, voluntary consent, prohibited relationship, etc. once we figure out that you are eligible for court marriage, you need to submit the requisite documents to us which include passport size photos, date of birth proof, residence proof i.e. ration card, etc. and then you can relax and leave the rest to us.
The procedure includes giving a notice to the marriage office of the place where you are currently residing, publication of a notice followed by a 30 day waiting period wherein any objection to the marriage can be filed, if no objection is filed the marriage will take place as soon as the 30 day period ends. In case an objection is filed, the parties can appeal to the District Magistrate. Such objections are also investigated. Once the day when the marriage will take place is fixed you simply need to come to the Marriage officer’s officer and sign the requisite forms and affidavit in the presence of 3 witnesses of the age of majority and simply say the words – “I take ___ to be my lawful wife (or husband)” and voila!
The last step is getting the marriage registration certificate which is given to you soon after. The entire procedure takes at least up to 30 days and in case any objection is filed during the 30 day waiting period it takes up to 60 days.
The court marriage with and registration of marriages of NRIs and foreign citizen encompasses more legal complexities and formalities, which makes it even more desirable to employ the services of a lawyer who is well versed in marriage laws in general and particularly NRIs and foreign citizens. We value your time and offer you the best possible expert advice.
In case of NRI marriages or marriages with foreign citizens it is best to consult a lawyer with enormous experience and expertise in this field like us, even before the marriage ceremony takes place as there are issues with respect to territorial jurisdiction; religion; embassy approval and most importantly Visa for the spouse, involved.
At times these petty issues can lead to rejection of marriage registration, consequently incurring extra costs and expenses not to mention at times you’re just so confused you end up going around in circles. However all these complexities can be easily dodged by engaging the services of experienced lawyers like Us, who walk with you and assist you in getting through every hurdle successfully.
Documents Required For Court Marriage Registration in Chandigarh
- Four Passport Size images – for each of Marrying Persons.
- Residential Proof (Passport / Voter Card / Driving License / Lease Deed / Ration Car / Bank Passbook / Rent Deed) of Marrying Persons.
- Date of Birth Proof (Xth Examination Certificate) of Marrying Persons.
- If any party is divorcee Certified copy of Decree of Divorce granted by the Indian Court.
- If any party is widow / widower Death Certificate of the dead partner.
- Two Witnesses (Each should be major) with id proof