Court Marriage in Bangalore

Last Updated at: Oct 08, 2020

Made possible by the Special Marriage Act, 1954, court marriage is an option available to any couple in Bangalore, even inter-faith couples, and also if an Indian citizen is marrying a foreign citizen. Therefore, it has wide applicability and also a few benefits over an unregistered marriage. Being legal proof of a marriage, it is much easier to obtain a visa in certain cases and even to claim benefits in case of the death of the spouse. But, how does one go about a court marriage?

Pre Requisites of a Court Marriage

1. The groom should have completed 21 years of age and the bride should be at least 18 years. 2. Both groom and bride should not currently be in a valid marriage. In case either has been married before, they will have to prove that the prior marriage has been dissolved. 3. The groom and bride should be capable of entering into contract. 4. The groom and bride should not fall within the degree of prohibited relationship.

Get Your Marriage Registered

Court Marriage Procedure

To begin with, either the groom or the bride must be residing within the jurisdiction of the Marriage Registrar’s office for at least 30 days before either of them can file their intentions of marriage in the prescribed form. The Registrar will then invite objections to the marriage for 30 days. If there is no valid objection, the groom and bride can be married at any time after. The marriage will be conducted before three witnesses, which can be family members.

Marriage Registration office

Registrar Of Marriages Head Office Church Street, Bangalore – 560001 Phone: +(91)-(80)-25595978

Documents For Court Marriage

a. Application form in the prescribed format with the prescribed fee

b. 4 Passport Size Photographs of Marrying Persons

c. Residential Proof of Marrying Persons (Voter Id / Passport / Ration Card / Driving License / Bank Passbook / Lease Deed / Rent Deed)

d. Date of Birth Proof of Marrying Persons (Municipal Corporation Certificate/ Xth or XIIth Examination Certificate/ Passport/ PAN Card)

e. Residential Proof and PAN Card of Three Witnesses

f. Death certificate or divorce decree, whichever is applicable, in case either party was previously married.

g. N.O.C. or Marital Status certificate from the concerned embassy or Consulate in India in case of a foreigner.

Cost of Marriage Registration

The fee for the court marriage is Rs. 500. An agent is likely to charge anywhere from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 3000 to do all the paperwork and legwork for you so that you only need to show up for the registration.