What is Marriage Registration?


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.

Procedure for Marriage Certificate


Connect to lawyer

We will connect you to a family lawyer, who will kickstart the Marriage Registration process.

Document Verification

Once the documents are received, the lawyer will verify all the documents for checking the validity of the marriage.

Setting of date

After verifying the documents, the lawyer will initiate the application for registration of marriage and the same will be registered in your presence on the fixed date.

Documents Required for Marriage Registration


  • 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

FAQs on Marriage Registration


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.

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