This procedure provides you information about how to register a marriage and obtain marriage certificate. A marriage certificate is a documentary proof for registration of marriage.
- Bridegrooms should be at least 21 years old, while brides should at least be 18 years for a marriage to be registered under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.
- Bridegrooms and brides should be at least 21 years old, if the marriage is registered under the Special Marriage Act, 1954
- Marriage Certificate is issued to Indian citizens by the Marriage Officer/Registrar of marriage, who is generally the District Magistrate of the concerned district under the Special Marriage Act, 1954, or under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955(XXV), the Rajasthan Hindu Marriage Registration Rules 1956, etc.
- Under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955, marriage registration must be done within 30 days of the date of marriage.
- If the registration is not done within 30 days, the marriage will be registered under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.
- Date of birth of bridegroom and bride
- Address proof of both bridegroom and bride
- Date and place where marriage is solemnized
- Marriage affidavit from priest
- The application form available for free at the District Magistrate office, shall be duly filled by the bride and groom and submitted to the Registrar of marriage.
- The registrar shall issue a one-month notice to the Registrar of marriages of both the bride’s and the groom’s home districts and to their parents for any claims and objections.
- A copy of the notice is also pasted on the notice board.
- If no claims or objections are received within the one-month period, the Registrar registers the marriage under the Marriage Act in the presence of both the bride and the grooms, and 3 witnesses.
- The Marriage Certificate is then issued to the couple.
There are 2 ways through which you can apply fo a marriage certificate.
Apply through CSC Centre
CSC Centre are Citizen Service centre who you can approach to obtain a certificate or document which is related to government. You can locate your nearest CSC centre through the following link : CSC Centre Locator
Apply through Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Tehsildar’s office/Revenue Department/District Collector’s Office
Approach your nearest Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Tehsildar’s office/Revenue Department/District Collector’s Office they should be able to guide you in the right direction and make sure you have all the documents that are lsted under the required documents section of this page.
- Marriage application form duly signed by both husband and wife.
- Age certificate (Matriculation mark sheet/ Birth / passport).
- 2 passport size photographs of the couple
- Marriage photograph
- Residence certificate of both the bride and the groom such as ration card, etc.
- Marriage Card (optional).
- Priest’s Affidavit is required in case of Hindu Marriage under Marriage Act, 1955.
Note : All documents should be attested by a Gazetted Officer.
Rs.10 shall be charged for issuing a Marriage Certificate.
Marriage certificate is valid forever until the marriage remains valid.