Now people are spending money on their weddings. The couple is going for pre, and post-wedding photoshoots also. As all those wedding celebrations are important, a marriage certificate is also important.
Newlywed couples must make and take the time to register their Marriage to make it legal. With this marriage registration, the married couple even plans for their international honeymoon without any hassle.
A marriage certificate is an official declaration of two people who got married. It gives a crucial legal and valid definition of the relationship between two partners.
Marriages registered can be either under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 or the Special Marriage Act 1954.
In 2006 Supreme Court made it mandatory that every Marriage registered to safeguard Women’s rights.
Besides that, marriage registration has many other benefits, used for various documentation such as a partner visa for a spouse, adding spouse name into the passport, bank account, Aadhaar card, changing the maiden name, and claiming life insurance returns, etc.
Documents Required for Marriage Registration
- Address Proof
- Age proof
- Affidavits in the prescribed format
- Individual photographs
- Certificate from the priest
- Wedding photo
- Copy of Wedding Invitation Card
- For Christian Marriage, church certificate and dispatch number as per the Christian Marriage Act.
- Two witnesses with valid identity and residency proof
- The bride’s age must be 18 years, and the Groom’s age must be 21 years to register for Marriage.
- Both bride and Groom must give consent to their wedding voluntarily.
- Neither bride nor Groom should not have another legal or living spouse.
- The Marriage must be performed in front of government officials and at least two reliable witnesses.
Marriage Certificate Online Registration in Tamil Nadu
- To register a marriage certificate in Tamil Nadu, people first need o to locate a registrar or sub-registrar office near them.
- Applicants can also search online for the office they are eligible for according to the law.
- The registrar fixed depending on whoever was at Marriage and sometimes on the jurisdiction.
- Applicants can apply offline and also online.
- After submitting the application form, book an appointment, and visit the registrar.
- The registrar will verify the documents uploaded or submitted.
- After successful verification, the certificate was issued.
- The registration costs Rs 100/-
- It takes 30 days to get a certificate after applying, and you need to go and collect it after 30 days.
Download the Application Form of Tamil Nadu according to Hindu Marriage Act.