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COURT MARRIAGE PROCEDURE IN CHENNAI

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COURT MARRIAGE PROCEDURE IN CHENNAI

 

Court marriages are formalized under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. This can be performed between two Indian individuals irrespective of their caste, religion or creed. It can also be formalized between an Indian individual and a foreigner. The procedure of the Court marriages do not comprise of rituals and ceremonies. The parties can directly apply for the registration of marriage and the issuance of marriage certificate to the Marriage Registrar.

 

Court marriage between two Indians

There should not be any existing valid marriage of either of the individuals to another person. The age requirement is twenty-one years for the groom and eighteen years for the bride. Both the individuals must be mentally sound so as to be able to give a valid consent for the marriage. They should also not fall within the standards of prohibited relationship.

The parties have to produce a notice of intended marriage to the Marriage Registrar. One of the parties must have compulsorily resided in Chennai for not less than thirty days immediately after the notice is given. The Marriage Registrar would put up the notice at the office during this period. The marriage may be formalized at the Registrar office in the presence of the three witnesses of the parties, if not objected by anyone during the notice period.

 

 

The following documents are to be produced for the Court Marriage:

·      Marriage Application form duly signed by both the individuals

·      Passport size photographs of the individuals

·      Address proofs

·      Age proofs

·      Address proof and ID card of the three witnesses

·      Death certificate/divorce decree (if applicable)

 


 Court marriage between an Indian and a foreigner

 

The marriage between an Indian and a foreign national may be solemnized under the Special Marriage Act in the presence of a Marriage Registrar.

At least one of the individuals must be a citizen of India. The groom should have completed 21 years of age and the bride 18 years. There should not be any existing valid marriage of either of the individuals with any other person. They should possess a sound and stable mental nature so as to give a valid consent for the marriage. They should not fall within the standards of prohibited relationship.

 

The following documents are to be produced:

·      Marriage Application form duly signed by both the individuals

·      Age proofs

·      Copies of passports with valid visas

·      Address proofs

·      Proof of stay or report from the responsible SHO

·      N.O.C. or Married Status Certificate

·      Death certificate or divorce decree (if applicable)

 

The individuals should give the application of intended marriage thirty days in advance. During the notice period, the Marriage Registrar would check for any sort of objections. If there is no objection, the marriage may be formalized in the presence of three witnesses. The Marriage Registrar, then, issues the Marriage Certificate.



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