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Foreign Marriage Rules, 1970

MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

New Delhi, the 19th August 1970

G.S.R. 1274..In exercise of the powers conferred by section 28 of the Foreign Marriage Act, 1969 (33 of 1969) and in super session of the Special Marriage (Diplomatic and Consular Officers) Rules, 1955, published with the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of External Affairs No. S.R.O. 1679, dated the 29th July, 1955, the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely.

1. Short Title..These rules may be called the Foreign Marriage Rules, 1970.

2. Definitions..In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires-

(a) "Act" means the Foreign Marriage Act, 1969 (33 of 1969) ;

(b) "form" means a form appended to these rules ;

(c) "Marriage Officer" means a person appointed under section 3 of the Act to be a Marriage Office;

(d) "section" means a section of the Act.

3. Particulars regarding Name, etc., of Marriage Officer to be Displayed in his Office Building..Every Marriage Officer shall arrange to have his name, designation and the working hours of his office to be written in English, Hindi and the language of the country, place or area in which he functions as such, and displayed in a conspicuous part of the building in which his office is situated.

4. Notice of Intended Marriage..(1) When a marriage is intended to be solemnized under the Act by or before a Marriage Officer, the parties to the intended marriage shall give notice thereof in writing in the form specified in the first Schedule to the Act to such Officer either in person or by registered post.

(2) The notice shall be accompanied by a statement containing the following particulars :-

(i) Present addresses of the parents of the parties to the intended marriage.

(ii) Name or names of the country or countries in which the parties are ordinarily resident.

(iii) State or States in India to which the parties or, as the case may be, the Indian party, to the marriage belong or belongs.

5. Payment of Fee..

(1) Where the notice is delivered in person, the fee prescribed therefor in rule 15 shall be paid in cash to the Marriage Officer.

(2) Where the notice is sent by registered post, the fee shall be remitted by money order at the remitter's expense and the receipt issued to the remitter by the post office through which the remittance is made shall be attached to the notice.

6. Procedure after Notice..

(1) As soon as the notice is received by the Marriage Officer, a distinctive serial number shall be entered on it and such number and the date of receipt of the notice shall be attested by the signature of the Marriage Officer.

(2) If the notice is in conformity with the requirements of the Act, it shall be entered in the Marriage Notice Book which shall be a bound volume, the pages of which are machine numbered consecutively with a normal index attached.

(3) If the notice is not in conformity with the requirements of the Act, it shall be got rectified by the parties if they are present, or returned to them by post for rectification and retransmission within a date to be fixed for this purpose, if they are not present.

(4) The Marriage Officer shall have every item of rectification attested by both the parties.

7. Publication of Notice..The Marriage Officer shall cause the notice to be published:.

(a) by affixing a true copy thereof under his seal and signature to some conspicuous place in his office ;

(b) by serving, personally, or by registered post acknowledgement due true copies thereof under his seal and signature on the parents of the parties to the marriage ; and

(c) by publishing it in a newspaper having circulation,-

(i) in the State or States in India to which the parties or, as the case may be, the Indian party, to the marriage belong or belongs; and

(ii) in the country or countries in which the parties are ordinarily resident.

8. Procedure for Inquiry into Objection..

(1) If any objection to the solemnization of the intended marriage together with the fee prescribed therefor in rule (5) is received by the Marriage Officer, he shall record the nature of the objection in his Marriage Notice Book and fix the date and time for inquiry into the objection and cause notice thereof to be served, personally or by registered post acknowledgement due, in Form I on the person.

(2) On the date so fixed or on any other date to which the inquiry may be adjourned, the Marriage Officer shall make an inquiry into the objection and record in his own hand in the manner prescribed in the Code of Civil Procedure 1908 (5 of 1908), the evidence given.

8A. Acknowledgement in case of Personal Service..Where a notice is personally served under rule 7 or rule 8, the person on whom such notice is served shall sign an acknowledgement of service of the notice.

9. Time and Place of Solemnization..The intended marriage may be solemnized any time during office hours of the Marriage Officer or at any other time convenient to him-

(a) at the official house of residence of the Marriage Officer, or

(b) at the office in which the business of the Marriage Officer is transacted, or

(c) at such other place within a reasonable distance from such official house or office as the Marriage Officer may in his discretion approve:

Provided that additional fees as specified in rule 15 shall be payable for the solemnization of any marriage at a place referred to in clause (c).

10. Manner of Registration of Marriages..Registration of a marriage under section. 17 shall be effected by the Marriage Officer by entering a certificate of the marriage in Form 11 in the Marriage Certificate Book.

11. Appeals to the Central Government..An appeal to the Central Government under sub-section (3) of section 11 or sub-section (4) of section 17 shall be in the form of a memorandum which shall be accompanied by a certified copy of :

(i) the notice of the intended marriage or, as the case may be, of the application for registration of the marriage ;

(ii) the statement of the reasons for which the Marriage Officer refused to solemnize or, as the case may be, register the marriage.

12. Language for Purposes of Section 24..The language for purposes of sub-clause (ii) of clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 24 shall be English, Hindi or any other language approved by the Marriage Officer.

13. Transmission of copies of Entries in Marriage Records..The Marriage Officer shall send to the Secretary to the Government of India. Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, three true copies certified in Form III of all entries or corrections made by him in the Marriage Certificate Book at intervals of three months on, or as early as possible after, the 1st day of January, April, July and October in each year and one such copy shall be transmitted by the said Secretary to the Registrar-General or to each of the Registrars-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages of the State or States in India to which the parties to the marriage belong.

14. Form of Marriage Certificate Book..

(1) The Marriage Certificate Book shall be a bound volume. the pages of which are machine-numbered consecutively with a nominal index attached. Every marriage certificate entered therein during each calendar year shall be consecutively numbered and every authenticated copy of a certificate issued to the parties shall bear the number and date, month and year in which the certificate was entered.

(2) For the removal of doubts it is hereby provided that the Marriage Certificate Book maintained under the Special Marriage (Diplomatic and Consular Officer) Rules, 1955, may be continued to be used with necessary adaptations as the Marriage Certificate Book for the purposes of these rules and the Act.

15. Scale of fees..The following fees shall be levied by the Marriage Officers:-
Matters in respect of which a fee is liveable Amount of fee
Category Category
'A' 'B' countries countries
1 2 3
Rs. Rs.
(i) For every notice of an intended marriage . 120 80
Actual Actual
(ii) For publication of notice . . . . Charges Charges

Note : A suitable amount will be taken as an advance towards Cost of publication of notice in newspapers.

(iii) For receiving and possessing or dealing with an objects

(iv) For solemnizing a marriage . . . .

(v) For solemnizing a marriage at a place referred to in rule 9(c)

Note : This will be in addition to the fee referred to in item (iv) above.

(vi) For receiving notice of a caveat . . .

(vii) For certificate by Marriage Officer of notice having been given and posted up

(viii) For a certified copy of reasons recorded under section 11 or section 17 for refusal to solemnize or as the case may be for refusal to register, a marriage. .

(ix) For certified copy of an entry :

(a) in the Marriage Note Book .

(b) in the Marriage Certificate Book .

(x) For certification of a document referred to in sub-section (1) of section 24 .

(xi) For making a search :

(a) if the entry is of the current year . .

(b) if the entry relates to any previous year or years


Explanation..Category 'A' countries are :.

(a) all countries in North and South America ;

(b) all countries in Europe including U.S.S.R. ;

(c) all countries in West Asia and North Africa, excluding People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, Yemen Arab Republic, Sudan and Somalia ;

(d) Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Category "B" countries are :.

All other countries (excluding countries mentioned under Category "A").

FORM I
[See rule 8(1)]

Notice

Before the Marriage Officer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Place

In the matter of the Foreign Marriage Act, 1969 (33 of 1969).
and
In the matter of the intended marriage between

AB .
and . Give names and addresses
CD .

EF Person making the objection

To
..............................

Whereas notice of an intended marriage between A B and C D was received by the Marriage Officer ....................,

And whereas E F has preferred certain objections (set out overleaf) to the solemnization of the marriage;

And whereas the Marriage Officer will hold an inquiry into the matter of the said objections on the..........day of ........... 19........ at his office;

You are hereby required to be present at ...... a.m./p.m. on the said day together with all documents on which you rely and witnesses whom you may desire to be examined on your behalf.

Take notice that in default of your appearance at the time specified above on the aforesaid day the inquiry will be made, and the matter aforesaid decided, in your absence.

Given under my hand and seal
Station
Date
(Set out the objection on the reverse of this notice).

Signature
Marriage Officer
Seal

FORM II
(See rule 10)

Certificate of registration of marriage

I, E F, hereby certify that A B and C D* informed me in writing that he/she desires his/her marriage*/they desire their marriage to be registered. under section 17 of the Foreign Marriage Act, 1969 (33 of 1969) and that each of the parties to the said marriage, in my presence and in the presence of three witnesses who have signed hereunder, have declared that a ceremony of marriage has been performed between them and that they have been living together as husband and wife since the time of marriage, and the said marriage has this day of ................ 19 ............. been registered under this Act.

(Sd.) EF
Marriage Officer for ......

(Sd.) A B (Husband)
(Sd.) C D (Wife)

(Sd.) GH .
(Sd.) OS . Three witnesses.
(Sd.) KL .

Dated, the ........ day of ........ 19 ..........
________________________________
*Strike out whatever is inapplicable.

FORM III
(See rule 13)

Form of Certificate

Certified that the above entries
from the Marriage Certificate Book in this office bearing serial number ...... are true copies of all the entries and corrections in the Marriage Certificate Book kept by me during the three months ending .................

Signature
Marriage Officer.

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All over India the THE FOREIGN MARRIAGE ACT, 1969 will apply to register the marriage of foreign national in India

Central Government Act
The Foreign Marriage Act, 1969
THE FOREIGN MARRIAGE ACT, 1969

1. Short title.—This Act may be called the Foreign Marriage Act, 1969.
2. Definitions.—In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—
(a) "degrees of prohibited relationship" shall have the same meanings as in the Special Marriage Act, 1954 (43 of 1954);
(b) "district", in relation to a Marriage Officer, means the area within which the duties of his offer are to be discharged;
(c) "foreign country" means a country or place outside India, and includes a ship which is for the time being in the territorial waters of such a country or place;
(d) "Marriage Officer" means a person appointed under section 3 to be a Marriage Officer;
(e) "official house", in relation to a Marriage Officer, means—
(i) the official house of residence of the officer;
(ii) the office in which the business of the officer is transacted;
(iii) a prescribed place; and
(f) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act.
3. Marriage Officers.—For the purposes of this Act, the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint such of its diplomatic or consular officers as it may think fit to be Marriage Officers for any foreign country. Explanation.—In this section, "diplomatic officer" means an ambassador, envoy, minister, high commissioner, commissioner, charge d' affairs or other diplomatic representative or a counsellor or secretary of an embassy, legation or high commission.
4. Conditions relating to solemnization of foreign marriages.—A marriage between parties one of whom at least is a citizen of India may be solemnized under this Act by or before a Marriage Officer in a foreign country, if, at the time of the marriage, the following conditions are fulfilled, namely:—
(a) neither party has a spouse living,
(b) neither party is an idiot or a lunatic,
(c) the bridegroom has completed the age of twenty one years and the bride the age of eighteen years at the time of the marriage, and
(d) the parties are not within the degrees of prohibited relationship: Provided that where the personal law or a custom governing at least one of the parties permits of a marriage between them, such marriage may be solemnized, notwithstanding that they are within the degree of prohibited relationship.
5. Notice of intended marriage.—When a marriage is intended to be solemnized under this Act, the parties to the marriage shall give notice thereof in writing in the form specified in the First Schedule to the Marriage Officer of the district in which at least one of the parties to the marriage has resided for a period of not less than thirty days immediately preceding the date on which such notice is given, and the notice shall state that the party has so resided.
6. Marriage Notice Book.—The Marriage Officer shall keep all notices given under section 5 with the records of his office and shall also forthwith enter a true copy of every such notice in a book prescribed for that purpose, to be called the "Marriage Notice Book", and such book shall be open for inspection at all reasonable times, without fee, by any person desirous of inspecting the same.
7. Publication of notice.—Where a notice under section 5 is given to the Marriage Officer, he shall cause it to be published—
(a) in his own office, by affixing a copy thereof to a conspicuous place, and
(b) in India and in the country or countries in which the parties are ordinarily resident, in the prescribed manner.
8. Objection to marriage.—
(1) Any person may, before the expiration of thirty days from the date of publication of the notice under section 7, object to the marriage on the ground that it would contravene one or more of the conditions specified in section 4. Explanation.—Where the publication of the notice by affixation under clause (a) of section 7 and in the prescribed manner under clause (b) of that section is on different dates, the period of thirty days shall, for the purposes of this sub-section, be computed from the later date.
(2) Every such objection shall be in writing signed by the person making it or by any person duly authorised to sign on his behalf, and shall state the ground of objections; and the Marriage Officer shall record the nature of the objection in his Marriage Notice Book.
9. Solemnization of marriage where no objection made.—If no objection is made within the period specified in section 8 to an intended marriage, then, on the expiry of that period, the marriage may be solemnized.
10. Procedure on receipt of objection.—
(1) If an objection is made under section 8 to an intended marriage, the Marriage Officer shall not solemnize the marriage until he has inquired into the matter of the objection in such manner as he thinks fit and is satisfied that it ought not to prevent the solemnization of the Marriage or the objection is withdrawn by the person making it.
(2) Where a Marriage Officer after making any such inquiry entertains a doubt in respect of any objection, he shall transmit the record with such statement respecting the matter as he thinks fit to the Central Government; and the Central Government, after making such further inquiry into the matter and after obtaining such advice as it thinks fit, shall give its decision thereon in writing to the Marriage Officer, who shall act in conformity with the decision of the Central Government.
11. Marriage not to be in contravention of local laws.—
(1) The Marriage Officer may, for reason to be recorded in writing refuse to solemnize a marriage under this Act if the intended marriage is prohibited by any law in force in the foreign country where it is to be solemnized.
(2) The Marriage Officer may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, refuse to solemnize a marriage under this Act on the ground that in his opinion, the solemnization of the marriage would be inconsistent with international law or the comity of nations.
(3) Where a Marriage Officer refuses to solemnize a marriage under this section, any party to the intended marriage may appeal to the Central Government in the prescribed manner within a period of thirty days from the date of such refusal; and the Marriage Officer shall act in conformity with the decision of the Central Government on such appeal.
12. Declaration by parties and witnesses.—Before the marriage is solemnized, the parties and three witnesses shall, in presence of the Marriage Officer, sign a declaration in the form specified in the Second Schedule, and the declaration shall be countersigned by the Marriage Officer.
13. Place and form of solemnization.—
(1) A marriage by or before a Marriage Officer under this Act shall be solemnized at the official house of the Marriage Officer with open doors between the prescribed hours in the presence of at least three witnesses.
(2) The marriage may be solemnized in any form which the parties may choose to adopt: Provided that it shall not be complete and binding on the parties unless each party declares to the other in the presence of the Marriage Officer and the three witnesses and in any language understood by the parties,— "I, (A) take the (B), to be my lawful wife (or husband)": Provided further that where the declaration referred to in the preceding proviso is made in any language which is not understood by the Marriage Officer or by any of the witnesses, either of the parties shall interpret or cause to be interpreted the declaration in a language which the Marriage Officer, or, as the case may be, such witness understands.
14. Certificate of marriage.—
(1) Whenever a marriage is solemnized under this Act, the Marriage Officer shall enter a certificate thereof in the form specified in the Third Schedule in a book to be kept by him for that purpose and to be called the Marriage Certificate Book, and such certificate shall be signed by the parties to the marriage and the three witnesses.
(2) On a certificate being entered in the Marriage Certificate Book by the Marriage Officer, the certificate shall be deemed to be conclusive evidence of the fact that a marriage under this Act has been solemnized, and that all formalities respecting the residence of the party concerned previous to the marriage and the signatures of witnesses have been complied with.
15. Validity of foreign marriages in India.—Subject to the other provisions contained in this Act, a marriage solemnized in the manner provided in this Act shall be good and valid in law.
16. New notice when marriage not solemnized within six months.—Whenever a marriage is not solemnized within six months from the date on which notice thereof has been given to the Marriage Officer as required under section 5 or where the record of a case has been transmitted to the Central Government under section 10, or where an appeal has been preferred to the Central Government under section 11, within three months from the date of decision of the Central Government in such case or appeal, as the case may be, the notice and all other proceedings arising therefrom shall be deemed to have lapsed, and no Marriage Officer shall solemnize the marriage until new notice has been given in the manner laid down in this Act.
17. Registration of foreign marriages.—
(1) Where—
(a) a Marriage Officer is satisfied that a marriage has been duly solemnized in a foreign country in accordance with the law of that country between parties of whom one atleast was a citizen of India; and
(b) a party to the marriage informs the Marriage Officer in writing that he or she desires the marriage to be registered under the section, the Marriage Officer may, upon payment of the prescribed fee, register the marriage.
(2) No marriage shall be registered under this section unless at the time of registration it satisfies the conditions mentioned in section 4.
(3) The Marriage Officer may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, refuse to register a marriage under this section on the ground that in his opinion the marriage is inconsistent with international law or the comity of nations.
(4) Where a Marriage Officer refuses to register a marriage under this section the party applying for registration may appeal to the Central Government in the prescribed manner within a period of thirty days from the date of such refusal; and the Marriage Officer shall act in conformity with the decision of the Central Government on such appeal.
(5) Registration of a marriage under this section shall be effected by the Marriage Officer by entering a certificate of the marriage in the prescribed form and in the prescribed manner in the Marriage Certificate Book, and such certificate shall be signed by the parties to the marriage and by three witnesses.
(6) A marriage registered under this section shall, as from the date of registration, be deemed to have been solemnized under this Act.
18. Matrimonial reliefs to be under Special Marriage Act, 1954.—
(1) Subject to the other provisions contained in this section, the provisions of Chapters IV, V, VI and VII of the Special Marriage Act, 1954 (43 of 1954) shall apply in relation to marriages solemnized under this Act and to any other marriage solemnized in a foreign country between parties of whom one at least is a citizen of India as they apply in relation to marriages solemnized under that Act. Explanation.—In its application to the marriages referred to in this sub-section, section 24 of the Special Marriage Act, 1954 (43 of 1954) shall be subject to the following modifications, namely:—
(i) the reference in sub-section (1) thereof to clauses (a), (b), (c) and (d) of section 4 of that Act shall be construed as a reference to clauses (a), (b), (c) and (d) respectively of section 4 of this Act, and
(ii) nothing contained in section 24 aforesaid shall apply to any marriage—
(a) which is not solemnized under this Act; or
(b) which is deemed to be solemnized under this Act by reason of the provisions contained in section 17: Provided that the registration of any such marriage as is referred to in sub-clause (b) may be declared to be of no effect if the registration was in contravention of sub-section (2) of section 17.
(2) Every petition for relief under Chapter V or Chapter VI of the Special Marriage Act, 1954 (43 of 1954) as made applicable to the marriages referred to in sub-section (1), shall be presented to the district court within the local limits of whose ordinary civil jurisdiction—
(a) the respondent is residing at the time of the presentation of the petition; or
(b) the husband and wife last resided together; or
(c) the petitioner is residing at the time of the presentation of the petition, provided that the respondent is at that time residing outside India. Explanation.—In this section, "district court" has the same meaning as in the Special Marriage Act, 1954 (43 of 1954)
(3) Nothing contained in this section shall authorise any court—
(a) to make any decree of dissolution of marriage, except where—
(i) the parties to the marriage are domiciled in India at the time of the presentation of the petition; or
(ii) the petitioner, being the wife, was domiciled in India immediately before the marriage and has been residing in India for a period of not less than three years immediately preceding the presentation of the petition;
(b) to make any decree annulling a voidable marriage, except where—
(i) the parties to the marriage are domiciled in India at the time of the presentation of the petition; or
(ii) the marriage was solemnized under this Act and the petitioner being the wife, has been ordinarily resident in India for a period of three years immediately preceding the presentation of the petition;
(c) to make any decree of nullity of marriage in respect of a void marriage, except where—
(i) either of the parties to the marriage is domiciled in India at the time of the presentation of the petition; or
(ii) the marriage was solemnized under this Act and the petitioner is residing in India at the time of the presentation of the petition.
(d) to grant any other relief under Chapter V or Chapter VI of the Special Marriage Act, 1954 (43 of 1954) except where the petitioner is residing in India at the time of the presentation of the petition.
(4) Nothing contained in sub-section (1) shall authorise any court to grant any relief under this Act in relation to any marriage in a foreign country not solemnized under it, if the grant of relief in respect of such marriage (whether on any of the grounds specified in the Special Marriage Act, 1954 (43 of 1954) or otherwise is provided for under any other law for the time being in force.
19. Punishment for bigamy.—
(1) Any person whose marriage is solemnized or deemed to have been solemnized under this Act and who, during the subsistence of his marriage, contracts any other marriage in India shall be subject to the penalties provided in section 494 and section 495 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (45 of 1860) and the marriage so contracted shall be void.
(2) The provisions of sub-section (1) apply also to any such offence committed by any citizen of India without and beyond India.
20. Punishment for contravention of certain other conditions for marriage.—Any citizen of India who procures a marriage of himself or herself be solemnized under this Act in contravention of the condition specified in clause (c) or clause (d) of section 4 shall be punishable—
(a) in the case of a contravention of the condition specified in clause (c) of section 4, with simple imprisonment which may extend to fifteen days or with the fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both; and
(b) in the case of a contravention of the condition specified in clause (d) of section 4, with simple imprisonment which may extend to fifteen days or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees, or with both.
21. Punishment for false declaration.—If any citizen of India for the purpose of procuring a marriage, intentionally—
(a) where a declaration is required by this Act, makes a false declaration; or
(b) where a notice or certificate is required by this Act, signs a false notice or certificate, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine.
22. Punishment for wrongful action of Marriage Officer.—Any Marriage Officer who knowingly and wilfully solemnizes a marriage under this Act in contravention of any of the provisions of this Act shall be punishable with simple imprisonment which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.
23. Recognition of marriages solemnized under law of other countries.—If the Central Government is satisfied that the law in force in any foreign country for the solemnization of marriages contains provisions similar to those contained in this Act, it may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare that marriages solemnized under the law in force in such foreign country shall be recognized by courts in India as valid.
24. Certification of documents of marriages solemnized in accordance with local law in a foreign country.—
(1) Where—
(a) a marriage is solemnized in any foreign country specified in this behalf by the Central Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, in accordance with the law of that country between parties of whom one at least is a citizen of India; and
(b) a party to the marriage who is such citizen produces to a Marriage Officer in the country in which the marriage was solemnized—
(i) a copy of the entry in respect of the marriage in the marriage register of that country certified by the appropriate authority in that country to be a true copy of that entry; and
(ii) if the copy of that entry is not in the English language, a translation into the prescribed language of that copy; and
(c) the Marriage Officer is satisfied that the copy of the entry in the marriage register is a true copy and that the translation, if any, is a true translation, the Marriage Officer, upon the payment of the prescribed fee, shall certify upon the copy that he is satisfied that the copy is a true copy of the entry in the marriage register and upon the translation that he is satisfied that the translation is a true translation of the copy and shall issue the copy and the translation to the said party.
(2) A document relating to a marriage in a foreign country issued under sub-section (1) shall be admitted in evidence in any proceedings as if it were a certificate duly issued by the appropriate authority of that country.
25. Certified copy of entries to be evidences.—Every certified copy purporting to be signed by the Marriage Officer of an entry of a marriage in the Marriage Certificate Book shall be received in evidence without production or proof of the original.
26. Correction of errors.—
(1) Any Marriage Officer who discovers any error in the form or substance of any entry in the Marriage Certificate Book may, within one month next after the discovery of such error, in the presence of the persons, married or, in case of their death or absence, in the presence of two other witnesses, correct the error by entry in the margin without any alteration of the original entry and add thereto the date of such correction.
(2) Every correction made under this section shall be attested by the witnesses in whose presence it was made.
27. Act not to affect validity of marriages outside it.—Nothing in this Act shall in any way affect the validity of a marriage solemnized in a foreign country otherwise than under this Act.
28. Power to make rules.—
(1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:—
(a) the duties and powers of Marriage Officers and their districts;
(b) the manner in which a Marriage Officer may hold any inquiry under this Act;
(c) the manner in which notices of marriage shall be published;
(d) the places in which and the hours between which marriages under this Act may be solemnized;
(e) the form and the manner in which any books required by or under this Act to be kept shall be maintained;
(f) the form and manner in which certificates of marriages may be entered under sub-section (5) of section 17;
(g) the fees that may be levied for the performance of any duty imposed upon a Marriage Officer under this Act;
(h) the authorities to which, the form in which and the intervals within which copies of entries in the Marriage Certificate Book shall be sent, and, when corrections are made in the Marriage Certificate Book, the manner in which Certificates of such corrections shall be sent to the authorities;
(i) the inspection of any books required to be kept under this Act and the furnishing of certified copies of entries therein;
(j) the manner in which and the conditions subject to which any marriage may be recognised under section 23;
(k) any other matter which may be, or requires to be, prescribed.
(3) Every rule made under this section shall be laid as soon as may be after it is made before each House of Parliament while it is in session for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or 1[in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid] both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.
29. Amendment of Act 43 of 1954.—In the Special Marriage Act, 1954—
(a) in section 1, in sub-section (2) for the words "outside the said territories", the words "in the State of Jammu and Kashmir" shall be substituted;
(b) in section 2, clauses (a) and (c) shall be omitted;
(c) in section 3, for sub-section (2), the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely:— "(2) For the purposes of this Act, in its application to citizens of India domiciled in the territories to which this Act extends who are in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify such officers of the Central Government as it may think fit to be the Marriage Officers for the State or any part thereof.";
(d) in section 4, for clause (e), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:— "(e) where the marriage is solemnized in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, both parties are citizens of India domiciled in the territories to which this Act extends.";
(e) in section 10, for the words "outside the territories to which this Act extends in respect of an intended marriage outside and said territories", the words "in the State of Jammu and Kashmir in respect of an intended marriage in the State" shall be substituted;
(f) in section 50, in sub-section (1), the words "diplomatic and consular officers and other" shall be omitted.
30. Repeal.—The Indian Foreign Marriage Act, 1903 (14 of 1903) is hereby repealed.
THE FOREIGN MARRIAGE ACT, 1969 THE FIRST SCHEDULE (See section 5) FORM OF NOTICE OF INTENDED MARRIAGE To The Marriage Officer, for………………….. We hereby give you notice that a marriage under the Foreign Marriage Act, 1969 is intended to be solemnized between us within three months from the date hereof. Name and Father's Name Condition Occupation Date of Birth Dwelling Place Permanent Dwelling Place and Present Dwelling Place if not permanent Length of residence in the present dwelling place A.B. Unmarried Widowed Divorcee C.D. Unmarried Widowed Divorcee Witness our hands, this………...............…. Day of……………....………20…… tc "Witness our hands, this………...............…. Day of……………....………20……" Sd. A.B. Sd. C.D. THE FOREIGN MARRIAGE ACT, 1969 THE SECOND SCHEDULE (See section 12) DECLARATION TO BE MADE BY THE BRIDEGROOM I. A.B., hereby declare as follows:— 1. I am at the present time unmarried (or a widower or a divorcee, as the case may be). 2. I have completed…………………… years of age. 3. I am not related to C.D. (the bride) within the degrees of prohibited relationship. 4. I am a citizen of……………….. 5. I am aware that, if any statement in this declaration is false, I am liable to imprisonment and also to fine. Sd. A.B. (the bridegroom) tc "" Declaration to be made by the bride I, C.D. hereby declare as follows:— 1. I am at the present time unmarried (or a widow, or a divorcee, as the case may be). 2. I have completed…………………… years of age. 3. I am not related to A.B. (the bridegroom) within the degrees of prohibited relationship. 4. I am a citizen of……................………….. 5. I am aware that, if any statement in this declaration is false, I am liable to imprisonment and also to fine. Sd. C.D. (the bride) Signed in our presence by the above named A.B. and C.D. So far as we are aware, there is no lawful impediment to the marriage. Sd. G.H. Sd. I.J. (Three witnesses.) Sd. K.L. (Countersigned) E.F. Marriage Officer Dated....................the………................……..day of……........………..20……. THE FOREIGN MARRIAGE ACT, 1969 THE THIRD SCHEDULE (See section 14) FORM OF CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE I, E.F., hereby certify that on the…………………..day of……………………19………. A.B. and C.D……………….†appeared before me and that the declaration required by section…… ‡of the Foreign Marriage Act, 1969, was duly made, and that a marriage under that Act was solemnized between them in my presence and in the presence of three witnesses who have signed hereunder. Sd. E.F. Marriage Officer. Sd. A.B. (bridegroom). Sd. C.D. (bride). Sd. G.H. Sd. I.J. (Three witnesses). Sd. K.L. Date the …………………….day of……………………..20……
† Herein give particulars of the parties. ‡ To be entered.

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4 years 10 months ago #810 by
After go through the law existing in India we came to an conclution that normally all foreigner marriage has to be registered under Foreign marriage Act 1969 and it will take minimum thirty days to complete marriage registration in India.
We are surprised about one day process for foreigner marriage. Can you explain how it is possible in Tamilnadu.?
What is the procedure to complete registration.
What are the documents required for foreign national to complete registration in Tamilnadu ?
Also this certificate is valid for all legal purpose including appy visa.?

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4 years 9 months ago #824 by anamika
Replied by anamika on topic marriage registration procedure Tamilnadu
Normal civil marriage procedure for foreigners in chennai,India

Special marriage registration process

INTRODUCTION
The Special Marriage Act was enacted to provide a special form of marriage by any person in India and all Indian nationals in foreign countries irrespective of the religion either party to the marriage may profess.

For the benefit of Indian citizens abroad, it provides for the appointment of Diplomatic and Consular Officers as marriage officers for solemnizing and registering marriages between citizens of India in a foreign country.

The Act extends to the whole of India except the state of Jammu and Kashmir and also applies to citizens of India domiciled in the territories to which this Act extends who are in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.



CONDITIONS NECESSARY FOR A MARRIAGE
The following conditions are necessary:

That neither party has a spouse living at the time of marriage.
That neither party is incapable of giving a valid consent to the marriage due to unsoundness of mind.
That neither party has been suffering from mental disorder of such a kind or to such an extent as to be unfit for marriage and the procreation of children.
That neither party has been subject to recurrent attacks of epilepsy or insanity.
That the bridegroom has completed the age of 21 years and the bride the age of 18 years at the time of marriage.
That the parties are not within the degrees of prohibited relationship.
However where a custom governing at least one of the parties permits a marriage between them, such marriage may be solemnized non with standing that they are within the degrees of prohibited relationship as follows:

DEGREES OF PROHIBITED RELATIONSHIP:

Mother
Father's widow (step mother)
Mother's mother
Mother's father's widow (step grand mother)
Mother's mother's mother
Mother's mother's father's widow
Mother's father's mother
Mother's father's father's widow (step great grand mother)
Father's father's widow (step grand mother)
Father's mother's mother
That where the marriage is solemnized in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, both the parties are citizens of India domiciled in the territories to which this Act extends.

SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGE
Parties who intend to get married under the Special marriage Act shall give a notice in writing in the specified form to the Marriage Officer of the district in which at least one of the parties to the marriage has resided for a period of not less than thirty days immediately preceding the date on which such notice is given.
NOTICE OF INTENDED MARRIAGE
A notice has to be given in writing in the form given below to the Marriage Officer of the District in which at least one of the parties to the marriage has resided for a period of not less than 30 days immediately proceeding the date on which such notice was given.

NOTICE

To,
Marriage Officer,
_______District________

We hereby give you notice that a marriage under the Special Marriage Act, 1954, is intended to be solemnized between us within three calendar months hereof.

Name:
Condition:
Occupation:
Age:
Dwelling:

Place of residence if present dwelling place not permanent.

AB

Unmarried/Widower/Divorced

Witness our hands this _____ day of ___ 200_


Signed AB Signed CD



PUBLICATION
The notice given is then published by affixing it in some conspicuous place in the office of the Marriage Officer, and before the expiration of thirty days from the date on which the notice was published any person can object to the marriage that it would contravene any of the conditions necessary for the marriage.

After the expiry of thirty days from the date on which the notice was published the marriage may be solemnized.

DECLARATION AND WITNESSES
Before the marriage is solemnized the parties and three witnesses shall sign a declaration in the form give below, and the declaration shall be counter signed by the Marriage Officer.

DECLARATION MADE BY THE BRIDEGROOM

i. I, _________hereby declare as follows;
ii. I am at the present unmarried (or a widower or a divorcee, as the case may be)
iii. I have completed _______ years of age.
iv. I am not related to ________(the bride) within the degrees of prohibited relationship.
v. I am aware that, if any statement in this declaration is false, and if in making such statement I either know or believe it to be false or do not believe it to true, I am liable to imprisonment and also to fine.

SIGNED__________
(BRIDEGROOM)

DECLARATION MADE BY THE BRIDE

i. I, _________hereby declare as follows;
ii. I am at the present unmarried (or a widower or a divorcee, as the case may be)
iii. I have completed_______years of age.
iv. I am not related to ________(the bridegroom) within the degrees of prohibited relationship.
v. I am aware that, if any statement in this declaration is false, and if in making such statement I either know or believe it to be false or do not believe it to true, I am liable to imprisonment and also to fine.

SIGNED__________
(BRIDE)

Signed in our presence by the aboveground ________ and __________ .So far as we are aware there is no lawful impediment to the marriage.

WITNESSES

SIGNED____

SIGNED____

SIGNED____

COUNTERSIGNED

MARRIAGE OFFICER
Dated:___day of ________200

PLACE AND FORM OF SOLEMNIZATION
The marriage may be solemnized at the office of the Marriage Officer or at such place within reasonable distance as the parties may desire upon payment of such additional fees as may be prescribed.

The marriage may be solemnized in a form, which the parties may choose to adopt.

However, no marriage is complete and binding unless each party says to the other in the presence of the Marriage Officer and the three witnesses in any language understood by the parties, I_______take thee________to be my lawful wife (or husband)


CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE
After the marriage has been solemnized the Marriage Officer shall enter a certificate in the Marriage Certificate Book and this shall be signed by the parties to the marriage and the three witnesses and this shall be conclusive evidence of the marriage.
REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGE CELEBRATED IN OTHER FORMS
Any marriage celebrated other than a marriage solemnized under the Special Marriage Act, 1872 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954 may be registered under Chapter III of the Act by a Marriage Officer if the following conditions are fulfilled:
a ceremony of marriage has been performed between the parties and they have been living together as husband and wife ever since
neither party has at the time of registration more than one spouse living;
neither party is an idiot or a lunatic at the time of registration:
the parties have completed the age of twenty-one year at the time of registration;
the parties are not within the degrees of prohibited relationship:
the parties have been residing within the district of the Marriage Officer for a period of not less than thirty days immediately preceding the date on which the application is made to him for registration of the marriage.
PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION
Upon receipt of an application signed by both the parties to the marriage for the registration, the Marriage Officer shall give public notice thereof in such manner as may be prescribed and after allowing a period of thirty days for objection and after hearing any objection received within that period, shall, if satisfied that all the conditions are fulfilled, enter a certificate of the marriage in the Marriage Certificate Book in the prescribed form and such certificate shall be signed by the parties to the marriage and by three witnesses.

CONSEQUENCES OF MARRIAGE UNDER THIS ACT
EFFECT OF MARRIAGE ON MEMBER OF UNDIVIDED FAMILY

Where any member of an undivided family who professes the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh or Jain religion marries a non-Hindu under this Act, he shall be severed from such family. However if two persons who are Hindus and get married under this Act no such severance takes place.

SUCCESSION TO PROPERTY OF PARTIES MARRIED UNDER THIS ACT

Notwithstanding anything contained in the Indian Succession Act, 1925 with respect to its application to members of certain communities, succession to the property of any person whose marriage is solemnized under this Act and to the property of the issue of such marriage shall be regulated by the provisions of the Indian Succession Act. However if two persons who are Hindus get married under this Act the above provision does not apply and they are governed by the Hindu Succession Act.

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4 years 6 months ago #864 by
I heard that NRI , ICI and foreign nationals marriage registration procedure is very tough in India and they have to produce single status and they have to give 30 days notice prior to marriage.
If it is so how it is possible on same day in Tamilnadu? Can you explain?

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3 years 5 months ago #908 by superuser
If you wish to stay with your wife in India you must register and has to visa extension. Find the procedure for register the marriage in FRRO office :

Registration requirements for foreign national Registration is required for: Every Foreigner visiting India on Student Visa(S) (including those coming for study of Yoga, Vedic Culture, Indian system of dance and Music), Research Visa(R), Medical Visa(M) or Medical Attendant (MED-X) Visa and Employment Visa(E) valid for more than 180 days is required to get himself / herself registered with FRRO Bangalore, within 14 days of his/her first arrival, irrespective of the duration of his / her stay. Even in other Visa types, if the Indian Visa has a stipulation/ observation/ Special endorsement for registration made by Indian Mission / Embassy on the Indian Visa and on Employment, Medical, Medical Attendant Visas for less than 180 days, the Foreigners are required to be registered. Foreigners visiting India on other categories of long term Visa (valid for more than 180 days) including Business/Entry(X) / Journalist Visa would not require registration with the Bangalore FRRO if duration of his/her stay does not exceed 180 days on a single visit. In case a foreigner intends to stay for more than 180 days on a single visit he / she should get himself registered well before the expiry of 180 days. Foreigners possessing tourist Visa are required registration only if they re-enter within 60 days of the last departure and they are asked to register through special endorsement etc. All Pakistan Nationals are required to register within 24 hours and all Afghanistan Nationals are required to register within 14 days of their arrival in India. Children below 16 years of age are exempt from Registration if they have entered on PIO card or on any type of Visa and except where specified other wise. It is mandatory for all foreigners to personally appear at the FRRO office, Bangalore for obtaining any Visa related services. Late Registration: No fee is charged for registration, but a foreigner who has delayed registration and if delay is condoned, a penalty in Indian currency equivalent to US$ 30/- for late registration may be charged. Over stay: In the event of overstay, foreigner is liable for prosecution under the Foreigners Act 1946 and imprisonment up to 5 years with fine & Deportation from India. Report of absence from Registered Address: If at any time a foreigner proposes to be absent from his / her registered address for a continuous period of eight weeks or more or change his / her registered address then the foreigner is required to inform in person or through an authorized representative or by registered post to his / her Registration Officer of his / her intention to change his registered address or to leave either temporarily or permanently the jurisdiction of the Registration Officer. In case of return, the foreigner should inform the Registration Officer of the date of return and in case the foreigner is moving away inform the change of address. Any changes made subsequently should also be intimated to the Registration Officer. Every foreigner, who stays for a period of more than eight weeks at any place in any district other than the district in which his / her registered address is situated, shall inform the Registration Officer of that district of his / her presence. This can be made in writing and the requirements deemed to have been fulfilled if, prior to arrival the foreigner furnishes to the Registration Officer of the said district intimating the dates of his proposed arrival and departure from the district. Change in Registered address: A foreigner shall be deemed to have changed his / her registered address, if he / she changes his residence from one place to another place in India and if having no residence, he leaves his registered address knowing that he is not likely to return within six months of leaving it. Reports of other changes except address: Every foreigner is required to furnish to the Registration Officer of the district in which his registered address is situated, particulars of any circumstances affecting in any manner the accuracy of the particulars recorded in his certificate of registration within fourteen days after the circumstance has occurred, and generally shall provide to the Registration Officer all information as may be necessary for maintaining the accuracy of the certificate. Surrender of certificates of registration on departure: Every foreigner who is about to depart finally from India shall surrender his certificate of registration either to the Registration Officer of the place where he is registered or of the place from where he intends to depart or to the Immigration Officer at the Port/Check post of exit at the time of final departure from India. If the certificate is surrendered other than to the Immigration Officer of the port or check post of exit, a receipt indicating such surrender of the document may be obtained and shown to the Immigration Officer at the time of final departure. Duplicate certificate of registration: If any certificate of registration, issued under existing Acts / Rules is lost or destroyed, the foreigner to whom it was issued, shall make or send to the Registration Officer of the district of his registered address a report of circumstances in which it was so lost or destroyed together with an application in writing and a copy of police report in order to issue a duplicate copy of the certificate of registration. NO AGENTS / HIRED REPRESENTATIVES ARE ALLOWED INSIDE FRRO OFFICE. 1 Application form Recent Passport Photograph Request letter addressed to FRRO (Only in case of Delay / Overstay) Original passport and copy of passport (photo-page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian immigration) Address proof – copy of valid & notarised lease agreement or copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner or letter from hostel/hotel or copy of ‘C’ form Copy of the appointment letter and employment contract Proof of annual income (USD 25,000 & above paid in cash with the details of their components from company in prescribed format. Any income /salary component paid in kind by the company is not considered for calculation of minimum salary of USD 25,000 per annum.) For increase in salary, undertaking from the company for income-tax compliance of increased salary amount from the date of increase If employed by NGO, monthly salary/stipend certificate from the NGO for honorary work to be submitted with ID proof such as PAN card, Passport of the authorized signatory of the salary certificate (in prescribed format). Fee payable, if any (to be submitted as Demand Draft after approval of application) Those arriving as interns on VIE Programme, letter from the company specifying the period of such program subject to maximum one year. Any other supporting document DOCUMENTS TO BE PRODUCED FOR REGISTRATION / RESIDENTIAL PERMIT (RP) EMPLOYMENT VISA REGISTRATION: STUDENT VISA REGISTRATION Application form Recent Passport Photograph Request letter addressed to FRRO (Only in case of Delay / Overstay) Original passport and copy of passport (photo page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian immigration) Address proof – copy of valid & notarised lease agreement or copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner or letter from hostel/hotel or copy of ‘C’ form Original bonafide certificate from the educational institutions – bonafide certificate in given format only acceptable Study in seminaries and other theological institution, undertaking from applicant and his/her sponsor that foreigner will not be engaged in Missionary activity or any other occupation paid or unpaid. Financial sustenance – bank letter or copy of passbook, for minors, bank letter or copy of passbook of applicants father/mother For change of college/course prior permission from the FRRO & letter for cancellation of admission/NOC from previous institution Fees payable, if any (to be submitted as Demand Draft after approval of application) Any other supporting document JOURNALIST VISA REGISTRATION Application form Recent Passport Photograph Request letter addressed to FRRO (Only in case of Delay / Overstay) Original passport and copy of passport (photo page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian immigration) Address proof – copy of valid & notarised lease agreement , copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner , letter from hostel/hotel or copy of ‘C’ form Fees payable, if any, (to be submitted as DD after approval) Any other supporting document MISSIONARY VISA REGISTRATION Application form Recent Passport Photograph Request letter addressed to FRRO (Only in case of Delay / Overstay) Original passport and copy of passport (photo page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian immigration) Address proof – copy of valid & notarised lease agreement or copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner or letter from hostel/hotel or copy of ‘C’ form Fee payable, if any (to be submitted as DD after approval) Any other supporting document 2 BUSINESS VISA REGISTRATION Application form Recent Passport Photograph Request letter addressed to FRRO (Only in case of Delay / Overstay) Original passport and copy of passport (photo-page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian immigration) Address proof – copy of valid & notarised lease agreement or copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner or letter from hostel/hotel or copy of ‘C’ form Letter addressed to FRRO by Business firm about the nature and duration of the Business Letter from AIESEC in case of internship/project based work shop Letter from the AIESEC to show that the company would pay the subsistence allowance or arrange for boarding and lodging Fees payable, if any (to be submitted as DD after approval of application) Relevant documents from the concerned authority according to the business activity such as Technical meeting/board meeting/manpower recruitments/pre & post sales activity etc. Any other supporting document PIO CARD REGISTRATION Application form Recent Passport Photograph Request letter addressed to FRRO (Only in case of Delay / Overstay) Original passport and copy of passport (photo-page, page indicating passport validity, original PIO card and copy of PIO card, and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian immigration) Address proof – copy of valid & notarised lease agreement or copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner or letter from hostel/hotel or copy of ‘C’ form Fees payable, if any (to be submitted as DD after approval of application) Undertaking to be furnished that the PIO card holder is not having ration card and voter ID card. Any other supporting document MEDICAL VISA REGISTRATION Application form Recent Passport Photograph Request letter addressed to FRRO (Only in case of Delay / Overstay) Original passport and copy of passport (photo page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian immigration) Address proof – copy of valid & notarized lease agreement or copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner or letter from hostel/hotel or copy of ‘C’ form Medical report from recognized/specialized hospital/ treatment centre specifying the period of treatment with patient details. Treating doctor’s name and signature with hospital seal and nature of illness Fees payable, if any (to be submitted as DD after approval of the applicant) Any other supporting document MEDICAL ATTENDANT (MED-X) VISA REGISTRATION Application form Recent Passport Photograph Request letter addressed to FRRO (Only in case of Delay / Overstay) Original passport and copy of passport (photo-page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian immigration) Address proof – copy of valid & notorizsed lease agreement or copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner or letter from hostel/hotel or copy of ‘C’ form Medical report from recognized/specialized hospital/ treatment centre specifying the period of treatment of patient, nature of illness and medical attendant details, treating doctor’s name and signature with hospital seal (if registering separately – not accompanying the patient) Fees payable, if any (to be submitted as DD after approval of application) Any other supporting document RESEARCH VISA REGISTRATION Application form Recent Passport Photograph Request letter addressed to FRRO (Only in case of Delay / Overstay) Original passport and copy of passport (photo page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian immigration) Address proof – copy of valid & notarised lease agreement or copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner or letter from hostel/hotel or copy of ‘C’ form Bona fide certificate from the educational institute (in the prescribed format only). It should indicate duration of the Research and name of Professor/Guide Fee payable , if any (to be submitted as DD after approval of application) Any other supporting document 3 X/ENTRY/DEPENDANT VISA REGISTRATION Application form Recent Passport Photograph Request letter addressed to FRRO (Only in case of Delay / Overstay) Original passport and copy of passport (photo page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian immigration) Address proof – copy of valid & notarised lease agreement or copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner or letter from hostel/hotel or copy of ‘C’ form Copy of Marriage Certificate duly solemnized /registered in India (if married in India). If married abroad, marriage certificate to be authenticated/certified by concerned Indian Mission abroad/Apostille If parents, spouse on employment/ business, letter from the company/firm Indian Origin proof wherever applicable Copy of parents passport/visa and residential permit if parents are registered with this office If own property in India (a) copy of RBI clearance for purchase wherever applicable, (b) copy of registration certificate of property For training in military establishment (a) letter from the local defense training establishment, (b) letter from the Ministry of Defence. For social community work in NGO sponsored by AIESEC under exchange program, a letter from AIESEC to show that NGO would pay the substance allowance or arrange for boarding and lodging, (b) proof of registration of NGO, (c) letter from NGO Fees payable, if any (to be submitted as DD after approval of the application) Any other supporting document PROJECT VISA REGISTRATION Application form Recent Passport Photograph Request letter addressed to FRRO (Only in case of Delay / Overstay) Original passport and copy of passport (photo page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian immigration) Address proof – copy of valid & notarised lease agreement or copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner or letter from hostel/hotel or copy of ‘C’ form Copy of the invitation/appointment letter and project contract Fees payable, if any (to be submitted as DD after approval of application) Any other supporting document TOURIST VISA REGISTRATION Application form Recent Passport Photograph Request letter addressed to FRRO (Only in case of Delay / Overstay) Original passport and copy of passport (photo page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian immigration) Address proof – copy of valid & notarized lease agreement or copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner or letter from hostel/hotel or copy of ‘C’ form Letter from airport/Letter from the foreigner regarding travel itinerary, if certificate from airport is not available (tourism cases) Copy of permission from concerned foreign mission (re-entry) wherever applicable. Fees if applicable, if any (to be submitted as DD after approval of application) Any other supporting document TIBETAN REFUGEES REGISTRATION Application form Recent Passport Photograph Request letter addressed to FRRO (Only in case of Delay / Overstay) Original passport and copy of passport (photo page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian immigration) Address proof – copy of valid & notarised lease agreement or copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner or letter from hostel/hotel or copy of ‘C’ form Tibetan entering on special entry permit (valid special entry permit with proper immigration stamp of entry of the check-post with one photocopy, Recommendation letter from Tibetan Reception Centre/Tibetan Settlement Officer/ CTA or any other authority so designated by Central Govt. If student, document as per Student Visa, If employed, document as per Employment Visa) Tibetan born in India: Birth certificate issued by Tibetan Welfare Office/Tibetan Settlement Officer Registration certificate of both parents along with recommendation letter from Tibetan Centre/Tibetan Settlement officer/CTA or any other authority designated by the Central Govt. Fees payable, if any (to be submitted as DD after approval of application) 4 Any other supporting document CONFERENCE VISA REGISTRATION Application form Recent Passport Photograph Request letter addressed to FRRO (Only in case of Delay / Overstay) Original passport and copy of passport (photo page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian immigration) Address proof – copy of valid & notarised lease agreement or copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner or letter from hostel/hotel or copy of ‘C’ form Copy of invitation to the conference/workshop RETURN VISA APPLICATION Application form Recent Passport Photograph Request letter addressed to FRRO (Only in case of Delay / Overstay) Original passport and copy of passport (photo-page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian immigration) Address proof – copy of valid & notarised lease agreement or copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner or letter from hostel/hotel or copy of ‘C’ form Copy of onward/return ticket (within 90 days of departure from India) Copy of RC/RP Copy of acknowledgement for Visa extension under consideration, wherever applicable Fees payable, if any (DD ) Any other supporting document FOR DUPLICATE RP Application forms Recent Passport size Photographs – Two Nos. Request letter addressed to the FRRO. Original passport and Copy of Passport – Photo page, page indicating passport validity, Visa Page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian immigration, copy of RP if available, and acknowledgement for police complaint on loss of RP. Any other supporting document. FOR ARRIVAL ON TRANSFER Application form Recent Passport size Photographs – Two Nos. Request letter addressed to the FRRO. Original passport and copy of passport (photo page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian Immigration, original and copy of RP Invitation letter/ Transfer letter from company for Employment/ Business visa holders For students a) Bona fide certificate from new institution, b) Letter of cancellation of admission from the previous institution Any other supporting document. FOR CHANGE OF ADDRESS & OTHER INFORMATION Application form Recent Passport size Photographs – Two Nos. Request letter addressed to the FRRO. Original passport and copy of passport (photo page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian Immigration New address proof – copy of valid and notarized lease agreement copy of copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill and a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner or letter from hostel/hotel or copy of C form Any other supporting document. EXIT FOR ALL VISA Application form Recent Passport Photograph Request letter addressed to FRRO (Only in case of Delay / Overstay) Original passport and copy of passport (photo page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian immigration) Address proof – copy of valid & notarized lease agreement or copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner or letter from hostel/hotel or copy of ‘C’ form If employed, letter from the employer and up to date tax paid details with copy of PAN card If on Business, letter from the Business firm and up to date tax paid details with copy of PAN card If on Student visa, no due certificate from the educational institution 5 For loss of passport (a) new passport or emergency travel document issued by the concerned foreign missions and one photocopy , (b) letter from the concerned foreign missions, (c) police report about the loss/stolen passport (in Loss certificate or FIR) For child born in India, (a) copy of passport or emergency travel document, (b) letter from the concerned foreign mission, (c) copy of birth certificate, (d) copy of passport/visa and RP of parents (if parents are registered) For surrogacy case, (a) copy of notarised agreement between the applicants, surrogate mother and doctor, (b) a copy of Surrogacy agreement (c) letter from treating doctor, (d) a certificate from the registered ART clinic (recognized by ICMR) concerned to the effect that the child/children have been duly taken custody of by the foreign parents and that liabilities towards the Indian surrogate mother have been fully discharged as per the agreement, (e) infant’s birth certificate (without Indian mother’s name), (f) copy of Infants passport, (g) copy of passport, visa and RP of parents (if parents are registered) & (h) undertaking from surrogate mother for compliance of receipt OF payment Fees payable (Demand draft) Police report (In case of Overstay etc) wherever required, except minor Any other supporting document PIO SCHEME APPLICATION / REGISTRATION Prescribed application form are available on website www.immigrationindia.nic.in . Please download and fill manually Applicants residing within the jurisdiction of Bangalore City Police Commissionerate and Bangalore Rural district only shall apply for issue of a PIO Card at FRRO Office, Bangalore Applicant must have a valid passport and valid Indian visa with minimum remaining validity of 6 months and 3 months respectively The following documents are required for PIO card application in Two sets a) Filled in Application form b) Original passport and copy of passport (photo page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian Immigration c) Copy of present valid visa, if it is extended d) Copy of Registration Certificate/Residential Permit/ Stay visa issued by FRRO Bangalore office. e) Proof of Indian Origin (Required documents) i) Applicants Birth Certificate, Parent’s marriage certificate and Indian Passport (in case of minor) and applicant’s Indian Passport (valid/cancelled or surrender certificate, if held) ii) Marriage certificate and valid Indian Passport/ holding Indian Origin proof of Spouse f) If cases of difference in name of applicant in Indian passport, Gazette copy of change of name or copy of Deed Poll for name change g) Employment/business documents of the applicant, if he/she is employee in India or having business in India h) School/College/University certificate, if the applicant is studying in India Address proof – copy of valid & notarised lease agreement or copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner such as PAN card/Electoral ID Two passport size photographs (35 mm X 35 mm), 2 stamp size photographs (with clear background, ears clearly visible, no spectacles and caps) Demand Draft of Rs.15,000/- for adult & Rs.7,500 for minors (below 18 years) in favour of DDO, Bureau of Immigration , Bangalore” along with 1 xerox copy of the DD, issued within last 15 days of submission of application. DD shall be taken separately for each application OCI MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES Application form for OCI and miscellaneous services can be filled online and downloaded from the website of the Ministry of Home affairs ( www.ociindia.nic.in ) and printout taken The following documents are required for OCI misc application in duplicate (application along with documents): i) Filled application form ii) Copy of New and old passport (photo page, page indicating passport validity, ‘U’ visa page, and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian Immigration) iii) Copy of the applicant’s OCI card (photo page, page indicating applicant’s address details (Page No.1 and No.4) iv) In case of loss of OCI card/passport, FIR copy to be submitted v) Address Proof : (a) copy of valid & notarised lease agreement or (b) copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner such as PAN card/Electoral ID Two photographs of 51mm X 51 mm size without border on light coloured background (Not on white or off-white background) with ears clearly visible, no spectacles and caps) Demand Draft of Rs.1,400/- in case of issuance of new OCI card for new Passport and Rs.5,500/- for loss/damage. The DD to be drawn in favour of “Pay & Accounts Officer (Secretariat), MHA payable at New Delhi” (along with 1 xerox copy of the DD), issued within last 15 days of submission of application. DD shall be taken separately for each applicant NOTE : OCI registration certificate and ‘U’ visa shall be re-issued by availing this service, each time a new passport is issued up to the completion of 20 years of age and once after completing 50 years of age. In case of loss/damage of OCI document(s), the personal interview is mandatory for re-issue. 6 OCI SCHEME FOR APPLICATION/ REGISTRATION Application of OCI card (can be filled online and downloaded from the website of the Ministry of Home affairs ( www.ociindia.nic.in ) Form XIX, Part ‘A’ can be filled online and printout taken, Form XIX, Part ‘B’ has to be filled by hand after the printout is taken) Applicant’s valid passport and valid Indian visa with minimum remaining validity of 6 months and 1 month respectively The following documents in duplicate are required for OCI application: a) Filled Application form b) Original passport and copy of passport (photo page, page indicating passport validity, visa page and page indicating arrival stamp of Indian Immigration c) Copy of Registration Certificate/ residential permit/ Stay visa issued by FRRO/FRO office, if held d) Indian Passport (valid/cancelled or surrender certificate) e) In case of minor, copy of Applicant’s birth certificate, parent’s marriage certificate, Parent’s Indian passport (valid/cancelled/ surrender certificate), Foreign passport and OCI card (if held) or Applicant’s birth certificate, parent’s passport and their birth certificate and marriage certificate, grandparent’s Indian Origin proof (if applied on the basis of grandparent’s Indian Origin proof) f) In cases of difference in name of applicant in Indian passport, Gazette copy for change of name or acknowledged copy of petition for name change or copy of Deed Poll for name change. g) Employment/business documents of the applicant, if he/she is employee/engaged in business in India h) Copy of School/College/University certificate, if the applicant is studying in India i) Address Proof : (a) copy of valid & notarised lease agreement or (b) copy of recent electricity bill or telephone bill along with a letter from house owner & ID proof of the owner such as PAN card/Electoral ID Two passport size photographs (51 mm X 51 mm), without border on light coloured background (not on white or off-white) , ears clearly visible, no spectacles and caps) Demand Draft of Rs.15,000/- for each applicant drawn in favour of “Pay and Accounts Officer (Secretariat) MHA payable at New Delhi”. Those already hold PIO card may submit DD of Rs.1,400/- for Adult and Rs.8,000/- for Minor (along with 1 xerox copy of DD), issued within last 15 days of submission of application. DD shall be taken separately for each All public documents like marriage certificate / birth certificate which are issued outside India by any Government agency other than the Government of India should preferably be Apostilled.

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