Arya Samaj Marriage is recognised under the Arya Samaj Marriage Validation Act, 1937 along with provisions of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. All persons belonging to the Hindu religions including Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains, as well as anyone who has converted to Hindu religion can get married in an Arya Samaj Mandir.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has declared that all NRI marriages need to be compulsorily registered within 7 days of the solemnisation of marriage. Read about the new law relating to NRI marriage registration in India.
The Special Marriage Act covers marriages among Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists. This act applies to every state of India, except the state of Jammu & Kashmir. This Act extends not only to the Indian citizens belonging to different castes and religions but also to the Indian nationals living abroad. This piece of legislation has really helped in easing out the rough process of inter-faith or inter-caste marriages in the country.