Procedure for Court Marriages in India
By Advocate Balaji A Kamble / 2017-01-18
Court marriage procedure is common in India. It is made possible, and subsequently governed by the Special Marriage Act, 1954, which provides for marriage by civil ceremony between parties belonging to different religions

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After the enactment of the Special Marriage Act, 1954 , court marriage has become a common procedure across India. The act provides for marriage between parties belonging to different religions. Even people from same religion may choose a court marriage over rituals and ceremonies. Hence, it is important that everyone knows how to go about it!

Steps for Court Marriage in India

Step 1: Notice of Intended Marriage

The first step in court marriage registration in India is the parties must give information regarding their intention to the marriage officer of the district. The condition necessary for this step is that at least one party must have stayed for 30 days immediately before the date when the notice is served. For example, if the parties reside in Delhi, but they wish to marry in Goa. At least one of them must travel to Goa 30 days before the intended date and live there until the date of the marriage.

The notice must be as per the format provided in Schedule II of the Special Marriage Act, 1954 with documents attached as proof of age and residence.

Court marriage procedure is common in India. It is made possible, and subsequently governed by the Special Marriage Act, 1954, which provides for marriage by civil ceremony between parties belonging to different religions

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