Validity Of Inter-Caste Marriage Without Court Registration

I belong to scheduled caste and married to a Punjabi girl. We got married with families consent, with normal ritual as like the marriage happens in Hindus. So my question is, ' Is our marriage valid though we have not registered our marriage till no... Read More

I belong to scheduled caste and married to a Punjabi girl. We got married with families consent, with normal ritual as like the marriage happens in Hindus. So my question is, ' Is our marriage valid though we have not registered our marriage till now'?
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Arshi Noor

Arshi Noor

  • Sector-1, Noida

You should register your marriage as soon as possible

PROCEDURE FOR MARRIAGE REGISTRATION

It is essential to carefully understand the procedure to be followed to get your marriage registered as per law. Who to approach for marriage registration? For the purpose of registration of marriage[12], one has to approach the office of the Sub Divisional Magistrate under whose jurisdiction the marriage took place or where either of the spouses stayed for at least six months before the marriage. Documents required for marriage registration As per the official website of Delhi Government, following documents are required to be submitted after being duly attested by the Gazetted Officer, for obtaining registration of marriage as per Hindu culture: Application form or Memorandum of marriage duly signed by husband and wife. Documentary evidence for support of date of birth of both the parties. This age, under both the Hindu Marriage Act and Special Marriage Act, is 21 years for male and 18 years for female. This document can be in the form of matriculation certificate/passport/birth certificate. Residence proof of husband and wife (Ration Card, Aadhar Card, Election Voter Id, PAN Card, or bills like Electricity Bill etc.) Two passport size photographs of both the parties and one marriage photograph. Marriage invitation card, if available. In case the marriage was solemnized at a religious place, a certificate from the priest is required to solemnize the marriage. In case of marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act Rs. 100, and in case of marriage Special Marriage Act, Rs. 150, is required to be submitted to the cashier of the district and the receipt is to be attached along with the application form. The parties are required to give affirmation that they are not related and do not fall within the degree of prohibited relationship, as laid down under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 and the Special Marriage Act, 1955. Attested copy of divorce decree/order in case of a divorcee and death certificate of spouse in case of widow/widower. In case one of the parties belong to other than Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sikh religions, a conversion certificate from the priest who solemnized the marriage(in case of Hindu Marriage Act) is required. Affidavit by both the parties stating place and date of marriage, date of birth, marital status at the time of marriage and nationality.

Answered on 25 Mar 2020


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