Who should apply?
The Hindu Marriage Act is applicable in cases where both husband and wife are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs, or where they have converted into any of these religions. As per Hindu Marriage Act a marriage can be solemnized between any two Hindus if the following conditions are fulfilled, namely:
- If neither party has a spouse living at the time of the marriage,
- If neither party is incapable of giving a valid consent to it in the consequence of unsoundness of mind,
- Though capable of giving a valid consent, neither of them has been suffering from any mental disorder or to such an extent as to be unfit for marriage and the procreation of children,
- If neither of them has been subject to recurrent attacks of insanity or epilepsy.
- The bride has completed the age of 18 years and the bridegroom the age of 21 years at the time of marriage,
- The parties aren’t within the degrees of prohibited relationship, unless the custom or usage governing each of them permits of a marriage between the two,
- The parties are not a lineal ascendant of the other (sapindas), unless the custom or usage governing each of them permits of a marriage between the two.
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- Completely filled application form signed by both bride and groom.
- Identity Proof.
- Age proof.
- Affidavit in prescribed format in case of already married couples.
Or Marriage invitation card.
Or Certificate issued by the priest who had solemnized the marriage.
Marriage notice to be issued by the Marriage Officer in the same day of applying. The intended marriage can be performed after completion of 30 days of the notice period and the marriage date should not exceed 90 days after the notice is generated. The certificate to be issued on the same day of performing the marriage.
Fees and Payments:
- Marriage notice fee of rupees 2/-
- Marriage registration fees of rupees 6/-
- An additional fee of rupees 10/- in case of commissioned marriage.
- A fixed fee of rupees 200/- to be charged.