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Marriage is an institution that binds two people together for eternity. India is a secular country where people have a constitutional right to follow any religion as per their desire. There are different religious personal laws that lay down marriage laws in India. Let us take a look at the respective religious laws pertaining to marriage and marriage registration in India:
Under the Hindu marriage and court marriage rule, there are certain conditions that have to be complied with before marriage is valid in India:
The special marriage laws are applicable to citizens of India irrespective of their religion, caste or culture. Under provisions of the Act, people from a different religion, caste or community are allowed to get married, provided certain conditions are met:
Marriage registration in India is compulsory to solemnize a marriage under this Act. A family lawyer can be hired to complete marriage registration in India
The age of both bride and groom must be 18 and 21 years respectively
Both of them must be of sound mind
Both the bride and groom cannot share common ancestors or be blood relatives. In accordance to the Act, there are 37 relations forbidden, in which no wedding can be performed between them
As per the Act, the solemnization of the wedding takes place in the presence of priests, clergymen or ministers in a church and as per the defined regulations of the Indian Christians community. The conditions needed to be fulfilled for a valid marriage under Christian marriage laws are:
The age of bridegroom and bride should be 21 years and 18 years respectively
Both bride and groom must give their consent voluntarily and under no compulsion from anyone
Both the parties to the marriage should not have an existing partner from any former marriage at the time of marriage
Both parties to the marriage must be sane
The marriage is required to be performed before the presence of at least 2 trusted witnesses and before a registrar of marriage, who has the license and authority to register a marriage and issue a marriage certificate in India
Marriage registration gives legal validity to the marriage of 2 persons. A marriage certificate also acts as legal proof of marriage in case of any dispute between the spouses in the future. A family lawyer can apply for marriage registration in the state where the spouses reside.
The total time for marriage registration in India and the issuance of the marriage certificate is about 15 days.
The following procedure is followed in court marriage registration in India:
If after the end of 30 days, the Registrar has not received any objection, the marriage is solemnized and a marriage certificate registered in presence of 3 witnesses. It is advised to consult a family lawyer for marriage registration in India as there are different marriage laws in India which lay down different conditions and procedure of marriage. Email us at email@example.com or call us at +919811782573.