General Lawyers in Shimoga
Advocate Nataraja KS

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why is it important to have a Marriage Certificate?
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Why is it important to have a Marriage Certificate?

  • It an official document certifying your marriage 
  • It is required for applying for a Passport, Visa, Bank account
  • In cases where you are nominated by your spouse to collect life insurance claim or deposits of your spouse. It also helps you in claiming your spouse’s property inheritance 
  • The Marriage Certificate is mandatory if you are travelling abroad on a spouse visa

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Who is eligible to register a marriage in Bangalore?
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Who is eligible to register a marriage in Bangalore?

The eligibility criteria for registration of marriage is the same across India. 

  • Either bride or groom is citizen of India
  • Bride and groom are alive
  • Groom should be at least 21 years of age
  • Bride should be at least 18 years of age
  • If either of the spouses was earlier married, it is essential that your earlier marriage is legally dissolved. You will also be required to present a proof of such dissolution (Divorce Decree or as applicable) 
  • Both spouses should be physically present before the registrar at the time of registration of the marriage

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How do I apply for a Marriage Certificate in Bangalore?
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How do I apply for a Marriage Certificate in Bangalore?

Your marriage in Bangalore can be registered under either of the following two legislations: 

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Who can register the marriage under Registration of Hindu Marriage (Karnataka) Rules, 1966?
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Who can register the marriage under Registration of Hindu Marriage (Karnataka) Rules, 1966?

You can register your marriage under this Act if you are following Hinduism or any of its forms such as Virashaiva, a Lingayat, Brahmo, Prarthana or AryaSamaj. It also applies to Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists. Basically anyone who is a permanent resident in  India and is not a Muslim, Jew, Christian, or Parsi by religion can register their marriage under this Act.

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Who can register their marriage under the SPECIAL MARRIAGE (KARNATAKA) 1RULES, 1961?
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Who can register their marriage under the SPECIAL MARRIAGE (KARNATAKA) 1RULES, 1961?

A marriage is registered under the Special Marriage Act, 1954 when either spouse is not a Hindu, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh.If the marriage is solemnised between inter-religious couple, the marriage will be registered as per the provisions of the Special Marriage Act, 1954.
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