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Court Marriage


Court Marriage is an economical, and hassle-free alternative to a traditional marriage. Couples from different nationality, religion, and caste can solemnize and register their marriage through a simple procedure carried out in the presence of marriage registrar and 3 witnesses.

At MyAdvo, our Court Marriage experts will make the legal procedure foolproof and the overall process a breeze for you.

Steps involved in Court Marriage

Documents and Questionnaire

A checklist of documents/questionnaire will be provided to record your details. A checklist of documents and questionnaire is provided in the Documents section.

Drafting of Notice of Intended Marriage

Upon receiving the filled questionnaire, we will draft a notice of intended marriage.

Deciding place of solemnization of marriage

Your Court Marriage can be solemnized at the office of the marriage officer of the district where either one of you have stayed for at least 30 days, prior to your filing of the notice.

You are then required to select the jurisdiction of where you want to get your marriage solemnized.

Finalisation of documentation

Our experts will setup a mutually convenient time for you, your partner and  three witnesses to meet at the office of the marriage registrar to finalise the documentation. Upon finalisation, Notice of intended marriage will be filed.

Publication of Notice

The marriage officer will publish the notice and invite objections to the intended marriage within 30 days of publication.

Objections to Marriage

In case an objection is raised, the Marriage Officer will decide on the objections after giving the parties an opportunity to present their case. If the objections are found to be true, the marriage cannot be solemnized. However, an appeal against the decision of the Marriage Officer can be filed in the district court under the jurisdiction of the Marriage Officer.

Date of Marriage

In case of no objections/ objections being removed, after 30 days of Notice publication, based on a mutually convenient time, you and your partner along with the same three witnesses will appear before the marriage officer to sign a declaration (Sample declaration form) and get the marriage solemnized.

Marriage Certificate

After signing the declaration, the marriage officer will issue a marriage certificate. The marriage certificate will have to be signed by the parties and three witnesses. Upon signing of the document, the marriage certificate will be issued to the couple.

Required Documents

Required from Bride and Bridegroom:

  • Separate affidavits from bride and groom stating:
    • Date of birth
    • Present marital status: unmarried/widower/ divorcee
    • Affirmation that the parties are not related to each other within the degree of prohibited relationship defined in the Special Marriage Act.
  • 4 Passport size photographs each of bride and groom
  • Residential Proof of both bride and groom (photocopy of any one of the following - Aadhar Card, Voter Card, Passport, Ration Card, Driving License, Lease Deed/Rent Deed)
  • Proof of Date of Birth of both bride and groom (photocopy of any one of the following - class 10th certificate, passport, birth certificate)
  • Notice of Intended Marriage duly signed by both bride and groom
  • Copy of divorce decree/order in case of a divorcee and death certificate of spouse in case of widow/widower.


Required from three Witnesses individually:

  • One passport size photograph of each witness
  • Photocopy of PAN card of each witness
  • Photocopy of Identity Document of each witness [photocopy of any one of the following - Aadhaar Card, Any Govt. recognised document, Driving License, NFS Ration Card, PAN Card, Passport, Voter ID Card (front and back side)]

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Why MyAdvo?

A pool of expert family law professionals across India who have years of experience in solemnizing court marriages

Court Marriage Experts at MyAdvo will guide you  on your unique circumstance and handhold you from filling till receipt of marriage certificate

Dedicated Court Marriage Expert providing you timely updates and everything you need to know

Process vetted by expert lawyers and full legal validity of every step taken by our experts

Fixed payment for full service irrespective of any additional work based on your unique circumstances

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