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Registration of marriage

In India Christian marriages are governed by the Indian Christian Marriage Act of 1872.Under the Christian Marriage Act, marriages can be solemnized by a minister/priest in a church. After the marriage the priest registers the marriage and issues a marriage certificate. Now Supreme Court of India has ordered the compulsory registration of all marriages in India, irrespective of the religion.

A marriage, which has already been solemnized by a priest in the church can also be registered by a registrar of marriages . The parties to the registration of marriage have to apply to the concerned authority in whose Jurisdiction either party  has been residing. Along with the application form they have to attach two photographs of the marriage ceremonies, invitation card of marriage, age and address proof of both parties, affidavit with regard to these as well marital status, fit mental condition, passport size photographs and the marriage certificate issued by the priest. More details >>