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sravan reddy (student)     09 September 2020


My wife remarried indian in USA and have apostle of marriage certificate of her 2nd marriage

Both are on job visa.

Query:is USA marriage certificate considered as valid marriage by Indian court?


 5 Replies

Kanubhai Sirvi   09 September 2020

hello mr. sravan

Bigamy is prohibited in india as well as in USA .If the first marriage was held legally and have sufficient proof and never ended or broken in divorce then the second marriage done by spouse is null and void in the eyes of law.
In india IPC sec-494 deals with the punishment for the bigamy and cosider this as a criminal offence.

sravan reddy (student)     09 September 2020

is USA marriage certificate considered as valid marriage by Indian court?


Advocate Bhartesh goyal (advocate)     10 September 2020

Yes,marriage certicate issued by UDA authority is valid proof and tenable in india.

G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     10 September 2020

The certificate given in US may be valid till it is challenged in a court of the law establishing first marriage and that there was no divorce.  Contact an efficient advocate for proper remedy if you are having such a copy of the certificate given in the US.

P. Venu (Advocate)     10 September 2020

You may seek divorce based on the marriage certificate issued in USA. The proceedings in family courts are not bound by strict rules of evidence.

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