Dear Sir / Madam i want to know whether is it compulsory to register a hindu marriage in delhi.? if it compulsory then under which act and section it is compulsory.? and the where is office of the marriage registrar in delhi and please tell me the documents required for marriage registration.?
A marriage which has already been solemnised can be registered either under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. The Hindu Marriage Act is applicable in cases where both husband and wife are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs or where they have converted into any of these religions. Where either of the husband or wife or both are not Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs the marriage is registered under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.To the office of Sub-Divisional Magistrate in whose jurisdiction any of the husband or wife resides, during 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Application form duly signed by both husband and wife.
Documentary evidence of date of birth of parties (Matriculation Certificate / Passport / Birth Certificate) Minimum age of both parties is 21 years at the time of registration under the Special Marriage Act.
Ration card of husband or wife whose area SDM has been approached for the certificate.
In case of Special Marriage Act, documentary evidence regarding stay in Delhi of the parties for more than 30 days (ration card or report from the concerned SHO).
Affidavit by both the parties stating place and date of marriage, date of birth, marital status at the time of marriage and nationality.
Two passport size photographs of both the parties and one marriage photograph.
Marriage invitation card, if available.
If marriage was solemnized in a religious place, a certificate from the priest is required who solemnized the marriage.
Rs. 100/- in case of Hindu Marriage Act and Rs.150/- in case of Special Marriage Act to be deposited with the cashier of District and the receipt should be attached with the application form.
Affirmation that the parties are not related to each other within the prohibited degree of relationship as per Hindu Marriage Act or Special Marriage Act as the case may be. For details of such relationships Click here.
Attested copy of divorce decree/order in case of a divorcee and death certificate of spouse in case of widow/widower.
In case one of the parties belong to other than Hindu, Budhist, Jain and Sikh religions, a conversion certificate from the priest who solemnized the marriage(in case of Hindu Marriage Act).
All documents excluding receipt should be attested by a Gazetted Officer.
@ Mr. Ramacharya my question is whether marriage registration in delhi is compulsory or not if the hindu marriage take place in the year 2014.? and please tell me the benifit of marriage registration..?