As the name suggests, a marriage certificate is a certificate that proves the relationship between husband and wife. The office of the relevant Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) issues marriage certificates as per the applicable laws such as the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955 or the Special Marriage Act of 1954. The marriage certificate is an important document since this certificate can be presented at many places, such as the passport office, courts, banks, and insurance offices, to prove the factum and existence of a married relationship.
Once you have submitted your request for our Marriage Registration service through the form on this page, we will assign a representative to your request within 24 hours of form submission. After understanding your background and the applicable laws, and ensuring that all the requisite documentation is ready, our representative will liaise with the concerned SDM to book an appointment as per your availability. Our representative will also brief you about the documents that you must carry on the appointed date.
On the finalized date and time of appointment, Takelegal.in’s representative will meet you at the SDM’s office. You will also have to bring with you some witnesses depending on the applicable law, the information regarding which will be duly supplied to you by our representative.
Upon completion of the formalities and payment of the requisite fees, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate releases the certificate within 1 (one) month, which will be delivered to you promptly by Takelegal.in.
To enable us to procure your marriage registration certificate at the earliest, Takelegal.in advises you to submit the following documents to us at the earliest:
Marriage certificates are provided after marriage registration. The marriage certificate is irrefutable evidence of your union and may be used for the following purposes:
It takes approximately 7 to 15 days for marriages to be registered and certificates to be issued.
Yes. Couples may now apply in person or online for a marriage license.
2 (two) witnesses are necessary if the marriage is recorded under the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955. On the other hand, 3 (three) witnesses are necessary if the marriage is registered under the Special Marriage Act of 1954.
During your visit to the SDM’s office for verification, authorities will compare the photocopies to the original documents stated in the “Documentation Required” section. Thus, you must bring the original and two photocopies of all the papers listed above.