Court Marriage Online
Court marriage is a type of civil marriage that can be performed instead of a religious ceremony. It is not as common as other types of marriages, but it can be the right choice for couples who do not want to be married in a religious setting or who want to avoid the hassle and expense of a traditional wedding.
VakilG can help you with all the paperwork and filing requirements associated with court marriage. Connect with us today and let us help you with your Court Marriage.
Court Marriage in India
Court marriage is a legal process through which a couple can marry without religious ceremonies. Court marriages are governed by the Marriage Act of 1954 and the Special Marriage Act in India. It is conducted under the Hindu Marriage Act when both parties are Hindus and under the Special Marriage Act when they belong to different castes. Court marriage can also be performed between Indian and foreign citizens.
It can be a convenient option for couples who do not want to go through the hassle of arranging a traditional wedding. It is also ideal for couples from different religions or castes, as it does not require either party to convert to the other’s religion or caste. Court marriages can be performed in a matter of days, compared to the several months required for a traditional Hindu wedding. Court marriage is also less expensive than a traditional wedding.
Some conditions must be met to get married through the court process in India:
- Both parties must be above the age of 18.
- They must not be married to someone else at the time of the court marriage.
- They must be competent to understand the nature and consequences of the marriage contract.
- They must give their free and voluntary consent to the marriage.
- They must not be within the prohibited degrees of relationship with each other.
What is the Process of Court Marriage?
- The couple has to file a notice of intended marriage with the Marriage Officer of the district. At least one of the parties has resided for not less than 30 days immediately preceding the notice’s date.
- After the publication of the notice, there is a 30-day waiting period during which any objections to the marriage can be raised.
- If there are no objections, the Marriage Officer will give the couple date for their civil ceremony.
- On the day of the ceremony, the couple has to appear before the Marriage Officer and three witnesses.
- The couple has to exchange consent and sign the register in front of the Marriage Officer, and theirwitnesses.
- The Marriage Officer will then pronounce the couple married and issue them a marriage certificate.
- Foreign citizens who wish to get married in India have to follow the same process as Indian citizens. In addition, they have to produce their passports and other documents as required by the Marriage Officer.
Documents Required for Court Marriage
- Residence proof- Any one of the following- Passport, Voter ID card, Aadhar card, driving license
- Birth certificate
- PAN Card
- Affidavit of single status- A sworn statement that neither party is married
- Court fee
- Three witnesses
What is the cost of a Court Marriage?
The Court fee for Court marriage in Delhi is Rs.150/- (One hundred and fifty rupees only), payable in the form of a Court Fee Stamp affixed on the application itself at the time of its presentation in the Court. In addition to this, an amount of Rs. 10/- (Ten Rupees only) is also payable for getting the extract of Court Marriage Certificate from the office of Registrar. The Court Marriage Certificate is issued free of cost.
Court marriage can be an ideal option for couples who want to avoid the hassle and expense of a traditional wedding. It is also a convenient option for couples from different religions or castes, as it does not require either party to convert to the other’s religion or caste. Court marriage is a legal process conducted under the Hindu Marriage Act when both parties are Hindus and under the Special Marriage Act when the parties belong to different castes. Court marriage can also be performed between Indian and foreign citizens.
How can VakilG help in Court Marriage?
VakilG can help you file the notice of intended marriage and other paperwork required for Court Marriage. We can also help you find a convenient time and place for your civil ceremony. Our team of experienced lawyers will be there to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring that your Court Marriage is conducted smoothly and without any hitch. So, if you are considering Court Marriage in India, get in touch with us today!
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Can you get married online?
No, you cannot get married online. Court marriage is a legal process that must be conducted in person. However, VakilG can help you with all the paperwork and other requirements for Court Marriage.
2. Can Court Marriage be performed between Indian and foreign citizens?
Yes, Court Marriage can be performed between Indian and foreign citizens.
3. How many witnesses do you need for a court marriage?
You will need three witnesses for your Court Marriage.
4. Can Court Marriage be performed between Hindus and Muslims?
No, Court Marriage cannot be performed between Hindus and Muslims. Muslims can only marry through a Nikah ceremony,
5. Can someone object to your marriage, even though you marry in Court?
Yes, anyone can object to your Court Marriage by filing an objection petition with the Court.
6. What is the waiting period for Court Marriage?
The waiting period for Court Marriage is 30 days, during which any objections to the marriage can be raised.
7. Do you need a copy of the marriage certificate?
No, you do not need a copy of the marriage certificate. The Court Marriage Certificate is issued free of cost.
8. Can Court Marriage be performed without the consent of parents?
Yes, Court Marriage can be performed without the consent of parents. However, if one or both parties are below 21, then parental consent is required.
9. Are parents informed of the decision to marry?
No, parents are not informed of the decision to Court Marriage. The Court only needs the consent of the parties to the marriage.