How to Apply for Marriage Certificate in India

In India, Marriages can be registered either under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.

It is a legal proof you are married and the most vital document of a marriage. In 2006, the Supreme Court made it compulsory to register the marriage for the women protection.

Documents Required

  1. Completely Filled Application form signed by both husband and wife
  2. Aadhaar Card of both husband and wife
  3. 10th Marksheet
  4. Fathers id of both (Voter ID/Driving License)
  5. 2 Passport size photographs
  6. 1 Photo both husband and wife ( 3×5 Inch in Pendrive)
  7. Marriage Invitation Card
  8. Separate Marriage Affidavits in prescribed format from Husband-Wife, Father & Astrologer

All documents must be self attested.

Affidavits and Application Fourm  : Download Fourm

Benefits of Marriage Certificate

  1. If you are applying for a passport or opening a bank account after the wedding, then Marriage Certificate is required.
  2. Extremely helpful in obtaining visas for both husband and wife.
  3. Enables a spouse in claiming life insurance return or bank deposits in case of demise of the Insurer or depositor without any nominee.
  4. As the foreign embassies in India as well as in countries outside India, do not recognize traditional marriages, the Marriage Certificate is mandatory for the couple to travel abroad using a spouse visa.


  1.  Rs 100/- in case of Hindu Marriage Act
  2. Rs 150/- in case of Special Marriage Act

Deposit the fees with the cashier of the District and attach the receipt with the application form.






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