Marriage registration can be done online in Mumbai using website with name of Mahaonline . The web portal comes under the e-governance of Maharashtra state to give the various facilities online for certificates and documents. In Mumbai, application for Marriage Certificate can be made via Mahaonline website, www.mahaonline.gov.in.
Registering your marriage is giving a legal status to your married life. It was optional process however Union Cabinet has made Marriage Registration compulsory for all Indian Citizen. It is now a rule that all the marriages have to be registered whether you are having a wedding ceremony or not. The certificate is also a proof for your marriage date and place which can give you various benefits in future.
Eligibility for Marriage Registration in Mumbai (Maharashtra)
- Bridegroom must have completed 21 years of age.
- Bride must have completed 18 years of age.
Besides this, intended relationship should not be under the degrees of prohibited relationship. Applicants below the given age are denied marriage registration in Maharashtra.
Documents required to register marriage in Mumbai (Maharashtra)
- Completely filled Application Form, duly signed by both bridegroom and bride.
- Original Wedding Card – If the card is not available then attach ₹. 100 stamp affidavit for both parties along with ₹. 100 court fees.
- Documentary evidence of Eligibility/Date of Birth (DoB) of both parties which includes 10th Standard mark sheet with birth date on it, Aadhaar Card, Recent Passport, Birth Certificate, PAN card and Voter ID Card.
- Address Proof of husband or wife whose area SDM has been approached for the marriage certificate. Documents such as Passport, Driving License, House Rent Agreement, Telephone Bill, Ration Card, Voter ID Card, Electricity bill or any other government issued ID card is acceptable as residential proof. Address proof is required separately by both the parties.
- Photographs – Both groom and bride must submit 2 passport size photographs each. Take 2B size photographs in blue or white background. It is advisable to have extra photographs copies to avoid any last minute hurdle. 6 Copies of joint photographs of bride and groom in the marriage dress (2B size) and are clearly seen taking part in the marriage ceremony (preferably with their families) must be submitted too.
- If marriage was solemnized in a religious place, a certificate from the priest is required who solemnized the marriage.
- Witness – At least 3 witnesses’ who attended the couple’s wedding must be present along with their photographs and ID proofs that include Passport or Ration Card, or Aadhaar card, at the time of issuing of marriage certificate.
- Attested copy of divorce decree/order in case of a divorcee and death certificate of spouse in case of widow/widower.
- Affidavit in case of name change of bride after the marriage.
- The newspaper in which the information of the bride’s name change was published.
- All documents must be self-attested.
- At least one of the applicants must have government issued residence proof.
- Carry the original documents for the officer to verify.
For Marriages to be solemnized under Special Marriage Act 1954
- Bride and Bridegroom age proof (Leaving Certificate or Passport or birth Certificate or Domicile Certificate or SSC Board Certificate).
- Bride & Bridegroom residential proof ( Ration Card or Passport or Election card or Light bill and Telephone bill of own name).
- Photograph of both Bride and Bridegroom.
- All above document along with original +1 attested photocopy.
- In case of Divorcees: Divorce Decree Certificate must be produced.
- In case of widow and widower: Municipal Death Certificate of concerned person must be produced.
Under Section 16 of Special Marriage Act 1954
- Application to be made in the prescribed form duly signed by Husband & Wife.
- Marriage should have taken any place in the India and both should be living together in Marriage Officer’s jurisdiction.
- Under U/s 16 of Special Marriage, Application should be given in 30 days advance.
- Residential proof of both should be attached with application.
Marriage Memorandum Under Maharashtra Regulation Marriage Bureaus and Registration of Marriages 1998
- Applicant has to submit the memorandum of marriage forms (which are supplied in the office of Marriage officer Mumbai.) affixed with ₹. 100 court fee stamp.
- Document to be attached :
- Bride & Bridegroom Age proof: Leaving Certificate/ Passport/ Birth Certificate/ Domicile Certificate/ PAN Card.
- Bride & Bridegroom Residential Proof: Ration Card/ Passport/ Election Card/ Light Bill and Telephone Bill of own name.
- Three (3) Witness Proof: Ration Card/ Passport/ Election Card/ Driving Licence/Govt. Identity Card.
- Wedding Card, in case of non-availability of wedding card ₹. 100 Stamp Paper Affidavit of both husband wife and three witnesses is required.
- ₹. 100 Court Stamp Fee.
- Photographs of both Bridegroom / Bride.
Note: All above documents should be submitted along with Original + 1 attested photocopy. The parties (Bride & groom) and 3 witnesses to the marriage shall appear in person before the Registrar and sign and memorandum under section 6(B) of Maharashtra Marriage Act, 1998.
Procedure to apply for Marriage Certificate in Mumbai (Maharashtra)-
Under Hindu Marriage Act
To register under this Act, both the partners need to be Hindus. The first step is to apply to the sub-registrar under whose jurisdiction the marriage took place. Alternatively, you can apply to the registrar of the place where either spouse stayed for at least six months before marriage. Both partners need to fill the relevant application form, sign it, and submit it, along with photocopies of the necessary documents, such as age proof and address proof. For proof of marriage, submit a certificate from the priest who solemnized the marriage. Keep in mind that both parties will need to disclose their previous marital status, if any. All the documents should be attested by a gazetted officer.
Once the application has been submitted and the documents verified, the concerned officer will assign a date for registration, when the marriage certificate will be issued. The people who have converted to Hinduism also come under the purview of the Act, but will have to provide a certificate of conversion from the priest who solemnized the marriage, along with relevant documents.
Under Special Marriage Act
This Act covers both marriage solemnizing and registration. However, the procedure is complex. To begin with, both the parties have to give a 30-day notice to the sub-registrar in whose jurisdiction at least one spouse has resided. If you are marrying under this Act, you won’t need to submit a wedding card and the priest’s certificate, and the registration will take place after the wedding. If you are married, include the wedding card, if possible.
A copy of the notice is pasted on the office notice board by the Marriage officer. Any person may within 30 days of issue of notice, file objection to the intended marriages. In such a case, the Marriage officer shall not solemnize the marriage until he has decided the objection, within 30 days of its receipt. If the marriage officer refuses to solemnize the marriage, any of the parties may file an appeal within 30 days to the District Court. If there is no objection, say, from divorced spouses, the marriage is registered one month from the date of publication of the notice. In case of objection, the marriage officer conducts an inquiry and the marriage is registered after the inquiry concludes.
Fees for Marriage Certificate in Mumbai (Maharashtra)-
₹. 100/- is charged as application fee for Registration and ₹. 150/- is charged for Solemnization, it varies from state to state.
Duration to receive Marriage Certificate in Mumbai (Maharashtra)-
Marriage Registration certificate is issued within 7 days. You should be getting a response within 15 days in case of registration of marriage under Hindu Marriage Act and 60 days under Special Marriage Act.
Marriage Certificate Online in Mumbai -Precautions to take
Where you can go wrong while applying online for Marriage Certificate in Mumbai?
- Before you proceed, make sure that you have all proofs/documents in English/Hindi/Marathi. If any of your proof is in any other language than these, kindly get it translated by authorized person.
This piece of relevant information is generally not provided and hence can be time consuming.
- In case your wedding card is in any other language, go to any advocate, get it translated, and notarized.
This bit requires more time and patience and translation skills.
- If bride and bridegroom are from different cities/states, please get affidavit certificate. You will require an advocate (Borivali Court) for this task who will charge nominally.
This part requires travel and search and negotiating skills.
- To apply online, go to Welcome to The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and follow the path: citizen services-health services-marriage registration-apply here. Do not use any browser other than internet explorer. Their payment gateway does not work properly with other browsers.
This segment demands great patience and self-control, along with good connectivity and secure connection and uninterrupted power supply.
- Enter details carefully. It must be same as printed in your original proofs. Even a single letter difference will not be accepted at the time of verification.
Be ready to encounter Sherlock Holmes for this segment.
- If you are choosing Aadhar card as a resident proof, make sure that whole copy of Aadhar card, along with the printing date (which is printed vertically on all Aadhar cards) is must. Also, that date must be of before date of marriage. For example, if I got married on 28/2/2016 then Aadhar card must have the printing date before 28/2/2016.
You are in for more trouble if you are not fortunate enough with the dates. You might unnecessarily suffer for few more days as sufficient information is not available wrt above.
- After submission of all the details, upload scanned copies of all documents you have enlisted in the checklist.
This section requires computer knowledge, both software and hardware!!
- Then go for payment. Complete the payment. Payment receipt and form D will be sent on your email ID.
- Appointment date is normally the next working day of date of payment. So if you are outside Mumbai, submit online form just one day before the day you want an appointment. Second and fourth Saturdays are off for all Government offices. So decide accordingly.
Keep a keen eye on your calendar.
10. After receiving mail, get hard copies of relevant documents printed. Keep your original documents ready.
This fragment requires a bit of more work and time from your part.
11. It is essential to take the signature of the priest who solemnized the marriage in printed form. Stick all photographs in printed form.
Not only the involved parties but also the signature of the priest is equally important, so make sure you don’t lose touch with him till you register your marriage.
12. DO NOT SIGN. Sign must be done in front of registrar.
Alert! Alert! Alert!
13. Get these things (printed payment receipt, form D, self-attested photocopies of proofs, original copies of the same, all three witnesses with their original proofs, wedding card/affidavit/notary etc.) ready and visit marriage registrar office.
If you manage to jump all hurdles and reach this stage, your hard work and patience is commendable.
- Time for registration is 10:30 to 12:30 only. So visit as early as possible.
- Once the marriage officer checks all the details, he will verify photocopies with originals. He will ask for signatures and thumbprints of bride, bridegroom and witnesses.
Congratulations!! Against all odds – You have done it!
- You will get mail if your application gets approved. Then you have to pay finally for marriage registration. After payment you’ll receive certificate.
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