The Maharashtra government IT team in order to provide services like pension, ration card, civil litigation in courts, caste and marriage certificate, income and employment certificate etc. online has built a 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 application of 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.
Checklist of 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
How to apply for Marriage Certificate –
- You can apply at office of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate in whose jurisdiction the husband or wife resides on any working day.
- Fill the Application form duly signed by both husband and wife.
- Verification of all the documents is carried out on the date of application and a day is fixed for the appointment and communicated to the parties for registration.
- On the given day, both parties, along with a Gazetted Officer who attended their marriage, need to be present before the ADM. The Certificate is issued on the same day.
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.
“Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.”
For more information please log on to www.itzeazy.in