What is a Marriage Certificate and Why is it Needed?
Marriage is probably the most important step one takes in a life for it decides the fate of two people. The act of marrying each other binds them in a beautiful relation where each cares and supports the other for the rest of their lives. This act of marriage is made legal by the court marriages as ordered by the law of the Indian Government. For this purpose, it is important for couples to get themselves register either under the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955 or the Special Marriage Act of 1954. Under this acts if a couple gets married in a court then they can obtain a marriage certificate which legally confirms their marriage. This facility is available in the capital city of India, New Delhi.
In order to get married the court looks into many things that are imperative to understand at the time of the marriage. First ever thing the couple needs to do is to file a notice to the Marriage officer of the district declaring about the intention of marriage hand written and in the form which is specified in the Second Schedule. This must be done when at least one party in the marriage has been deciding about it not less than for a period of 30 days after which the couple files the marriage.
Marriage officer keeps that notice in his office under the Section 5 which also requires him to produce a true copy of the notice and to keep in his records called the Marriage notice book. After that he gives the notice to be published by affixing a copy. 30 days from the time of such publication if there is no objection against the marriage then it moves towards becoming a permanent marriage. There are also cases when the parties transfer their residence outside the jurisdiction of the current marriage officer. In such cases the whole work gets transferred to the marriage officer of their new residence.
The most important thing during this court marriage is for the couple is to have witnesses. The solemnization of marriage cannot be completed unless there are both parties present and three witnesses in front of the marriage officer. They all need to sign a pronouncement in the marriage form which is specified in the 3rd schedule. After this the declaration is further signed by the officer. The court solemnization of marriage usually takes place in the office of the Marriage officer but if the parties require the marriage to be conducted elsewhere then that can be arranged on additional charges. The paper works are almost over by now, however what is left is for both the party to declare in front of the officer that they both agree to take each other as their lawful wife or husband.
After this the marriage officer produces a certificate from the certificate book and once it is signed by both parties and the witnesses, it is now confirmed that they are married and is legal proof. Therefore one can approach the court and meet the marriage officer for all formalities required for marriage.
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