Registering marriages in Rajasthan-Obtaining marriage certificate in Rajasthan

May 16th, 2012| How To, In India, Marriage Certificate, Rajasthan.

Obtain Marriage Certificate in Rajasthan


Marriage Officer/Registrar of marriage issues marriage certificates to Indian citizens in Rajasthan and the authority would be generally the District Magistrate of the district.  Marriages can be registered and certificate can be obtained under Special Marriage Act, 1954 or Hindu Marriage Act 1955 or Rajasthan Hindu Marriage Registration Rules, 1956. After the period of 30 days, the marriage will be registered under Special Marriage Act.

Eligibility for registering marriages and obtaining marriage certificates in Jaipur, Udaipur and Bikaner in Rajasthan is that the groom and the bride should be of 21 and 18 years of age.  For registering marriages under Special Marriage Act, it is required that the bride and groom attained the age of 21 years.

The application in prescribed format has to be filled for registering marriages in Rajasthan.  Different forms are to be used for registering under different acts.  Application forms will be available for free at the District Magistrate Office.

The documents that should be submitted along with the application for registering and obtaining marriage certificates in Rajasthan are the age proof certificate, two marriage photos, affidavit, residence proof certificates of bride and groom, marriage invitation card and the affidavit of priest to register marriage under Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. Fee charged for issuing a marriage certificate in Rajasthan is Rs. 10.

After the application that is duly filled is received by the Registrar of marriage in Rajasthan, he issues one month notice to parents of both parties and also to the Registrar of marriage of the home districts of the applicants.  The application copy is also pasted on the notice board.  Any person who has objections to the marriage can inform the same to the Registrar of marriage office.  If in the period of 30 days, no objections are received, the Registrar registers the marriage when both the bride and groom are present along with three witnesses.  After the marriage, the marriage certificate is issued.

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