A marriage certificate is an official statement issued by a government official once the marriage has been registered. In India, a marriage can be registered under one of two acts:
- The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 – For when both the husband and wife are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains or have converted to any of these religions.
- The Special Marriage Act, 1954 – For any religion, inter-religious marriages and for Indian nationals living abroad.
Process to get a Marriage Certificate in Karnataka
- Click on Generate Now button and answer few questions.
- Your filled Marriage Certificate application form will be generated automatically.
- Pay the fees and download your pre-filled marriage certificate application form.
- Print your application from.
- Attach all the required document proofs along with the application form.
- Submit it to the sub-registrar office nearest to the residence of either the bride or groom.
Eligibility Criteria for Obtaining a Marriage Certificate in Karnataka
- The groom must have completed 21 years of age.
- The bride must have completed 18 years of age.
What Documents are Required for Obtaining a Marriage Certificate in Karnataka?
While submitting your application, submit the following documents along with it:
- Original wedding card
- Proof of address of bride and groom (one of the following):
- Voter ID Card
- Driving License
- House Rent Agreement
- Telephone Bill
- Electricity Bill
- Age proof of groom and bride (one of the following):
- Mark sheet of 10th standard with the date of birth mentioned on it
- Identity proof of groom and bride (one of the following):
- PAN Card
- Voter ID card
- Driver’s License
- 2 passport sized photographs each of groom and bride
- 6 copies of joint photographs of groom and bride in 2B size
- 2 photographs of the bride and groom wearing their marriage dress
- Separate marriage affidavits from groom and bride
- Aadhar card
- 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
Where to Submit Your Marriage Application in Karnataka?
In order to submit your application, visit the sub-registrar office nearest to the residence of either the bride or groom. An application fee of ₹5 and a fee for a certified copy of ₹10 is payable under the Hindu Marriage Act. Under the Special Marriage Act, an application fee of ₹15 is payable.
The form must be signed by three witnesses who may be either relatives or friends.
Witnesses for the Marriage
- Any individual attending the wedding can be a witness for the marriage registration.
- Preferably, the witnesses may be the closest blood relatives of either the bride or the groom.
After processing of the application, two copies of the certificate of marriage will be handed over to the bride and groom and the other copies will be kept for official records