You can get your marriage registered under the special marriage act of 1954 or the Hindu marriage act of 1955. The basic difference between these two Acts is that while under the former Act, any Indian citizen can get his or her marriage registered; under the latter, only Hindu couples can get their marriages solemnized. If you want to register your marriage under the Special Marriage Act of 1954, a Marriage Registrar is needed to solemnize as well as register your marriage.
Steps Needed to Get your Marriage Certificate Mumbai (BMC)
After successfully filing the marriage certificate application form on eSahayak and getting a PDF, take a printout and attach the following documents to the Memorandum of Marriage (Form D)
- Husband and Wife’s Age Proof – School/ College Leaving Certificate/ Passport/ Birth Certificate/ Domicile Certificate/ S.S.C. Certificate (Any one).
- Husband and Wife’s Residential Proof Ration Card/ Election Card/ Passport/ Light Bill/ MTNL Bill (In the name of person only), (Any one.) (Special Note-The Bride’s before Marriage Resi. Proof should be attached.)
- Three Witness Proof-Ration Card/ Election Card/ Passport (Any one).
- Condition (1) Divorces: Court Decree. (2) Widower: Mun. Death Certificate.
- Wedding Card/Rs. 100 Stamp paper joint Declaration (Any one).
- All documents should be attested before Notary/Gazetted Officer and with original documents should be presented for the verification before Marriage Registrar which are returned immediately to the parties after verification.
- 100 Rs. Court Fee Stamp.
- Husband, Wife and Three witnesses Passport size Photographs should be affixed to this form.
- This form is prescribed for the Marriages solemnized in the State of Maharashtra only.
- Sign of the Priest/Kazi Solemnizing the said Marriage has to be taken before presenting this Memorandum to the registrar, at the Sr. No. 7: by filling all the details there of.
- Husband, Wife and Three witnesses should sign. This memorandum form in front of the Marriage Registrar [as per section 6(i)(b)]
- All the proceedings related to Marriages matters of the public residing in Mumbai Suburban, Dist. Bandra (i.e. from Bandra to Dahisar and Kurla to Mulund) are performed in Bandra Office.
- In Case where both the parties are Muslims, then Nikahnama should be attached (if in Urdu then translated in English) along with this memorandum.
- It is illegal to register the Marriage under Maharashtra Regulation and Marriage Bureaus and Registration of Marriages Act, 1998; between the two parties whose religions are different. So, if parties having different religions intend to get marry and register their marriage under this Act, then one of the party has to convert his/her religion to match with the religion of another party to the said marriage prior to the date of marriage. In this case if one of the parties to the said marriage is converting himself/herself from his/her own religion (by birth) and adopting the religion of the 2nd party to the marriage, (Hindu/Muslim only) then they should attach the following affidavits,
- Affidavit of the party converting his or her religion by own will, for which stamp paper of Rs. 100 should be purchased in the name of the individual who is converting his or her religion.
- Self affidavit of Priest/Kazi who made conversion on the stamp paper of Rs. 100 (should be purchased in the name of Priest/Kazi).
- Joint declaration should be made by both husband and wife to the said marriage on stamp paper of Rs. 100 (should be purchased on any one name of the party to said marriage).
Visit the Office of a Sub-Divisional Magistrate under whose jurisdiction one of the partners (either groom or bride) lives. You can also visit the Additional District Magistrate for this purpose.
Provide all the filled and attested documents. A date is assigned when the parties along with the witnesses have to be present at the office.
The couple along with their families, three witnesses and a gazetted officer have to be present at the Sub-Divisional Magistrate or Additional District Magistrate (whichever allotted) on the assigned date.
The Marriage Certificate is issued after this.
Who can get a marriage certificate?
The bride and the groom should satisfy the following conditions of eligibility to acquire the marriage certificate in Maharashtra:
- The groom or the bride should be a permanent resident of India for obtaining the marriage certificate in Maharashtra.
- At the time of the marriage, the concerned party should have a living spouse.
- The groom must have attained the age of 21, and the bride must be the age of 18.
Registrar Offices in Mumbai (BMC)
1. Joint District Registrar, Mumbai Suburban. It’s located in the Family Court Building, ground floor. Bandra Kurla Complex is an important landmark. Pin- Bandra (East), Mumbai 51. Office timing is from 9.45 am to 5.30 pm. It remains closed on Sunday, second and fourth Saturday.
2. Joint Sub Registrar, Andheri 1, MTNL Building, 2nd floor, Lulubhal Park, Station Road, Andheri, Mumbai 58. Landmark-Parshi colony. It works between 7 am till 2 pm. Closed on Sunday, second and fourth Saturday.
3. Joint Sub Registrar, Borivali 1, MTNL Building, ground floor, Goregaon, Mumbai 22. Landmark MTNL Building. It remains open from 7 am to 2 pm but closed on Sunday and second and fourth Saturday.
4. Sub Registrar’s Office (Chembur), Kurla Taluka, RCV Marg, Administrative Buildings, Ground floor, Chembur, Mumbai-400071. Landmark-near Rationing Office.
5. Dy. Inspector General Of Registration, Mumbai. The office is located on the Ground floor, Old Custom House, Landmark-Fort, Mumbal. It remains open between 9.45 am to 5.30 pm but closed on Sunday, second and fourth Saturday,
6. Joint District Registrar, Mumbai City. It’s located in Old Custom House, Fort, Mumbai Same timing as above.
7. Joint Sub Registrar Mumbai City 2. It’s located in Adarsh Nagar, MTNL Building, 1st Floor, Hatiskar Marg. Varali, Mumbai 25. Remains open between 7 and 2 pm. Closed on Sunday, second and fourth Saturday.
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