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Obtain Marriage Certificate: Sikkim

Eligibility

There are two types of certificates available. One for already married couples and the other for Court Marriages.

         For Court Marriage - One of the parties should be a permanent resident of India to be eligible to get the Marriage Certificate. All District Collectors' Offices in Sikkim are the concerned authority providing the certificate. One has to collect the form for the Marriage Certificate from the respective single window counter and the filled form has to be submitted to the Marriage Officer.

Necessary Documents

The following attested/ certified documents are to be submitted by the applicant:

         Certificate of identity.

         Two numbers of passport-sized photos each.

         Birth Certificate.

         Panchayat Report (in case of locals).

         Bank Receipt of Rs. 20/.

Note:

After submitting the filled in forms, the application/notice is pasted on the notice board of the District Collectorate. In case of outstation candidates, a copy notice will be issued to their respective District Marriage Officers; in case of candidate from within India, the notice will be issued to the concerned Embassy for parties from outside the Country. A notice of one month is given for raising any objections to the marriage. Witnesses from both the parties should be present at the time of registration of the marriage.

         Marriage Certificate for already married couple

Only the Hindu Marriage Act is followed in this case. One of the parties should be a permanent resident of Sikkim to be eligible to get the Marriage Certificate. All District Collectors' Offices in Sikkim are the concerned authority providing the certificate. One has to collect the form for the Marriage Certificate from the respective single window counter and the filled form has to be submitted to the Marriage Officer.

Necessary Documents

         Certificate of Identity.

         Two passport-sized photos each.

         Birth Certificate.

         Panchayat Report (in case of locals).

         Bank Receipt of Rs. 20/-.

Note:

After submitting the forms, the office sends for a Police Verification Report to the concerned Thana. After the report is obtained, the Certificate is issued.



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