Marriage Certificate: Andhra Pradesh
Sub-Registrars are Registrars of Marriages under the Hindu Marriage Act and
Marriage Officers under the Special Marriage Act. The party has to go to the
Sub-Registrar's Office in the local area.
is the difference between registration of marriages under the Hindu Marriage
Act, 1955 and the Special Marriage Act, 1954?
Hindu Marriage Act is applicable only to the Hindus, whereas the Special
Marriage Act is applicable to all citizens of India.
Marriage Act provides
for the registration of an already solemnized marriage. It does not provide for
solemnization of a marriage by the Registrar. Parties to the marriage have to
apply to the Registrar in whose jurisdiction the marriage is solemnized or to
the Registrar in whose jurisdiction either party to the marriage has been
residing for at least six months immediately preceding the date of marriage.
Both the parties have to appear before the Registrar along with their parents
or guardians or other witnesses within one month from the date of marriage.
There is a provision for condonation of delay upto 5 years by the Registrar and
thereafter by the District Registrar concerned.
Marriage Act provides
for the solemnization of a marriage as well as for registration by a Marriage
Officer. The parties to the intended marriage have to give a notice to the
Marriage Officer in whose jurisdiction at least one of the parties has resided
for not less than 30 days prior to the date of notice. It should be affixed at
some conspicuous place in his office. If either of the parties is residing in
the area of another Marriage Officer, a copy of the notice should be sent to
him for similar publication. The marriage may be solemnized after the expiry of
one month from the date of publication of the notice, if no objections are
received. If any objections are received, the Marriage Officer has to enquire
into them and take a decision either to solemnize the marriage or to refuse it.
Registration will be done after solemnization of the marriage.
marriage already celebrated can also be registered under the Special Marriage
Act after giving a public notice of 30 days, subject to certain conditions.
there any age limits prescribed?
The bridegroom and the bride must have completed 21 years and 18 years of age
it necessary for both the parties to the marriage to appear before the
Ans: Yes. It is required
under the law.
a marriage between a citizen of India and a citizen of any other country can be
registered either under the Hindu Marriage Act or the Special Marriage Act?
Ans:No. The above Acts
are applicable only to the citizens of India.
is the procedure for the registration of a marriage ?
application for the registration shall be in FORM A and shall be signed by each
party to the marriage or by the guardian. Such a party shall be presented in
person before the Registrar in whose jurisdiction either party to the marriage
has been residing for at least six months immediately preceding the date of
party has to append proof of age and marriage photo
the parties to the marriage and the guardian if any, appear before the marriage
application for registration of marriage shall be presented within one month of
the date of solemnization of the marriage.
the delay is more than one month, up to 5 years, the Sub-Registrar will condone
the delay is above 5 years, the District Registrar will condone the delay.
is the procedure for getting a marriage registered under the Special Marriage
parties to the intended marriage have to give a notice to the marriage officer
in whose jurisdiction at least one of the parties must have resided for not
less than 30 days prior to the date of notice.
notice will be displayed on the notice board of the Sub-Registrar's office.
After the expiry of one month, if no objections are received, declarations by
the bride and the bridegroom shall have to be filed. Then the marriage will be