Marriage Certificate: Goa
PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION OF A MARRIAGE (Completed in 2 stages)
I : Filling the Declaration of Marriage in the Office
of the bridegroom & the bride, plus both parents of bride below 21 years.
Certificate of the bridegroom. (3 months and/or)
Certificate of the bride. (additional auto)
Residence Certificate (Continuous residence proof issued by Mamlatdar/ Sarpanch
of Taluka/ Village).
Rs.50/- only. ( ** Special documents/requirements: See below).
StageI and Stage II, there is a statutary waiting period of 10 days including
two Sundays for publication of notices.
Waiver of the waiting period could be obtained in deserving cases from the
Delegado ( A.P.P.). This may be resorted to only in unavoidable circumstances
since the parties stand to lose the easy option of desisting from proceeding
with the registration in case bad antecedents of the groom/ bride come to
notice after the marriage registration).
II :- Actual Registration of a Marriage
:- Only the presence of the bridegroom, the bride and two witnesses (plus
parents, additional witnesses, interpreter, etc., if so advised at the
Catholics opting for Canonical Marriage in Church need come only once. It would
be in their interest to verify personally that their marriage papers actually
reached the Civil Registration Office after their religious marriage.)