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How To Obtain Marriage Certificate ?

Marriage certificate is issued to the Indian citizens by the Marriage Officer/ Registrar of marriage, who is the District Magistrate under the Special Marriage Act, 1954, or under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955(XXV), the Rajasthan Hindu Marriage Registration Rules 1956, etc. The marriage registration must be done within 30 days of the date of marriage

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What's The Eligibility To Get The Certificate ?

Brides should at least 18 while Grooms should be at least 21 years old, for a marriage to be registered under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.

If the marriage is registered under the Special Marriage Act, 1954 grooms and brides should be at least 21 years old

Application Forms ?

Under different marriage acts the prescribed application form is to be filled-up for marriage registration. The application form is available at the District Magistrate office at free of cost.

Necessary documents and papers

  • Affidavit.
  • 2 Photographs of Marriage (as proof of marriage).
  • Age certificate (mark sheet/ certificate from medical officer).
  • Marriage Card (optional).
  • Residence certificate of both the bride and the groom.
  • Priest's Affidavit is required in the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.


Rs. 10 is charged for issuing a Marriage Certificate.

After getting the filled application from the bride and groom, the Registrar of marriage issues a one-month notice to the Registrar of marriage of both the bride's and the groom's parents for any claims and objections. A copy of the notice is also pasted on the notice board. If no claims or objections are received then within the one-month, the Registrar registers the marriage under the Marriage Act in the presence of both the bride and the grooms, and 3 witnesses. The Marriage Certificate is then issued to the couple.

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