Getting married in India needs social sanction, but a marriage has to be registered under the law. An Indian marriage is deemed illegal and void if it’s not registered. 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 solemnised. If you want to register your marriage under the Special Marriage Act of 1954, a Marriage Registrar is needed to solemnise as well as register your marriage.
How to Register Marriage in Mumbai
Wish to register marriage in Mumbai? If yes, you need to provide some kind of proof of your wedding to get your marriage registered. For proof, wedding pictures are required, of the couple, guests at the wedding, the priest performing the rituals and invitation cards can be offered while at the time of marriage registration.
Registration, be it in Mumbai or in any other part of India can be done by the registry officer. When registering a marriage, the officer has to be accompanied by the bride and the groom, the families of both the sides along with three witnesses. A date is given for registering the marriage, and all the parties have to be present for the solemnisation of the marriage.
Important Steps in Registering Your Marriage in Mumbai
- Visit the office of Sub-Divisional Magistrate under whose jurisdiction one of the partners (either the groom or the wife) lives. You can also visit the Additional District Magistrate’s office for this purpose. Application of Marriage Certificate can be made at the place where the wedding took place.
- Then, fill the application form after signing it. Both the husband and wife need to sign it.
- Provide the documents that are mandatory for marriage registration. These have to be provided when you get the application form.
- A date is assigned when the parties along with witnesses have to be present at the office.
- The couple along with their families, three witnesses and a gazetted officer have to present themselves before the ADM.
- The marriage certificate is issued after this.
Registrar offices in Mumbai
To register marriage in Mumbai, you have to apply for marriage certificate at any of these offices:
- Joint District Registrar, Mumbai Suburban. Its 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.
- Joint Sub Registrar, Andheri 1, MTNL Building, 2nd floor, Lulubhai Park, Station Road, Andheri, Mumbai 58. Landmark-Parshi colony. It works between 7 am till 2 pm. Closed on Sunday, second and fourth Saturday.
- 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.
- Sub Registrar’s Office (Chembur), Kurla Taluka, R.C.V Marg, Administrative Buildings, Ground floor, Chembur, Mumbai-400071. Landmark- near Rationing Office.
- Dy. Inspector General Of Registration, Mumbai. The office is located on the Ground floor, Old Custom House. Landmark-Fort, Mumbai. It remains open between 9.45 am to 5.30 pm but closed on Sunday, second and fourth Saturday.
- Joint District Registrar, Mumbai City. Its located in Old Custom House, Fort, Mumbai. Same timing as above.
- Joint Sub Registrar Mumbai City 2. Its 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.
Registry offices of the Department of Registration and Stamps, Government of Maharashtra
Registry Office at Amravati
Dy. Inspector General Of Registration and Dy. Controller of Stamps, Amravati Division, Amravati. The office is located in Mr Abhijit Bhaiyyaji Thakre Building, Manglilal Plot, Camp, Amravati. It remains open from 10 to 5.45 pm. Closed on Sundays, second and fourth Saturdays.
Registry Office at Latur
Dy. Inspector General Of Registration and Dy. Controller of Stamps, Latur Division. The office is located in the Collector Office Compound. Another office named Joint District Registrar and collector of Stamps is located in the New Administrative Building at the Collector Office Compound.
Amidst all the craziness of wedding planning, don’t forget that you are not legally married until you register your wedding. So make sure you that in time to avoid any future hassles.
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