Registration of Marriages in Muslims and marriage process

Many people think that muslims can do more than one marriage.Muslims are basically followers of single marriage contrary to the belief that they practice polygamy. With the changing times this community has also changed and has become more liberal. The marriage is fixed by the families of boy and girl and a proposal for marriage normally comes form the boy’s side. After the mutual of consent of boy and girl the wedding is fixed.

In muslims generally registration of marriage does not holds a great importance. But still due to legal rules it may be done. Muslim men can marry a girl of any community except jewish and christian. The children born out of such marriage follow islam. If a muslim girl wants to marry a man of different religion then the man has to convert to islam for marriage.

In case of either of the man or women is already married the marriage can take place only after legal termination of the first marriage.

The couple needs to be present before the islamic judge along with two witnesses for marriage. Money and gifts may be given to the couple at the time of marriage.

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Registration of Marriage for Parsis

The rules and regulations for the registration of marriage in Parsi Community

Requirements of Validity of Parsi Marriages
No Parsi marriage shall be valid if :

  1. The contracting parties are related to each other in any of the degrees of consanguinity or affinity set forth in Schedule I; or
  2. Such marriage is not solemnized according to the Parsi form of ceremony called “Ashirvad” by a priest in the presence of two Parsi witnesses other than such priest; or
  3. In the case of any Parsi (whether such Parsi has changed his or her religion or domicile or not) who, if a male, has not completed 21 years of age, and if a female, has not completed 18 years of age. If a party to the marriage is under that age, the consent of the guardian should be obtained.

In spite of the fact that a marriage is invalid under any of the provisions of sub-section (1), any child of such marriage who would have been legal if the marriage had been valid, shall be legal.

Certification and Registration of Marriage
Every marriage contracted under this Act shall, immediately on the solemnization thereof, be certified by the officiating priest in the form contained in Schedule II. The certificate for registration of marriage shall be signed by the said priest, the contracting parties and two witnesses present at the marriage; and the said priest shall thereupon send such certificate together with a fee of Rs 2/- paid by the husband, to the Registrar of the place at which such marriage is solemnized. The Registrar enters the certificate in a register kept for the purpose and the register is accepted as proof of the statements made therein.

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Registration of Muslim Marriage

The process of registration of marriage for muslims is not too cumbersome. Also it may be noted that registration of marriage in muslims is not mandatory.

The process  of registration of marriage is rather simple one and ii takes hardly few minutes to get a marriage registered. The editorial team gives the approval for marriage within hours of marriage registration. The only criteria for marriage registration of muslims is that the persons applying for registration of marriage should be above 18 years of age and they should be married to each other.

In Muslim community registration of marriage/divorce is primarily for the purposes of statistics, no doubt, in case of marriage dispute or divorce it is note considered to be the final proof and can be rejected if there is any other solid evidence . Therefore, registration of Muslim Marriages/Divorce cannot be over emphasized and over-hyped but at the same time, it cannot be over­simplified or underplayed for it is very essential for the civilized society like India.

Registration of Marriage for foreigners

If you are a foreign citizen and legally want to get married in India you need to go through a time consuming and lengthy process.This marriage is considered under special marriage act.

You need to stay in India for at least sixty days to be legally married.

You should consider the following points in for the registration of marriage in India.

In order to apply for marriage the bride or the groom needs to stay in India for at least thirty days before getting married and you are required to submit your intention to get married at the office of marriage registrar.

Documents Required are as follows:

  • Residence proof
  • Passport copy
  • Birth certificate
  • Two passport size photographs

If no objections to the marriage is reported within 30 days of the application, a civil ceremony at the office of registrar can then take place. Three witnesses are required, who have to provide passport sized photographs, as well as identification and proof of address. The marriage certificate is usually issued a couple of weeks after the marriage.

Registration of Marriage for arya samaj marriage

An arya samaj marriage is a very good option for people who want to get married in short time, without too many rituals too follow. In an arya samaj marriage the wedding is performed by a priest in the presence of fire and other elements as the only evidence. Arya samaj weddings are considered to be very economical.

Many Love marriages are given the status of legal marriage when performed in arya samaj way. The priest performs the pooja in front of agni and people from the sides of bride and groom act as a witness to marriage.

However there are certain rules for the registration of marriage performed in arya samaj way:

• The minimum age at the time of marriage should be 21 for male and 18 for female.
• Two witnesses. Identity proofs of the witnesses is mandatory.
• Two garlands, two kilogram sweets and half kilogram ghee.
• Documentary evidence of Date of Birth of both the parties.
• Affidavits, each from the bride and groom, stating their date of birth, marital status at the time of marriage and nationality.
• A copy of divorce decree/order in case a divorcee or death certificate of spouse in case a widow/widower.
• Four passport size photos of each.
• The affidavit must provide affirmation that the bride and groom are not related to each-other within the prohibited degree of relationship.

Registration of marriage opposed by muslim bodies

The decision to make registration of marriage mandatory has been opposed by the muslim bodies. Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) is set for a showdown with the Centre. The general body meeting of the apex Muslim body, to be held soon, is expected to be stormy with the clergy ready to tear into the “insidious designs to infringe the Shariat rules”.
AIMPLB member Zafaryab Jilani said the board had made its reservations on the issue clear three years ago when the proposal was first floated. A committee headed by Maulana Ibrahim Rasool Ilyasi had conducted a survey of all states and presented a report to then law minister Veerappa Moily.

Mr. Jilani claimed, stated that while registration of marriage for certain official dealings was acceptable, holding it up as a prime condition, the violation of which could nullify a marriage, would be deemed a gross violation of Muslim personal law. Jilani is now the additional advocate general of UP.

Registration of Marriage and documents required

A checklist of documents required for registration of marriage in Delhi is different in every zone. Although, Delhi govt. published a checklist on its website, but the same is not much useful for the applicant as different criteria and documents are fixed by every Additional District Magistrate and marriage registration form is also different in every office. This is very surprising but a reality.

Given below are the documents required for registration of marriage in Delhi.

1. Age Proof  (High School Certificate/ Pan Card / Passport Copy).

2. Property Paper / Booking Receipt Place of Marriage.

3. Three-3 Pass port Size Photo. Both Husband & Wife

4. Album Photo.

5. Marriage Card.

6. Two Witnesses with Three-3 Pass port Size Photo.

7. Gazette officer Certificate.

8. Both Husband & Wife Must be present during the registration process.