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.

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.