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.