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.