Court marriage is in trend these days because the expenses involved are very less and the procedure is also very simple. The court marriages are governed by the Special Marriage Act, 1954. This act allows marriages by civil ceremony between parties belonging to different religions. Parties belonging to the same religions can also opt for court marriage to avoid the expenses and the time-consuming rituals. For this matter, you are required to consult an experienced court marriage lawyer.

If you are planning to do court marriage in Delhi, there is a proper procedure to follow.  You can go through the guide given below to understand the mechanism of court marriage.

Eligibility Criteria for court marriage in Delhi

  1. The boy should be of at least 21 years of age and girl should be of at least 18 years of age.
  2. The process of court marriage in Delhi takes about 3-4 days.
  3. At least one of the parties must have address proof of Delhi.
  4. The couple and the witnesses have to visit twice. The first time they have to be present for Arya Samaj Marriage and after some days they have to visit again for Court Marriage.
  5. Three witnesses should be available at the venue which can be from any of the couple’s side such as friends, relatives or parents.
  6. No notice will be sent to any of the parties’ address.
  7. The boy or girl should be Hindus, Sikhs, Jains or Buddhists.
  8. The marriage certificate is the proof of marriage all over the world and nobody can challenge it.

Documents required for court marriage in Delhi

  1. Proof of Date of Birth of boy and girl which can be in the form of Birth Certificate or 10th Certificate or Passport.
  2. A voter ID card or Driving License or Passport as address proof of boy and girl.
  3. Aadhar card of boy and girl.
  4. PAN card of both the witnesses.
  5. Address proof of both the witnesses
  6. Passport size photos of both the parties.
  7. The witnesses should be from Delhi only.

The process of Court marriage in Delhi

  1. First of all, the marriage officer of Delhi must be informed about the intention to marry. The notice should be provided in written by the parties to the marriage officer.
  2. The marriage officer of Delhi to whom you have the notice has been provided will publish it.
  3. The objections can be raised to the marriage on grounds specified in Chapter II, Section 4 of the act.
  4. If there are no objections, the declaration will be signed by both the parties and three witnesses.
  5. After all the formalities have been done properly, the marriage certificate will be issued to the parties signed by them and the three witnesses.