Below is the information on importance of marriage registration and how to obtain marriage certificate.
Marriage registration have been made compulsory for the protection of woman. Not registering your marriage can create several legal issues later. It is to obtain documents like Visas, getting joint home loan. It will be required in case some problems arise within husband and wife in the future which will require legal action. Also you can be penalized for not registering your marriage.
Registration of marriages can be done either under the the Special Marriage Act, 1954 or Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. You can apply to the sub registrar of the place where either spouse stayed for at least six months before marriage.
Under Hindu Marriage act, the couples needs to be Hindus. All the required documents are submitted to the registrar and may take upto 7 days to get the certificate.
The Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954 allows two individuals, irrespective of their religion, to get married legally. The application for registration to be given in 30 days advance. The Certificate is issued on the same day.
Where to Apply for Marriage certificate?
Application can be made to sub registrar offices at:
- Sub Registrar’s Office (Bombay) Old Custom House, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, Ground Floor, Fort, Mumbai 400 023.
- Sub Registrar’s Office (Bandra), Andheri & Borivaii Taluka, MHADA Building, Ground Floor, Kalanagar, Bandra (E), Mumbai 400 051.
- Sub Registrar’s Office (Chembur) Kurla Taluka, R.C.V. Marg, Near Rationing Office, Administrative Buildings, Ground Floor, Chembur, Mumbai 400 071.