Procedure for Marriage Registration in Uttar Pradesh

Procedure for Marriage Registration in Uttar Pradesh

All the Registering Officers of the State are the ex-officio Hindu Marriage Officer under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and Hindu Marriage Registration Rules, 1958 subsequently amended vide Judicial Department Notification no. 215-JL dt. 28.5.2002. The Registering Officers are also the Marriage Officer under the Special Marriage Act , 1954.

The Hindu Marriage Act applies to any person who is a Hindu by religion in any of its forms or developments, including Virashaiba, Lingayat or a follower of the Brahmo Prarthana or Arya Samaj. It also applies to any person who is a Buddhist, Jaina or Sikh by religion .

A marriage may be solemnized between any two Hindus if the following conditions are fulfilled .

  • Neither party has a spouse living at the time of the marriage
  • Neither party is incapable of giving valid consent to it in consequence of unsoundness of mind
  • The bridegroom has completed the age of 21 years and the bride the age of 18 years at the time of marriage
  • The parties are not within the degrees of prohibited relationship unless the custom or usage governing each of them permits of a marriage between the two
  • The parties are not sapindas of each other unless the custom or usage governing each of them permits of a marriage between the two

For the purpose of facilitating the proof of Hindu marriages has made rules providing that the parties to any such marriage may have the particulars relating to their marriage entered in a Hindu Marriage Register kept for the purpose. So a Hindu Marriage which had been solemnized may be registered by a Registrar appointed under the Act. Rule 5 of the Hindu Marriage Registration Rules, 1958 as amended in 2002 states the conditions of the registration of the Hindu marriages.

Conditions

  • Indian citizens above the age of 18 years (for brides), and 21 years (for grooms).
  • The parties (bride & groom) should be unmarried, or the spouse should not be alive in case of an already married person, or the parties should be legally divorced.
  • The parties should be physically and mentally healthy.
  • The parties should not be related with the relations prohibited under law.

Formalities

  • Duly filled form (Section-5) [Download form] in three copies.
  • Three photographs of the bride.
  • Three photographs of the groom.
  • Age certificate of the bride and the groom.
  • An affidavit on a stamp paper of Rs. 10.00 by both the bride & the groom.
  • A court fee of Rs.50.00 in the form of stamps.

Procedure

Submit the application in the prescribed form, along with the, necessary documents as mentioned above, in the court of the Marriage Officer (Addl. District Magistrate, Collectorate). The Court will verify all the declarations of the parties, and shall solemnize the marriage in the presence of three witnesses, after 30 days of and before three months from the date of submission of application in the Court. The Marriage Certificate will be issued after the marriage.

Condition, Formalities & Procedure to Register Marriage under Section 15 of the Special Marriage Act-1954