Procedure of Court marriage in chandigarh

If you are native of India and in love with a person, you might not enjoy the support of your family for your marriage or may face stiff opposition. It might also be the case that your lover belongs to a different caste, religion or nationality.

In such cases, marriage becomes difficult, but not impossible- the Special Marriage Act 1954 comes to your rescue. This provision is also called as Court marriage.

A court marriage is one, which is solemnized between persons of different nationalities, religions or castes. It operates in the marriage between two Indian nationals or a foreign national with an Indian national.


There are certain crucial conditions for court marriage in Chandigarh:
• Either person must not be married to any other living person (must be monogamous)
• The bridegroom must have attained the age of 21 and the bride that of 18.
• Anyone must not be of unsound mind or suffer from bouts of insanity.
• The couple must not be within degrees of prohibited relationship.

Procedure for court marriage in Chandigarh is as follows:
If both parties are Hindus:
• A notice for intention of marriage must be filed by the couple in the district court where one person has resided for 30 days prior to the notice.
• The registrar for marriages then publicizes the notice to attract any objections.
• If no objections have been raised within one month of publicizing notice, the marriage can be solemnized.
• The wedding must be conducted at the particular marriage office.
• Both parties and three witnesses are required to be present at the solemnization of marriage.

Documents required for court marriage in Chandigarh:
• Residence proof of couple
• Application form in the necessary format along with required fee.
• Photos of the couple in passport size.
• Date of birth proofs of the couple
• Residential proof and PAN cards of the three witnesses
• Death certificate or divorce papers related to another former spouse.

Chandigarh court marriage when spouses are of different religions is:
Special Marriage Act when spouses are from different religions is a civil contract. It does not require religious ceremonies. The procedure is invoked when either spouse or both spouses are not Hindus. Procedure and Documents required are the same.

Chandigarh court marriage procedure when one spouse is an Indian national and the other a foreign national as per advice of advocate for court marriage is:

Such a marriage can be solemnized by an Indian marriage registrar or a marriage officer in a foreign country.

Eligibility for such a marriage is:
• One person must be a citizen of India.
• The bride must have attained 18 years of age and the groom 21 years.
• Neither party must have another existing spouse.
• Either part should not have another valid marriage.
• Neither party must be an idiot or a lunatic.
• The couple must not be within prohibited degrees of relationship.

Additional documents required are:

• Copies of passport of the parties and their valid visas.
• Proof of residence of both parties
• No objection certificate on marital status from concerned embassies or Indian consulate

Procedure for such a marriage with the help of best advocate for court marriage is:

The first few steps are the same. All documents are perused by the Marriage registrar. Care is taken such that Indian laws do not conflict with laws of a foreign country. The notice is published for any objections. Afterwards marriage is solemnized with three witnesses and the Marriage registrar provides the Marriage certificate.

Advocateinchandigarh have huge experience of dealing with of such cases. Advocateinchandigarh helping the couple to perform the  court marriage and precure the marriage certificate from the registrar in the same day.

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