Court marriage is a legal process of getting married, where the marriage ceremony is performed in front of a Marriage Officer, instead of a religious or traditional ceremony. It is a popular choice among couples who want to get married without any religious or social restrictions and want to avoid the hassle of a traditional wedding.
If you are a resident of Jalandhar and planning to get married and wish to avoid the hassle and expenses of a traditional wedding, court marriage may be a viable option. In Jalandhar, court marriage is a legally recognized form of marriage and is governed by the Special Marriage Act, of 1954.
Both parties must be of legal age, with the groom being at least 21 years of age and the bride being at least 18 years of age. The parties must not be related to each other within the prohibited degrees of relationship.
To start the process, both parties need to visit the district Marriage officer office ( Near to district court) and obtain a notice of intended marriage from the Marriage Officer. The notice must be put up on the court notice board for 30 days, during which time any objections to the marriage can be raised.
Both parties need to bring the following documents to the court:
• Proof of age (birth certificate or passport)
• Proof of identity (Aadhaar card, voter ID card, or passport)
• Proof of residence (ration card or Aadhaar card)
• Passport size photographs
• Affidavit of marriage
• Two witnesses with their ID proof
If any objections are raised during the 30-day notice period, the Marriage Officer will investigate the objections and take appropriate action. If there are no objections, the Marriage Officer will issue a marriage certificate.
After the notice has been put up for 30 days and there are no objections, both parties can return to the court along with their witnesses on the date of the marriage. The marriage ceremony will be conducted in the presence of the Marriage Officer and the witnesses, and a marriage certificate will be issued.
Court marriage is a simple and affordable way to get married in Jalandhar. However, it is recommended that you consult with a qualified lawyer who can guide you through the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected.