Court marriages in Delhi are solemnized under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. Court marriage can be performed between an Indian male and a female irrespective of their caste, religion or creed. It can also be solemnized between an Indian and a foreigner. The procedure of the Court marriage in Delhi does away with the rituals and ceremonies of the traditional marriages. The parties can directly apply to the Marriage Registrar for performance & registration of marriage and grant of marriage certificate. Direct court marriage take 30-45 days min. to be solemnize.
What are preconditions for Court Marriage?
There should not be subsisting valid marriage of either of the parties with any other person.
The bridegroom should be of twenty-one (21) years and bride should be of eighteen (18) years of age.
The parties should not be of unsoundness of mind of such a nature as to be unable to give valid consent for the marriage, or suffering from mental disorder of such a kind or to such an extent as to be unfit for marriage and procreation of children, or has been subject to recurrent attacks of insanity.
The parties should not fall within the degree of prohibited relationship.
What documents are required for Court Marriage?
Passport Size Photographs - four each of Marrying Persons.
Date of Birth Proof (Municipal Corporation Certificate, X th or XII th Examination Certificate, Passport, PAN Card) of Marrying Persons. If any party is divorcee Certified copy of Decree of Divorce granted by the Court. If any party is widow / widower Death Documents required for the Performance & Registration of court Marriage.
2-4 witnesses with ID & Address proof along with 2 passport size photographs.