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How to apply for Court Marriage in Thane?

The Prerequisites of applying for a Court Marriage in India

As long as you are fulfilling the criteria of age (21 for males and 18 for females); are of a sound mind and are not a part of an existent marital relationship, you are eligible, under the Special Marriage Act of 1954, to apply for Court Marriage in Thane, Maharashtra. Along with that, either one of the partners or both should be citizens of India. You, as a citizen of India can get married to a foreign resident, through Court Marriage in Thane, India. The same criterion applies for a Court Marriage, all over India.

Documents Required

Once you are fit as per the eligibility criteria, you need to get a hold of a certain list of documents, for both the bride and the groom, before you can start the procedure of application for Court Marriage in Thane. For this, you can either start by first looking for a lawyer to get you started with the procedure and inform you of the required documents, or you can follow the list mentioned below and then contact a lawyer as per the procedure mentioned ahead on this page.

1. Application form for the ‘Notice of Intended Marriage’ duly signed by both partners (find details in steps below)

2. Receipt of the fees paid in the district at the time of application of the ‘Notice of Intended Marriage’.

3. Proof of age—Could be Birth Certificate, Passport or any other legal proof of age.

4. Any proof such as Ration card or a report from the concerned Station House Officer, which states that at least one of the parties, either the bride or groom has resided in the district for a minimum of 30 days preceding to the filing of application for the ‘Notice of Intended Marriage’.

5. 2 passport size photographs of each of the partners, duly attested by a gazetted officer.

6. The Special Marriage Act has a column defining the degree of prohibited relationship. Thus, is the requirement an affirmation stating that the parties are not related to each other within this degree of prohibited relationship.

7. Affidavits stating the marital status and date of birth (separate affidavits for both parties).

8. In case either of the partners is a divorcee/widower, the divorce decree or death certificate of spouse to attest to the termination of previous marriage is required.

How to apply for Court Marriage in Thane?¬—A Step by Step Guide.

1. From the list of prerequisites stated above, check for eligibility.

2. Gather the documents mentioned above.

3. Contact a lawyer, a Registrar for Marriage.

4. File a Notice of Intended Marriage, in coordination with the Marriage Registrar of your district, here, the Marriage Registrar of Thane, Maharashtra. Note: This Notice should be filed 30 days prior to when you want to get your marriage solemnized. When we say that you need to contact the Marriage Registrar of your district Thane, remember that either you or your partner should have resided in Thane for at least 30 days prior to the filing of this notice.

5. If you and your partner are residents of or working in two different cities, the choice of the district you want to apply in should be made according to this 30-day criteria. That is, for example, if the groom is resident and working in Thane and has resided in this district for at least 30 days immediately preceding the application the ‘Notice of Intended Marriage’, you can choose to apply for Court Marriage in Thane, irrespective of the bride’s location of residence prior application.

6. The next step is the publishing of said notice by the Marriage Registrar, to invite objections from either partner, if any.

7. The period between the Date of Application of the ‘Notice Intended for Marriage’ and the date for solemnization at least spans to about 30 days. During this period, either parties can raise any objections in case of being misled about the legalities or any other thing. Some of these objections could generally be when there is a case of fraud or either party is in an existent relationship or marriage with someone else, or is below the legal age of marriage.

8. If any objections are raised, these are then verified and looked into by the Registrar of Marriage. To raise an objection, you can approach to the Marriage Registrar and file your complaint accompanied by appropriate evidence.

9. In case of no objections from either you or your partner, against the said notice, your marriage can then be solemnized after the 30-day period post application. The solemnization of your Marriage will take place at the office of the Marriage Registrar of Thane, or whichever district you have filed the notice in and for. Remember to check in all the details well in advance with your lawyer/Marriage Registrar.

10. You will need to look for three witnesses to accompany you and your partner to the Registrar’s office and sign on as witnesses to your Marriage, during the solemnization/registration of Marriage.

11. You are eligible for Solemnization through Court Marriage from Day 1 to Day 90, after the approval of application of the ‘Notice of Intended Marriage’. You can opt for any date for the solemnization of marriage during the span of these 90 days. Post this, if you have still not solemnized your marriage and want to do it on a further date, you have to start the application process from scratch.

12. On the day of solemnization, you and your partner take the vows mentioned under the legal structure of the Special Marriage Act of 1954, and sign the document for marriage registration. Alongside, the three witnesses that accompany you, sign the required documents standing witness to the solemnization of your marriage. Once you are done with these steps, you and your partner are then thereby a legally married couple.

13. Along with the legalities of signatures and vows, you may choose to exchange rings and/or garlands, to add to the celebratory nature of the ceremony. Most Registrars are comfortable with this and allow you for the same, but to be sure about it, you may ask your Marriage Registrar about these things beforehand.

14. The Certificate of Marriage can then be collected within a week after the process of solemnization from the office of Registration.

How to do Court Marriage in Thane?

A Court Marriage, nowadays, is one of the most opted for ways of matrimonial alliance for couples who want a simple, private but also a sturdy and official marital ceremony. In the fast-paced life of a state like Maharashtra, people want to spend less on the ceremony itself and save more for future purposes. With the ongoing pandemic and the modern outlook on life of people, one of the most searched for queries online includes the HOW TOs of performing a Court Marriage in Thane.
The pre-registration documentation, the modifications during the waiting period of application approval and the post-registration steps can all seem very overwhelming to begin with. At Riya Consultant we help you right from the moment you reach out to us to the very point of handing you your Marriage Certificate post-solemnization. Let’s have a look at the steps involved in the procedure for Court Marriage in Thane.

How to do Court Marriage in Thane?

1. Reaching out to a Marriage Registrar: We help you get in touch with the best professionals and field experts to give you a quick head start for the process.

2. Filing a Notice of Intended Marriage: While doing this there are the minutiae of details that will help you run the process more smoothly when doing it in coordination with a marriage consultancy. In our case, we make sure to brief you of the DOs and DON’Ts, which save you a lot of time.

3. The 30-day waiting period before approval for solemnization. During this period, we run you through all the options that you have for solemnizing your marriage and whether you do or don’t want to involve certain ceremonious rites with it. This is the time when the Marriage Registrar opens grounds for any objections in case of fraud or any other illegalities. If either partner has any objections, we help you raise these to the Registrar in the required format of things. These are then verified by the Registrar of Marriage, Thane. If no objections are raised, the process continues further.

4. The date. After approval of application, you can then decide a date for solemnization till up to 3 months post application. This date requirement is then conveyed to the Registrar of Marriage. After approval of date, we help you get the approval for the additional traditional/ritualistic ceremonies alongside registration of Court Marriage in Thane, if any.

5. The witnesses. While the procedure of approval is in the run, you are required to find three people who are consenting to stand as signatory witnesses to your Court Marriage Registration in Thane. These people will accompany you to the office of Marriage Registrar in Thane, on the day of solemnization.

6. The day. On the day of solemnization of marriage, you and your partner take the vows and sign the documents for Court Marriage Registration in Thane, at the Registrar’s office. This is followed by the signatures of witnesses who accompany you for the process of solemnization. Like many couples, you may choose to exchange rings and garlands after the registration is complete. Either way, your marriage stands solemnized and registered under the Special Marriage Act of 1954 now.

7. Certificate of Marriage. While you are just starting your newly married life, we do the background work for you. After 7 days of the solemnization of your marriage, you receive through us right at your doorstep, the legal Certificate of Marriage issued by the Registrar of Marriage, under the Indian court of law.

At Riya Consultant, we prioritize client needs and comfort and strive to make this experience a once-in-a-lifetime like for you.

Uniting souls one day at a time,

Riya Consultant.