March 18, 2015

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Marriage Registration in Bangalore

Marriage Certificate is a valuable document which acts as an evidence of marriage and works for a number of purposes like applying for Visa, claiming bank deposits, passport application & insurance benefits in case of spouse death. Marriage Registration in Bangalore is done as per the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or Special Marriage Act, 1954.
·         The age of 18 years must be completed by the Bride for the marriage.

·         An age of 21 years must be completed by the Bridegroom at the time of marriage.
Documents required for applying marriage certificate –
The original documents along with the photocopies are needed to be attached with the registration form of the marriage and submitted as follows:
·         6 joint photographs of Bride and Bridegroom in blue or white background in 2B size.

·         One wedding card

·         2 photographs of bride and groom in marriage dress of the time when the marriage ceremony was taking place to show the engagement.

·         Address proof: It is mandatory to have a valid address proof for one of the partner preferably husband’s to have any of the below mentioned documents which claimed their active and current residence in the city and are identified by the Indian Government.
-          Passport
-          Ration Card
-          Driving License
-          Voter ID
-          Telephone Bill
-          Rent Agreement

·         Identity Proof: Any Government approved document having your name and photograph like
-          Voter ID
-          Driving License
-          Passport
-          Aadhar Card
-          Pan Card

Identity proof of both Bride and Groom are required

·         Age proof of Bride and Groom like mark sheet of 10th standard with birth date on that

·         In case the name of the bride changed after the marriage an affidavit is required along with the newspaper in which information about the name change is given. 


·      Collect the registration form from the sub registrar office nearest to your residence or download from

·      Carefully fill in the details of the form. In case of change in name of bride the new name should be written not the old name.

·      Then that formed should be signed by 3 witnesses may be relatives or friends.

·      Submit the required documents along with the marriage registration form at the sub registrar’s office. After validating the Id proofs and details authenticity he will sign the form. Once the officer signed the form, form data is fed into their online database and 6 printouts are taken out on which the bride and groom has to put their signature and picture as well.

·      Then the officer will charge Rs 33/- from you and handover a receipt.

·      Finally the application is submitted.

After the notice period of maximum 30 days is served, you can check with in the office or they will give you a call for confirming the date to reach office for marriage registration along with the 3 witnesses, 3 photographs and the original receipt. Three copies are prepared for the marriage certificates two of them are given to the couple and the other one is kept with the registrar office.  

Witnesses also required signing the certificates beside their names. The scanned copy of the certificates can be also avail on request from the office.

P.S. Bangalore Registrar office, Koramangala is closed for second Saturday.

For any query do write to us.             


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