court marriage procedure

Court Marriage – Special Marriage Act 1954 (Section 13) in Delhi and Noida Ghaziabad

Court Marriage Procedure in Ghaziabad:

The procedure for court marriage in Ghaziabad or any other location in India typically involves several steps. Keep in mind that specific details may vary, so it’s advisable to check with the local authorities or court for the most accurate information. Here is a general overview of the court marriage procedure in India:

The first step is to give notice of the intended marriage to the Marriage Officer in the district where at least one of the parties has resided for at least 30 days prior to the date of the notice.

Application Form:

Obtain the prescribed application form for marriage registration either from the office of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) or online. You can often find these forms on the official government website.

Fill Out the Form:

Complete the application form with all the necessary details. Both parties need to sign the form in the presence of the Marriage Officer.

Attach Documents:

Attach the required documents, including age proof, residence proof, passport-sized photographs, and any other documents specified by the authorities.


Both parties need to submit an affidavit stating that they are eligible for marriage and that there is no legal impediment to their marriage.


Arrange for two witnesses to be present at the time of registration. They must have their identification and address proofs.

Marriage Certificate:

After the registration, the Marriage Officer issues the marriage certificate.

Important Points to Note:

The legal age for marriage in India is 18 for females and 21 for males.

Both parties should be mentally sound and capable of giving valid consent.

It’s advisable to consult with a legal expert or seek guidance from the local authorities for the most accurate and updated information.

Ensure that you verify the specific requirements and procedures with the local authorities in Ghaziabad, as they may be subject to change.

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Required Documents (Bride Groom & Bride)


  • Age of the Groom should be 21 years or above & Bride should be 18 years or above
  • Bride or the Bridegroom must be a Delhi resident.

Photographs : Passport Size – 1 each

ID Proof : Pancard

Age Proof for Both (Any One Document):

  • Birth Certificate
  • School Leaving Certificate.
  • Transfer Certificate.
  • SSC or HSC Board Certificate.
  • Passport

Address Proof For Both (Any of Two Documents):

  • Adhar Card
  • Passport
  • Property Tax receipt / Bill
  • Election Identity Card
  • MSEB Electricity Bill or BSNL Telephone Bill Name of the Applicant
  • Rent Agreement ( Registered )
  • MSEB Bill / Index II / Possession Letter
  • Company Letter Head with Company Id Card
  • Ration Card

for divorcee / widow / widower:

  • If applicant is divorcee : Judgement and Court Decree copy
  • If applicant is widow or widower : Death Certificate of Spouse

Required Documents (Witness):


  • To Register the Marriage you require three witnesses, the witnesses are need to submit certain documents as proofs.
  • Witness should be an adult, more than 21 years of age, can be Parents, Relatives & Friends

Photographs: Passport size – 1 each

Address Proof For Witness (Any One Document):

  • Adhar Card
  • Election Identity Card
  • Passport

Court Marriage Certificate

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Once the application is submitted to the Government Office it will take minimum 30 days / One Month as per Govt. Rule for processing. From the date of application approval we get 60 days time to get the Court Marriage Registration done.

The applicant can choose one date of the 60 days for the registration to be done. We need total 3 witness with 1-1 passport size photograph alongwith residential proof. Driving liecene is not valid for witness as residential proof. The Certificate you will get the same date