Marriage

Marriage Registration
i)
Registration of Hindu Marriages Solemnized and granting of extract of marriages registered.

         Marriages solemnized under Hindu customs/ non-customary 

         Bridegroom/Bride should have completed 21/18 years respectively 

         Both of them should be Hindus, Buddhist or Sikhs 

         Proof of marriage 

         Anyone of the following place should fall within the jurisdiction of the Registering officer: 

o        Residence of bride.

o        Residence of bridegroom. 

o        Solemnization place. 

Proof for all these shall be given 

1 . MARRIAGE 

Wedding Invitation (or)

Temple Marriage Receipts (or)

Any proof of marriage solemnization

2. RESIDENCE

Employee ID Card (or)

Ration Card (or)

Driving License (or)

Passport or Visa

3. AGE

Birth Certificate (or)

School/College Certificate (or)

Passport / Visa 

In addition to the above memorandum in duplicate with 4 passport size photograph for bride and 4 passport size photograph for bridegroom should be submitted.

Fee


i ) For the registeration of a Marriage which will be exclusive of any other fees levied by devasthanam for marriages in temples
Rs.100.00
ii) For a certified copy of an entry in Hindu Marriage Register : Rs. 10.00
iii) For making a search   
        a) if the entry is of the current Rs. 10.00 
        b) if the entry relates to any previous year or years 
          (for each such year) 
Rs. 10.00
iv) For Registering a marriage at any place outside the office of the Marriage Registrar to be appropriated by the Marriage Registrar in addition to the fee in entry (i) above

Rs. 50.00
v) Application fees for registering a marriage at any place outside the office of the marriage Registrar
Rs.200.00
Provided that no search fee shall be levied for grant of a certified copy of an entry in the Hindu Marriage Register on application at the time of registration of Marriage.
Provided further that an application fee of Rupees live in the shape of court fee labels affixed to the application shall be levied for each of application presented for grant of such certified copy.

 

ii) Registration of Marriage under Tamilnadu Registration of marriage act.

         Marriages solemnized under any personal law can be registered. 

         Bridegroom/Bride should have completed 21/18 years respectively 

         It can be registered within 90 days without fine and within 90-150 days with fine.After that it can't be registered. 

         Proof of marriage 

         The following place should fall within the jurisdiction of the Registering officer: 

o        Solemnization place. 

Proof for all these shall be given 

1 . MARRIAGE 

Wedding Invitation (or)

Temple/Church Marriage Receipts (or)

Any proof of marriage solemnization

2. RESIDENCE

Voter ID Card (or)

Ration Card (or)

Driving License (or)

Passport or Visa

3. AGE

Birth Certificate (or)

School/College Certificate (or)

Passport / Visa 

4. Witnesses

Id card for minimum two witness to be produced

In addition to the above memorandum in duplicate with 4 passport size photograph for bride and 4 passport size photograph for bridegroom should be submitted.


iii)
Registration of Special Marriages and granting of certificates.

  • Marriages solemnized before the Registering officer or in any other form. 
  • Bridegroom/Bride should have completed 21/18 years respectively. 
  • Anyone of the following place should fall within the jurisdiction of the Registering officer:

         Residence of bride. 

         Residence of bridegroom. 

  • Proof for all these shall be given. 
  • Notice of intended marriages. 
  • If no objection for the marriage is received within 30 days from the notice, marriage will be registered.

iv) Granting of extracts of marriages registered under Indian Christian Marriages Act.

            Extracts of Indian Christian Marriages Registered under the Indian Christian Act, by the licensee under the act or by Priests are received and the extracts are given in the O/o the Inspector General of Registration,100,Santhome High Road,Chennai 28.    

DOWRY PROHIBITION

  • Under the Dowry Prohibition Act, demanding or accepting dowry, directly or indirectly is an offence punishable.
  • Fine of Rs.5000/- or imprisonment upto 6 months or both.
  • District Registrars are also authorised to sanction prosecution.
  • Registrants may lodge complaints with the District Registrar.