Marriage Registration

Christian Marriage

How to apply Indian Christian Marriage Extract(Certificate)?

Extracts (Certificates) of Indian Christian Marriages Registered under the Indian Christian Act 1872, by the licensee under the act or by Priests are received and the extracts are given in the following Address:    

            O/o the Inspector General of Registration,
            100,Santhome High Road,
            Chennai 28.    

Marriage Extracts should be applied by bride /bridegroom/ parents. In case, the mentioned persons are unable to come personally any one with authorized letter from either bride or bridegroom can apply.   

Please Click here to download the Application Form   

Model form for Marriage Extract from the Church/Solemnization office.   

Model form for Marriage Extract with Correction(s) from the Church/Solemnization office.   

            Search Fees Rs.10 per Year
            Copy Fees Rs.10 per copy
            (Preferable to apply 3 copies only)
            The fees should be paid by Cash in person to the above address


            M.O in the name of Accounts Officer    

General Instructions

  1. The Indian Christian Marriage Extract will be issued only after original Marriage Extract issued by Priest. It should be forwarded to this office through the respective District Registrar Office concerned.
  2. In case of Marriage extract (RC) received directly from "ARCHDIOCESE OF MADARAS(SANTHOME)", then Marriage Extract will be issued without the forwarding letter from District Registrar Office concerned.
  3. If the Self Addressed Stamped envelope is given by the applicant, Marriage Extract will be sent by Post in the case of extract applied with original along with forwarded letter from District Registrar Office concerned.
  4. The Extract will be issued after searching the Registers for the year mentioned in the application and if finds the same.
  5. If the marriage entry is not available in the year as mentioned in the application, then the Extract may be applied along with the original marriage extract (Schedule IV Sec.32 & 54) issued by Priest where the marriage was done and with the covering letter forwarded by the respective District Registrar Office".
  6. If any entries are not available in the Registers, report of No Entries" can also be obtained.
  7. Applicant should ensure the correctness of the extract by getting a sample extract before pasting the Hologram stickers.
  8. The Indian Christian Marriage Registers for the year from 1872 to 1961 is kept in the O/o. Deputy Inspector General of Registration situated at Rajaji Salai, Chennai. For those period the Extract will be issued after searching the records from that office.
  9. Application Receiving time: 10 AM to 1 PM :: Extract Issuing time: 4 PM to 5.00PM on all working days.
  10. Contact Ph:044-24640160,24642932 Ext:234.


Quick Contact

No.100, Santhome High Road, Chennai 600 028.
Telephone: +91-44-24640160
FAX: +91-44-24642774

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