Internet and advanced technology have a great effect on the legal processes. Form filling and applications for different identity proofs, certificates, and registrations have become quick through online processes! Similarly, the marriage certificate application has also become available online.
The government has made it compulsory to obtain a marriage certificate to offer protection and rights to women. Generation of marriage certificate online is quite quick and easy. Within a few days, you can get the certificate without visiting the registrar’s office multiple times.
Here are the simple steps to obtain online marriage certificate in India
Visit the state government website
You must visit the state government official website and register yourself. This is the first step in creating the user id and applying for the certificate online. Before taking any step further read all the important notes and eligibility criteria.
Fill the application form
The application form for marriage certificate registration is present on the official website. Login and fill the application form. You also need to submit the signatures. Fill the necessary details and upload the form. The steps are as below:
- Choose your district and get to the next step
- Fill the details of your husband and select “Registration of marriage certificate” field
- Fill in the details of marriage in the form and select the date of appointment
- Submit the application
- Generate a copy of acknowledgment slip
Uploading the scanned documents
If you are applying for the certificate online, you have to submit all the documents while scanning the originals. Search for all the documents which are required for the applications and scan those documents. Upload the documents along with the application form.
You have to pay the fee for the application. For the Hindu marriage certificate, the fees are Rs 100 while for the special marriage certificate, the fees are Rs 150. There are multiple payment options through which, you can make the payment online and you will receive the payment acknowledgment slip along with the date of appointment with the register.
On the day of Appointment
On the day of the appointment, you need to be present with your spouse at the AGM office. Two witnesses have to be present at the office along with you. Also, you need to carry the pictures of the wedding, wedding invitation, documents mentioned on the website and other receipts for online registration.
Issuance of the Certificate
When the application, proofs, documents, and pictures are verified along with the witnesses and agreement of both the parties, the registration is done. With this, the marriage certificate is provided to the couple. Now, the marriage is registered in the register of marriages, deaths, and births.
The application forms and the online process may slightly vary from state to state. For detailed information, you can visit the official website or contact your nearby registrar’s office and get your doubts resolved. This simple process has thus, made marriage certificate generation more flexible.
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