The Special Marriage Act of 1954 solemnizes court marriages in India. Any two consenting adult citizens of India can get married at the court. In this case, creed, religion, and caste of the two partners applying for court marriage are not considered important. Now you can easily apply for court marriage through online marriage registration.
Is it a must to register a marriage?
Now it has been made mandatory that you register your marriage legally. Otherwise, there will be no legal proof that you are actually married. The ‘Compulsory Registration of Marriage Act’ was passed in the year 2005. It clearly states that every marriage that takes place between two citizens of India or between one citizen of India and one with a separate nationality must be registered under all circumstances.
Is it possible to apply for court marriage in India if one person is an Indian and the other has the nationality of a foreign country?
According to the Special Marriage Act of 1954, an Indian citizen can easily marry a person with separate nationality. Just as court marriage can take place in India between two persons with different religious beliefs, an Indian citizen can marry a foreigner. In that case, both of them should be adults and sane. None of the two persons involved should have marital relations with a third person.
What amount needs to be paid for getting the court marriage done?
The application fee is Rs 100 according to the Hindu Marriage Act. Under Special Marriage Act, the charge is Rs 150. In addition to that, be ready to pay a few hundred more forgetting important affidavits that are mandatory to be submitted along with the application form. The court marriage lawyer also has separate fees for getting the process done.