How to get marriage certificate in Maharashtra if marriage is done outside Maharashtra ?






Varun Varun
Answered on September 10,2019

Yes, you can get it from Maharastra provided either of you or your spouse was staying in Maharashtra

Marriages in India are registered under 2 acts.

  1. Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

  2. Special Marriage Act, 1954

The Hindu Marriage Act is applicable only to the Hindus, whereas the Special Marriage Act is applicable to all citizens of India.

The Hindu Marriage Act provides for registration of an already solemnised marriage. It does not provide for solemnisation of a marriage by the Registrar. The Special Marriage Act provides for solemnisation of a marriage as well as registration by a Marriage Officer.

So the process to get Marriage Certificate in both these acts will vary.

Under the Hindu Marriage Act-

  • Parties to the marriage have to apply to the Registrar in whose jurisdiction the marriage is solemnised or to the Registrar in whose jurisdiction either party to the marriage has been residing at least for six months immediately preceding the date of marriage.

  • Fill the Application form duly signed by both husband and wife.

  • Verification of all the documents is carried out on the date of application and a day is fixed for the appointment and communicated to the parties for registration.

  • Both the parties have to appear before the Registrar along with their parents or guardians or other witnesses.

  • The Certificate is issued on the same day.

Under the Special Marriage Act:

  • The parties to the intended marriage have to give a notice to the Marriage Officer in whose jurisdiction at least one of the parties has resided for not less than 30 days prior to the date of notice.

  • If either of the parties is residing in the area of another Marriage Officer, a copy of the notice should be sent to him for similar publication.

  • The marriage may be solemnised after the expiry of one month from the date of publication of the notice, if no objections are received.

  • If any objections are received, the Marriage Officer has to enquire into them and take a decision either to solemnise the marriage or to refuse it.

  • Registration will be done after solemnisation of the marriage.


Deepa Deepa
Answered on September 10,2019

You will get it from Maharashtra.

If your marriage is as per Hindu Marriage Act, you will get the Certificate from Maharashtra provided that you were staying in Maharashtra for six months immediately preceding the date of marriage. As per Hindu Marriage Act, parties to the marriage have to apply to the Registrar in whose jurisdiction the marriage is solemnised or to the Registrar in whose jurisdiction either party to the marriage has been residing at least for six months immediately preceding the date of marriage.

If your marriage is as per Special Marriage Act, you have to give a notice to the marriage officer in your area in Maharashtra,in whose jurisdiction at least you or your spouse must have resided for not less than 30 days prior to the date of notice. As per Special Marriage Act, the parties to the intended marriage have to give a notice to the marriage officer in whose jurisdiction at least one of the parties must have resided for not less than 30 days prior to the date of notice. This notice will be displayed on the notice board of the Sub-Registrar's office. After the expiry of one month, if no objections are received, declarations by the bride and the bridegroom shall have to be filed. Then the marriage will be solemnized. Registration will be done after solemnisation of the marriage.