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Marriage Registration Procedures in Tamil Nadu

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In India a marriage certificate is the official record that two people have undertaken a marriage ceremony. To obtain the marriage certificate first you need register your marriage.



Following instructions and procedure will help you to register the Marriage.


Eligibility for Marriage:

  • Either Bridegroom or Bride can register their marriage.


  • Bridegroom/Bride should have completed 21/18 years respectively


Registration of Hindu Marriages Solemnized:

  • Marriages solemnized under Hindu customs/ non-customary
  • Bridegroom/Bride should have completed 21/18 years respectively
  • Proof of marriage

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

ü  Residence of bride.

ü  Residence of bridegroom.

ü  Solemnization place.


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:

ü  Solemnization place.




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.


Required Information’s for Marriage Registration:

  • Particulars of Husband / Husband’s Father/Mother and Wife / Wife’s Father/Mother

ü  Full Name

ü  Religion

ü  Caste

ü  Date of Birth

ü  Age

ü  Marital Status before the date of marriage of Husband and wife

ü  Occupation

ü  Permanent Address

ü  Present Address

ü  Passport Number (If available)

  • Particulars of NRI of both Husband and wife (If any)
  • Date of Marriage
  • Place of Marriage
  • Name and Address of the person who solemnized the Marriage. (If any)
  • Place, namely the Village, Taluk and District where the marriage was solemnized, with full address.
  • Particulars of 3 witness


Procedure for Marriage Registration:

  • Reach you nearest registrar office submit the completed application form with required documents and fees.
  • Both, husband and wife should be present before registrar (Prior appointment is needed) – Both have to sign the Register in front of the Registrar in the office.
  • There should be at least 4 people with them to support their marriage and two of them sign for witness
  • Original Marriage Invitation and at least one photo showing both in wedding dress with garlands, etc.

Note: If you cannot find out the nearest registrar office, go to Ashok Nagar Registrar office (near pillar) to find out where is your nearby registrar office (for Gundy Area). Ashok Nagar Registrar office is the old shopping complex next to Udhayam Theater (near pillar).


Required Documents for Registration:

  • Marriage Proof

ü  Wedding Invitation (or)

ü  Temple Marriage Receipts (or)

ü  Any proof of marriage solemnization

  • Residence

ü   Employee ID Card (or)

ü   Ration Card (or)

ü   Driving License (or)

ü   Passport or Visa

  • Age

ü  Birth Certificate (or)

ü  School/College Certificate (or)

ü  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.

  • Witnesses

ü  Id card for minimum two witness to be produced


Fees for Marriage Registration:

  • For the registration of a Marriage which will be exclusive of any other fees levied by devasthanam for marriages in temples: Rs.100.00
  • For a certified copy of an entry in Hindu Marriage Register: Rs. 10.00
  • For making a search

ü  if the entry is of the current: Rs. 10.00

ü  if the entry relates to any previous year or years (for each such year): Rs. 10.00

  • 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
  • Application fees for registering a marriage at any place outside the office of the marriage Registrar: Rs.200.00


Validity of Marriage Certificate:

Marriage certificate shall be valid forever.

Document to Use:

FORM – I, Application for registration of Hindu Marriage under the Tamil Nadu Hindu Marriage (Registration) Rules, 1967.
Application for obtaining certified copy of marriage registration

Processing Time:

You will get your marriage certificate in 4 to 5 days. You have to go back to the registrar office to collect it.


Nov 10, 2014
Categories :Tamil Matrimony
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