Assam Marriage Certificate
Assam Marriage Certificate
Marriage has to be compulsorily registered to prove that you are legally married to someone. In Assam, marriage can be registered either under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or Special Marriage Act, 1954. The marriages registration process can be done online or through the Registrar offices in Assam. On registering a marriage, an Assam marriage certificate will be issued. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining Assam marriage certificate.
Purpose of Marriage Certificate
Marriage needs to be registered for the following purposes.
- To prevent child marriages.
- For enabling widows to claim an inheritance.
- To help women to exercise their rights of maintenance from husband and custody of children.
- To serve as a deterrent to husbands deserting their wives.
- To claim bank deposits and life insurances, in the event of spouse passing away.
In Assam, to obtain a marriage certificate, the following criteria must be fulfilled
- The bride and groom should not be less than 18 and 21 years of age respectively.
- The bride and groom must have lived for at least one month in the district where marriage is to be registered.
The following documents are to be produced at the time of submitting the application form:
- Proof of Marriage
- Proof of date of birth of Bride and Bridegroom
- Residence Proof of Bride and Bridegroom
- Photograph of both parties
- Marriage Invitation Card
- Marriage Photograph (Couple Photograph)
The charges applicable under special marriage act and Hindu marriage Act are listed below:
- The application fee for marriage is Rs.2/-
- The issuance of certificate fee is Rs 6/-
- Assam Right to Public Service (ARTPS) fee is Rs.200/-
After the submission of all essential documents to the concerned office, the Assam marriage certificate will be issued within 90 days.
The Hindu marriage registration is done by all Sub-Registrars and registrations of special marriages are done by only Registering Officers in the District Head Quarter only. Marriage Officer (normally, EAC (Judicial) of the Deputy Commissioner’s office is designated as the Marriage Officer).
Procedure for Registration of Marriage certificate
To obtain Assam marriage certificate, follow the steps specified here:
Step 1: Please visit the official e-district portal of Assam Government.
Step 2: Click on “Online Services” option which is visible on the home page.
Step 3: Then select “Downloading e-forms with Supporting documents” from the dropdown to download the marriage registration application form. The application form for marriage registration is enclosed below:
Step 4: Now take print of the application form and enter the necessary details in the application and attach all the prescribed documents.
Step 5: One needs to submit the duly filled application form to the concerned authority of the Registrar office.
Note: After submitting the application form the applicant will be provided with an application number as an acknowledgement to check the application status.
Track Application Status
To track the status of the application, visit the official website of Assam Government. Now enter your application number to view the status of the application. Once approved, then the certificate will be issued within the prescribed time from the date of application. The certificate can be downloaded online as well.
Marriage Registration Verification
Select certificate verification option from home page of Assam government. The page will redirect to a new page, enter the application number and click on the “Submit” button to verify the details of your marriage certificate.
Download Marriage Certificate
Through acknowledgement number, online marriage certificate can also be downloaded. The applicant will have to log in to the official website of your State Government. Then click on the Download Certificate option under the online service menu on the home page. Enter your acknowledgement number and click on the “Get Certificate” button.
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