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Meghalaya Marriage Certificate


Meghalaya Marriage Certificate

Marriages solemnized in the State of Meghalaya are to be compulsory registered under the Marriage Registration Act, 2012. The marriage certificate is an official document provided by the Government that certifies two people are married under the relevant Act. In Meghalaya, the Marriage Registrar issues the marriage certificate on registering the marriage. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining a marriage certificate in detail.

Meghalaya Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

All marriages solemnized under the  Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 should possess the following conditions that have to be satisfied by the bride and groom.

  • Marriages performed under Hindu customs
  • Bride and Groom should be Hindus.
  • Age of the bridegroom should be 21 years and bride should have completed 18 years at the time of marriage.
  • Registration of marriage should be completed within three months after the solemnization of marriage under the Act.

Meghalaya Special Marriage Act, 1954

For registration of special marriage in Meghalaya, the following conditions must be satisfied:

  • Groom age should be 21 years and bride should have completed 18 years at the event of solemnization
  • Marriage registration can be done with the Registrar Officer in Residence of bridegroom or residence of bride or Solemnization place
  • In the case of special marriage registration, a notice of intended marriage will be first provided. If there is no objection for the marriage within 30 days from the notice, marriage will be registered.

Reasons for Obtaining a Marriage Certificate

Marriage certificate grants social security, especially to married women’s. Further, marriage certificate requires for obtaining or changing various other documents like passport, claiming bank deposit, ration card, PAN card name change, etc.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for a marriage certificate in the state of Meghalaya, the applicant needs to satisfy the following eligible conditions:

  •  The bride should be 18 years and above.
  • The groom must be and 21 years of age and above.
  • The applicant needs to be a permanent resident of Meghalaya.

Documents Required

To apply for the marriage certificate, furnish the following document along with the application:

Proof of marriage- Wedding invitation card.

Proof of residence– Aadhaar card, Ration card, Driving license etc.

Proof of ageBirth certificate.

Photograph-Two passport size photos of both bride and groom.

Proof of Witness-Two witness ID card.

Government Fee

The applicable charges for marriage registration are below:

Application Fee

  • The applicant has to possess a fee of Rs.10 if marriage registered within 60 days from the date of marriage.
  • The applicant has to possess a penalty fee of Rs.100 if marriage registered after sixty days up to 120 days from the date of marriage.
  • The applicant has to possess a penalty fee of Rs. 50 for each month delay – if marriage registered after 120 days from the date of marriage.

Marriage Certificate Fee

The marriage certificate will be issued in free of cost as a proof of marriage registration.

Procedure for Registration of Marriage Certificate

To complete the marriage registration in the State of Meghalaya, follow the procedure given below:

Step 1: The applicant has to obtain the application form (Form B) for registration from the Registrar Office.

Step 2: Fill the appropriate application form duly by providing the following details in the application form.

  • Both the bride and groom name and address.
  • Family details.
  • Marriage details.
  • Witness details.

Form B is below for quick reference:

marriage application

Step 3: After providing all details in the application form, submit the application along with required documents to the registrar office.

Step 4: After verifying application form and all other documents the applicant can collect the marriage certificate.