Odisha Marriage Certificate
Odisha Marriage Certificate
A marriage certificate is a legal document which certifies that two people are married. In Odisha, the civil registrar is responsible for issuing a marriage certificate. Marriage certificate incorporates details such as the date, time and place where the marriage was solemnized. The Supreme Court has mandated the registration of marriage for every Indian irrespective of their religion, caste and creed. Married couples as per their religion can register their marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act, Special Marriage Act or Christian Marriage Act. In this article, we look at the procedure for registration of marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954 in Odisha.
Benefits of Obtaining a Marriage Certificate
Marriage certificate provides social security, particularly to married women. Further, a marriage certificate would be required for changing or obtaining various documents like passport, ration card, PAN Card, etc.
In Odisha, to obtain a marriage registration certificate, the following criteria must be fulfilled:
- The minimum age of the bride and groom should be 18 and 21 years respectively.
- Married couples must be living together.
- At the time of marriage registration, there should not be more than one spouse for any of the couples.
- The couples must have lived for at least one month in the district where marriage is to be registered.
While applying for a marriage certificate, attach the following documents:
- Form of application
- Birth Certificate
- Affidavits from both bride and groom
- Residence Certificate
- Nationality Certificate
- Passport size photographs of both the parties
Online Application Procedure
The applicant must follow the below-given procedures to apply for the marriage certificate:
Step 1: The applicant must visit the official web portal of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).
Step 2: Now click on the “Apply Marriage Certificate” option under the “Online services” option found on the home page.
Step 3: On the next page, “Online Marriage Certificate Application Form” appears.
Step 4: Now, fill all the required details in the application form and click on the ‘Apply’ button.
Step 5: After successfully filling the application, you will receive an acknowledgement reference number.
To obtain a marriage certificate, the applicant has to visit the official web portal of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC). Download the application form by clicking on the “Marriage Certificate Form Set” option on the portal. The application form will appear as follows:
The applicant has to take the print out and fill the application form in a prescribed format by enclosing the prescribed documents. Then submit the form to the designated official in the office, who will provide the applicant with an acknowledgement. On submission of the form, the concerned authority will issue the marriage certificate within three days from the date of registration.
In Odisha, the treasury challan will cost Rs. 17, if registered within 1 month of marriage. In case of registration after 30 days of marriage, then the treasury challan will amount to Rs. 42/-.