Marriages concluded in Kerala are governed by the Kerala Marriage Registration (Common) Regulations, 2008. In Kerala, marriage registration can be done online or through the registry office. This article will guide you through the process of registering a marriage in Kerala, the conditions of marriage, the documents to be submitted along with Form 1 and the related mandatory documents and conditions.
Marriages can be registered under the following laws:
Hindu Marriage Laws: Hindu Marriage Laws apply if both husband and wife are Hindus, Buddhists, Jains or Sikhs or have converted to one of these religions.
Special Marriage Law: Regardless of religion, you can get married under the Special Marriage Law. However, before the bride and groom are registered under the Marriage Special Act, they must go to the local registry office and apply for marriage registration.
When applying for a special marriage, the bride and groom must prove the following:
- Neither spouse is alive as of the date listed on the application.
- No one is stupid or crazy.
- Both of them had reached the age of 20 at the time of the proposal.
- Not to the extent that both are in a forbidden relationship.
Common marriage Law: An application for marriage registration under the Kerala Marriage Registration (Common) Regulations, 2008 cannot be refused on the grounds that either party’s father or mother is of a different religion, the court said.
- A certified copy of the certificate proving the age of the husband
- Certified copy of certificate proving wife’s age
- A copy of a certificate from the public hall, wedding hall, or relevant religious authority, or a Form II statement received from her MP, MLA, Gazetteer, or member of the local government regarding the celebration of the marriage. Marriage invitation is optional. Form 2 certified by an officer or elected official in the Gazette or other marriage certificate approved by the local or general registrar in the event of late application. An SSLC book, driver’s license, passport, enrollment register, or other government-issued record is acceptable as proof of age. Identify Evidence of the Bride and Groom
- Proof of address of the bride and groom
- Memorandum of Understanding signed by both spouses and two persons acting as witnesses. Please attach a copy of a certificate proving age, marriage, etc. to the application form.
An application fee of Rs. 100 must be paid along with the submission of the registration memorandum. Upon registration he can also pay a marriage certificate fee of Rs.20. In total he is Rs.120. For SC, ST or BPL individuals, the registration fee is her Rs.10. If the application is filed within 45 days of her wedding and within one year of her wedding, a certificate in Form II will be sent along with a fine of Rs.100. If the application is made one year after her, a fine of Rs.250 shall be imposed.