A marriage certificate is legal documentation/ proof declaring the marriage of two people as per their religious beliefs and customs. Apart from this, a marriage certificate is a very important document for all the legal procedures in any country/ state. This legal certification is essential for obtaining insurance, visas, work permits, passports and other benefits. In this article, we will share details on the Odisha Marriage Certificate. Readers will get information on the Online application, Registration of Marriage, Correction in the application form and more. Also, information will be given on how to download the application form. Thus, readers are advised to read the article at the end to get important takeaways.
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Odisha Marriage Certificate
|Odisha Govt Scheme
|Department of Housing and Urban Development
|Civil/ Marriage Registrar
|Bride and Groom of the state
|Issuance of Marriage Certificates
Marriage Registration in India is done as per the Special Marriage Act 1954 or Hindu Marriage Act 1955. Marriage registration is essential in India as per the Supreme Court Regulation, 2006. The process of Registration has now been made very comfortable with the online government portals for marriage registration. Each state has their own portals for the registration of Marriages.
Marriage Registrations for the state of Odisha is done by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The department has an e-municipality portal where citizens of the state can easily register their marriages. The portal has issued more than 9000 marriage certificates through the portal. The applicants will register their marriage in their respective Municipal Corporation. Application for marriage registration will be available on the official website of the authority.
Through the website, the residents of the state will also be able to obtain a certificate for the same. After the residents apply for the certification. The certificate will be issued to the people who will complete their registration with payment. Check out the subsequent sections of this article to know about the complete application process.
Benefits of a Marriage Certificate
- It restricts fake listing of marriages
- Legal registration of marriages helps in abolishing Child Marriages.
- Secure heritage rights/ property rights
- It provides security against the basic human rights to both the bride and the groom.
- It serves as a legal document in obtaining visas, insurance, opening a bank account, etc.
Eligibility Criteria to obtain a Odisha Marriage Certificate
To obtain a marriage certificate, there are certain criteria set up which deems any applicant as eligible or not to register his/ her marriage. Some of these criteria are detailed in the section below.
|Bride- 18 years
Groom- 21 years
|The couple must be living together.
The couple must have lived in the district for a minimum period of a month, where the marriage is to be registered
|Any of the spouses must not have more than one spouse at the time of marriage.
Documents Required for Odisha Marriage Certificate
Before the eligible bride and groom go for registering their marriage, they must know certain documents that will be required for registration. We are enlisting all these documents below.
- Application Form
- Proof of Age (Bride and Groom)
- Identity Proof of Bride and Groom
- Proof of Nationality
- Joint/ combined Photograph (Bride and Groom)
- Identity Proof of Father/ Mother/ Legal Guardian (Bride and Groom)
- Identity Proof of Witnesses (Bride’s Side and Groom Side)
- Bride’s Invitation Card
- Groom’s Invitation Card
- Combined Affidavit (Bride and Groom)
- Proof of Residence- Tax Receipt of Current holding
- If Divyang bride/ groom- disability proof
- Divorce Decree (if any of the spouses is divorced)
- Death Certificate of the spouse (if any of the spouses is widow/ widower)
Odisha Marriage Certificate Online Application
The application form will consist of some important details about the bride and groom including their name, DOB, parents/ guardian name, Age, address, contact information and email. The application form will also contain details about the witnesses.
After the application is submitted to the concerned Municipal Corporation, the document verification will be done. After the verification is complete the bride and groom applicant will be notified via SMS and e-mail regarding the status of their application. If the application is accepted, the applicants will be guided for further steps.
Note: The bride and groom applying for the marriage certificate also need to be present for the physical verification at the Marriage registrar office under a ULB. The applicants will have to be present along with their witnesses, guardian/ parents and all the original documents earlier uploaded online.
There is also a provision of Offline Application for Marriage Registration. The offline application form is present at the end of this article. Applicants will have to fill up this form and submit it to the required authority. The application form will be submitted in the form of a hard copy along with all the essential documents. The applicants will be provided with a slip acknowledging their registration. After that, the marriage certificate will be issued to the couple, not less than 3-4 days after the registration.
Odisha Marriage Certificate Registration
Step 1: Visit the official website of the Odisha e-municipality. On the home page, users will see an option of Marriage Registration. Click on that option.
Step 2: Clicking on the option a pop-up will open, select your District and the Urban Local Body (ULB). Choose your district and your Municipality of Odisha/ ULB.
Step 3: Choosing it, users will now be redirected to the official page of their Municipal Corporation as per their district and Odisha Municipality. The name of your respective municipal corporation will be displayed at the top.
Step 4: On the present Marriage Registration Services page, click on the option of Apply for Marriage Registration like the one depicted below and proceed.
Fee/ Charges for Marriage Registration
Charges for marriage registration under the authority differs according to the time when the applicants register their marriage. The charges are very minimal and the applicant can pay these charges online.
|Time of Registration
|During one month of Marriage
|After one month of Marriage
Odisha Marriage Certificate Correction
An additional facility of Application Correction is available on the official portal of the Odisha e-municipality. The correction facility allows the citizens to make any type of corrections in their application form. Thus, any citizen if made any mistake in their application can easily correct it through the portal. To make corrections, users can go through their online application and make modifications. To correct their Odisha Marriage Certificate application, applicants can follow these steps:
- Visit the official web portal of Odisha e-municipality.
- On the homepage, click on the option of Marriage Registration.
- Clicking on the option, a pop up will appear on your screen. Choose your district and your ULB name.
- As you complete choosing your district/ ULB name, you will be directed to another page.
- On the next page, you will be directed to your municipality page, where you will see an option of application correction. Click on the option and proceed further.
- On the next directed page, users will have to search their application by adding their registration number and application number. Enter the numbers and click on the Search button.
While correcting the certificate application, the citizens need to make sure that any correction to the application will be possible only before the respective authority does not act on the application. Once the authority will sign and approve the certificate, no further changes to the application will be applicable.
Download Odisha Marriage Certificate
After the verification of the documents and application is completed by the authority, then only a certificate will be issued to the applicant. The certificate will be signed digitally by the concerned authority/ officer designating it as the certificate as authentic. After that, the applicants can take a printout of this certificate and use it when required.
After the authority completes up the issuing of the certificates, the details of the registration are updated on the official website of the authority. The applicants will also receive a confirmation text or email regarding the same. Thus, the applicant can download their marriage certificate from the portal. Also, the applicants can collect their certificates from the Municipal Corporation Office as well.
|Offline Marriage Registration Application Form
|Joint Affidavit and Marriage Certificate
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, changes can be made to the certificate application through the official portal but aspirants need to ensure that changes to the application will only be possible until there is no action by the authority.
Any type of correction in your application form is possible through the online portal of the municipal corporation of your area
The concerned Municipal Corporation approves the Marriage Registration Application within a week.
To obtain a duplicate marriage certificate, the applicant will have to secure it from the registrar office.
Yes, a certificate in any such case can be issued only if the applicant can produce proof of his residence in the city where he applies for the certificate. The residential proof must be of more than one month.
A marriage certificate is valid until the bride and groom remain married.
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