Aadhaar Card NOT Mandatory for Marriage Registration : List of Supporting Documents for Marriage Registration

By | June 26, 2014

After the Supreme court order to Government that it should not make Aadhar compulsory in essential services, state government of Delhi & Jharkhand  has to withdraw the order of making Aadhar card compulsory for Marriage registration. Aadhaar card is a 12-digit unique identification number which can be allotted by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of Government of India. In many states governments making Aadhaar card compulsory for many places. In the starting Delhi government and the Jharkhand state government make Aadhaar card compulsory for the registration of their marriage. In the new scheme the both buyer and seller are require to present their Aadhaar card and the government registration department also been informed for the changes brought to the system and also the witnesses also carry their Aadhaar card with them.
The order comes into the effect from 1st January, 2014 it states that in the form for registration of marriage applicants has to give Aadhaar card information under the Hindu Marriage Act, Registration of marriages under Special Marriage Act, Solemnization of marriages under the Hindu Marriage Act. Due to this order for Aadhar No required for different registration, people are getting problem or people fail to present their Aadhaar card at the time of the registration of their marriage due to which the registration process would not be completed. The reason behind this problem is that there are still lots of people who have not received their Aadhaar card. So to avoid this problem if you don’t have Aadhar No. then provide Enrolment No and Any one – PAN/Voter Card/I-Card/Passport/DL/Other-specify as ID Proof No.
But now from 2014 the Aadhaar card is not compulsory for the marriage registration after Supreme Court orders. Supreme Court said that the Aadhaar card is not compulsory in the essential services just like gas connection, vehicle registration, scholarships, marriage registration, salaries and provident fund etc. Supreme Court also said that no citizen should suffer for the want of Aadhaar card. But now those how appear as witness for the registration they need their Aadhaar card which have 12-digit individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India. The Aadhaar card are not compulsory for the marriage registration by the said ordered and also because of the large population of India still not received their Aadhaar card on their address or on their home.

List of supporting documents for Marriage Registration:

1. Application form duly field and signed by Husband and Wife
2. Fee of Rs.100/- to be deposited. The receipt to be appended with the application form
3. Copy of AADHAAR card of both the parties. In case AADHAAR No. has not been received, AADHAAR Enrolment No. and Identity proof like PAN/Passport/Driving
License/EPIC card is to be provided.
4. Self attested documentary evidence of date of birth of both parties.
5. Self attested residential proof of both the parties (Voter I-Card/Ration Card/Driving License/Passport etc.
6. Self attested Marriage Invitation card, if available.
7. Separate Affidavits from husband and wife (to be prepared on Rs. 10/- stamp paper and duly attested by Notary Public Or Oath Commissioner) giving :-
a) Date and Place of Marriage.
b) Date of Birth.
c) Martial Status at the time of Marriage.
d) Affirmation that the parties are not related to each other within the prohibited degree of relationship as per Hindu Marriage Act.
e) Citizenship.
f) I belong to _________________ (Religion).
8. Passport size photograph of both parties (2 Copies each) as well their Ceremonial photographs pasted on a plain paper duly attested by any Officer/Official of
Central or State Governments or Union Territory Administration of PSU/Autonomous bodies whose identity can be established or by any person
having PAN of Income Tax and AADHAAR No.
9. Attested copy of divorce decree/order in case of divorce and death certificate of spouse in case of widow/widower.
10. Where marriage has been solemnized at a religious place, a certificate from the priest is required.
11. In case one of a foreign national, certificate from the Embassy concerned regarding his or her present material status.
12. In case one of the parties belongs to other than Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sikhs religions, a conversion certificate from the priest who solemnized the marriage is
13. For the purpose of identification, the proof may be in the form of a certificate containing the attested photographs of the husband and wife duly attested by any Officer/official of central or state governments or Union Territory Administration of PSU/Autonomous bodies whose identity can be established or by any person having PAN of Income Tax and Residential Proof. The said person/witness will have to report (along with original documents of his /her Identity/PAN Card & Residential Proof) in the office of Marriage Registrar along with marriage parties on the date & time given for the Registration of Marriage.

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