- The customary marriage
- The non-customary marriage i,e Civil Marriage.
Any person ,irrespective of religion or caste or region can get married under Special Marriage Act i.e inter-caste or inter-religious are recognized under the Special Marriage Act.
- Both bride&bridegroom should be of Marriageable age :girl/bride should be 18 yrs and boy /bridegroom should be 21
- There should be valid consent.
- They should not fall under degree of prohibited relationship.
- Only Unmarried or previous marriage should have been dissolved legally.
- A Notice of intended marriage by parties/partners in a prescribed format ,as given in the second schedule of S.M Act.
- Must have resided in the place proceeding date, on the date of notice.
- Such notice should be affixed on the notice board for intended marriage for any objections.
- Notice book to be maintained by marriage officer for public inspection.
- If partners are not residing within local limits of district marriage registrar office,District marriage officer will transmit the notice to concerned district marriage district officer ,where parties residing.
- Any Person/persons may file objection to the intended marriage before expiry of 30 days from the date of notice,if any conditions are violated as laid down in the above said act.
- The Marriage officer shall dispose of said objections after hearing both parties,may uphold or refuse to register the marriage.
- Aggrieved party can approach concerned District Marriage Officer for an appeal against refusal of registration of marriage.
- Divorcee should attach a copy of divorce decree.
- Three witnesses and age proof [SSC certificate]
- On the date of intended marriage,both parties will sign register maintained by M.O along with two witnesses. and the certificate of Marriage will be issued by M.O to the couple.Hence ,the marriage will become legal.