When it comes to exchanging vows in India’s famed Pink City, your options are limited only by your imagination. Venues range from gardens to regal 18th century palace hotels. This romantic city dates back to the 17th century and is filled with old world charm.
- Establish intent to marry. Post notice of your impending marriage in the local newspaper as well as on the registrar office’s notice board. The couple can marry after it has been posted for 30 days, provided there are no objections.
- Provide a number of documents to the marriage registrar after exchanging vows in a civil ceremony. • Submit a letter from the High Commission stating that you are free to marry. The Consular Section can issue a certificate called a “Statement in lieu of Certificate of Non-impediment”.
- A passport or birth certificate to verify age must be provided.
- Proof that the couple has been in India for at least 30 days.
- Submit two passport-sized photographs for each individual and a marriage photograph.
- Couples must reside in the country for at least 30 days prior to appearing before a local marriage registrar. Then there is another 30-day waiting period.
Service Options and Contacts
- Religious and civil ceremonies are legally recognized.
- Additional Divisional Magistrates can perform civil ceremonies with three witnesses.
- The Hindu Marriage Act requires couples (Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists) to obtain a marriage certificate.
- For info, contact Mrs. Preeti Saran, Consul General email@example.com or Consulate-General 365 Bloor St. E., 7th Floor, Toronto, ON, M4W 3L4.