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Marriage Registration

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PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION OF A MARRIAGE
(Completed in 2 stages)
STAGE I:
Filling the Declaration of Marriage in the Office
Necessary:
(a) Presence of the Bride-groom & Bride Plus both parents if Bride is below 21 years of age.
(b) Birth Certificate of Bride groom -Issued by competent Authority
(c) Birth Certificate of Bride -Issued by competent Authority
(d) Domicile/residence Cert. (Continuous residence) issued by Mamlatdars/Sarpanch of Taluka/Village/Chief Officer/Chairman of the Municipal Council/Commissioner/Mayor of CCP; of more than six Months immediately before filling of the declaration.
(Note: certificate should have been issued within 30 days prior to the date of declaration to be filed in the Civil Registration Office.
(e) Registration Fee: See fee chart above
(Note: Special documents/requirements: See below).

BETWEEN STAGE I AND II THERE IS A STATUTORY WAITING PERIOD OF 15 DAYS INCLUDING 2 SUNDAYS FOR PUBLICATION OF NOTICE.
(EXCEPTION: Waiver of waiting period may be obtained in deserving cases from the Delegado (A.P.P.) of the respective jurisdiction.
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STAGE-II:
Actual Registration of a Marriage
Necessary:
Only the presence of the Bride-groom, Bride and 2 witnesses, (PLUS Parents incase bride is between 18 to 21 years of age, additional witnesses of Interpreter, etc., if advised at the Declaration Stage).

(Roman Catholic couple opting for Canonical Marriage in Church, has to come and collect the certificate from Civil Registration Office, either in person, or through some authorized person, for submitting the same to the church authorities . It would be in their interest to verify personally that their marriage record actually reaches the respective Civil Registration Office in time after their religious marriage in church).

SPECIAL DOCUMENTS/REQUIREMENTS:
1. Any party is a foreign national. (Court document)
2. Residence outside Goa for more than 1 year. (Oath)
3. Residence of one party outside Goa (Affidavit)
3. Minority of Bride (21) (Consent of Parents/Court)
4. Previous Divorce/Widowhood. (Waiting period)
5. Relation within 3 degrees of collateral line. (Governor‟s permission)
6. Illiteracy/dumbness/deafness. (Additional witness/interpreter)
7. Urgency of registration. (Imminent death /delivery, etc. Spl. Provisions)
8. Physical inability – Marriage outside office (Witnesses/Fees)
9. Marriage through Proxy. (Special Power of Attorney)
10. Ante nuptial contracts. (Copy of documents)
11. Other Extra-ordinary/special circumstances (consult Civil
Registration Office)

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