Foreigner marriage registration in Chennai
Guide on how to register Foreigner Christian marriage in Chennai
Planning for doing foreign national Christian marriage registration in Tamilnadu :
If you plan to do marriage and registration in Chennai , first you have to plan your convenient place to have church/ hall ceremony and registration in Tamilnadu. If place is confirmed book your flight ticket in advance and then start all the paper works like single status , NOC , Affidavit etc.
Note : single status certificate not mandatory for Christian marriage registration in Chennai. If possible you can get , if not possible you can visit India just passport and visa.
There is no specific visa requirements for foreign national Christian marriage registration in Tamilnadu. Any type of visa is valid for foreign national Christian marriage registration in Tamilnadu.
You can get tourist visa for foreign national Christian marriage registration in Tamilnadu. That is enough to get married in Tamilnadu.
Documents required for foreign national Christian marriage registration in Tamilnadu :
- Age proof for both Husband/Groom and Wife/Bride :(Any one of following Document)
- Birth Certificate (or)
- School / collage Transfer Certificate (or)
- School / collage mark sheet (or)
- Address proof for both Husband/Groom and Wife/Bride :(Any one of following Document)
- Aadhar Card (or)
- Passport (or)
- Driving License (or)
- Voter ID
- Ration Card
- National IC /visa
passport size photos 8 Nos for both
- Additional Documents : ( If Applicable)
- Invitation 2 & Church Certificate _
- Single status certificate _ (If bride or groom is foreign national )
- Divorce order/ Death certificate _ (If bride or groom Divorcee/Widower )
Who can be a witness for foreign national Christian marriage registration in Tamilnadu :
There is no necessary to bring witnesses from their country for the purpose of registration.
You can give any available local witness and you can save the money and time.
If you cannot arrange witness, you can request your consultant to arrange witness. They may arrange witness.
Single status certificate for foreign national Christian marriage registration in Tamilnadu :
There is no law to insist single status for foreign national Christian marriage registration in Tamilnadu.
But the same time, to avoid unnecessary troubles in future , Christian pastors will ask for single status certificate to register foreign national marriage registration in Tamilnadu.
Also single status certificate can be obtained easily in all the foreign countries.
For example Philippines government will issue single status on same day without any hindrance.
Who will issue single status :
The issuing authority will vary country to country .
For example ,
- In Philippines, registration department will issue sinlge status certificate.
- In Canada , immigration department or local Embassy also will issue single status certificate.
- In UK, no single status certificate will be issued to marry in foreign country.
So you can enquire about single status certificate issuing authority in your home country itself.
Where you can do foreign national Christian marriage registration smoothly in Chennai:
For various reasons, Chennai Vadapalani is the comfortable place to do foreign national Christian marriage registration in Tamilnadu. Not only for Tamilnadu for entire India Chennai Vadapalani is the convenient place for international marriages. Because one can get married easily on same day and there is a possibility to get marriage certificate also on same day.
Some consultancy will provide free hall and also they will make all arrangements to bring the pastor to hall for smooth wedding ceremony.
So that many foreigner couples prefer Chennai Vadapalani for foreign national Christian marriage registration in Chennai.
Under which act foreigner Christian marriage will be registered :
Foreigner marriage can be registered under any one of following act :
- Tamilnadu marriage Act
- Special marriage Act
- Christian marriage Act
You can register under any one of above said act. But the Tamilnadu marriage act certificate only will carry couples photographs. So that many couples prefer this act for foreign national Christian marriage registration in Tamilnadu.
If you go for Christian marriage act , no need to visit sub registrar office for registration.
Based on your wedding ceremony the pastors will arrange to get government marriage certificate from Inspector general of registration ,Santhome, Chennai.
Parents presence :
Usually Christian registrars will not ask parents and if you go far Tamilnadu act they will ask both parents presence at the time of marriage registration. But the same time you can manage without the parents and you can manage with Indian bride/ groom parents presence or without both the parents presence.
Legally parents presence not required and there is possibility to do foreign national Christian marriage registration without both parents.
Foreign marriage & Registration procedure in Chennai :
Reach Chennai on your convenient date (your preferred date) and complete your smart and simple Christian wedding by exchanging ring/garlands. Get Christian marriage certificate within a week
If you wish to register under Tamilnadu Act, Visit sub registrar office on same day with required documents and witnesses and complete Tamilnadu marriage registration process on same day.
Usually one or two days is enough to complete the tamilnadu marriage act registration process. If possible plan to stay minimum one week to compete the process smoothly.
If you not prefer to small ceremony , you have to wait another 30 days to compete the foreign national Christian marriage registration process.
When can get Christian foreigner marriage certificate :
Usually you can get marriage certificate within 24 hours for tamilnadu marriage act registration.
For Christian act it will take one week to get government marriage certificate.
For special marriage, it will take 30 days to get government marriage certificate.
Couples presence not compulsory to receive original marriage certificate. Foreign national Christian bride or groom can leave India immediately after registration. Any authorized person can collect the original marriage certificate.
Christian Marriage certificate Attestation in Chennai :
Indian attestation may vary country to country. Most of the countries will ask attestation for spouse visa process.
So after getting marriage certificate, you can get attestation also in Chennai.
Presence not mandatory to get attestation. Only original marriage certificate and both passport copy is enough to get attestation.
Note : Christian marriage Act certificate itself most valuable for all legal process including visa. So you can opt for always Christian act for foreigner marriage.