Marriage Certificate Attestation

In some jurisdictions a marriage certificate is the official record that two people have undertaken a marriage ceremony. In some other jurisdictions, a marriage license serves a dual purpose of granting permission for a marriage to take place and then recording the fact that it has done so.

Marriage certificate holds the official records of your marriage and recording the fact that it has done so. The marriage Certificate Attestation process starts form the state of the home country from where the certificate is issued. The applicant must get their original and its xerox copies attested from the concerned authorities of that state. Secondly these certificates are verified by the Ministry Of External Affairs followed by the verification from the foreign embassy and finally attestation from the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs.

Attestation is required for the following purposes :-

  • To bring spouse.
  • Adding spouse name in the passport.
  • To admit wife for delivery in the hospital.
  • To apply for passport for children.
  • To cohabit with a member of the opposite sex.

Attestation Procedure:

  • Attestation from country where the marriage was solemnized.
  • Attestation from country where the family visa is being applied.

It is mandatory to get the marriage certificate attested in case the couple wishes to live together in a foreign country as this attested document is proof of the marriage being legalized by the country of origin.

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