A Pilibhit court marriage happens when there is neither bride nor groom. The bride may not wish to marry a stranger, especially if the marriage does not involve dowry. If the marriage is to happen anyway, the bride will refuse the handover to the groom. There are three options available to those wishing to get married outside the traditional channels. The first option is through the customary courts. In such cases, the case is heard by the customary judges. If the judge believes the marriage is customary, he will require the bride and groom to be present. The judge may also require proof that the marriage was sponsored by the families of the bride and groom, or that the families did not make any effort to sponsor the marriage. Once the case has reached the court, either party can file for an exception from the usual procedure. Such a request is granted only if the bride's parents, or the bride herself, can prove that the marriage is not customary. The judge will then dismiss the case, and the bride and groom may now proceed with the marriage. This process is often messy, and it might not be possible for the bride and groom to reach an agreement without the help of a mediator. Court marriage in arya amaj is considered to be more solemn and also the process of getting married is a very difficult and tough one. There are many things that need to be completed before getting the marriage papers approved by the judge. It is a very tough task to get your marriage papers approved as there are many rules and regulations involved and if you are unable to complete all the rituals then the marriage would not be considered to be legal. Court marriage in arya amaj is considered to be the most common form of marriage in the community.
Court Marriage is a common procedure, which has to be followed by everyone. If a marriage is not registered it is not considered valid during legal procedures such as, applying for a joint home loan. You could also be fined for not registering your marriage. It is a rule that all the marriages have to be registered whether you are having a wedding ceremony or not.
A marriage certificate is an important proof, in case there are some problems between you and your spouse in the future and a legal action needs to be taken.
Advantages of Court Marriage Certificate:-
• Certificate of Marriage is a document, which provides valuable evidence of marriage;
• Certificate of Marriage is a document providing social security, self-confidence particularly among married Women.
• Court Marriage Certificate is useful in getting the visa for the wife/husband.
• It will be helpful in claiming the Bank deposits or Life Insurance benefits when the depositee or the Insurer dies without a nomination or otherwise.
Documents required for the Performance & Registration of Court Marriage
1. Passport Size Photographs – four each of Marrying Persons.
2. Residential Proof (Voter Card / Passport / Ration Car / Driving License / Bank Passbook / Lease Deed / Rent Deed) of Marrying Persons.
3. Date of Birth Proof (Municipal Corporation Certificate, X th or XII th Examination Certificate, Passport, PAN Card) of Marrying Persons.
4. If any party is divorcee Certified copy of Decree of Divorce granted by the Court.
5. If any party is widow / widower Death Certificate of the dead spouse.
6. If any party is a Foreign Citizen or holding a foreign Passport or is having foreign residential address – Certificate of Present Marital Status of the party / No Impediment Certificate / NOC from concerned Embassy and Valid VISA.
7. Two Witnesses (Both should be major)