Legalizing/Registering Indian Marriage at French Embassy

#1 Jun 21st, 2010, 02:33
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Namaste to all,

I am hoping that anyone who has first hand experience of legalizing / registering their indian special marriage act certificate ( between a french and an indian citizen ) will share here, how it went?

How long did the whole thing take ?

Did you ask for the no-objection certificate ( publication des bans) prior to registering the marriage in France ?

Let me know if you tried instead the second option of registering the special marriage act at the french embassy without prior publication in France. Was it a smooth process?

I would also like to ask more questions about obtention of french nationality for the indian spouse, but let's see first who has experience of these particular matters here.

Thank you so much.

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#2 Jun 21st, 2010, 03:08
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Is there some special French law about marrying people abroad?

Because normally you get married, have a marriage certificate to prove it, and that's it - marriages to foreigners don't usually need "legalising" with their embassy do they?
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Some countries either require the registration of overseas marriages, some may give the option of registering them. To us Brits it is an altogether strange idea, as our country doesn't care who we marry or where.

Which category France comes in, I have no idea. I would have thought that the appropriate French government department website would be the best source and as my French is worse than my Tamil (you should see me trying to pronounce road names in Pondicherry!) I can't help any further.

Not that I did much, anyway
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Well, you helped broaden my outlook at least, I had no idea that some countries required you to register overseas marriages. I shall follow this thread with interest.
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I think that Mirjamd posted about the procedure in Netherlands --- and I have a vague idea that, since she did it, they have stopped requiring it. I think somewhere else in E. Europe, and somewhere Asian, among our many marriage threads: maybe it was Thailand?

I could have imagined the whole thing!
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Philippines are one example:
http://www.newdelhipe.com/marriage-report.html
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Ahh... yes, it was a philippine member's posts I was remembering.
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Originally Posted by Haylo View Post Is there some special French law about marrying people abroad?

Because normally you get married, have a marriage certificate to prove it, and that's it - marriages to foreigners don't usually need "legalising" with their embassy do they?
Many do - Israel, Brazil and Ireland ? There are anecdotal accounts from folks in my 'nabe.
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some things are non-sense everywhere... and the bureaucracy is not a privilege of India...

I am still hoping somebody who had specific dealing with the french embassy in Delhi can give me a clue, it seems to me they do like paperwork.
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HI! Its been few months that u put this post (feb 2010).I am sure there has been some advancements in your process. Kindly enlighen me with the same... as me ( an indian from kolkata) and my boyfriend ( french citizen residing in france) are planning to get married in august..for sometime we have been totally lost with so many different ways we are lead to, which ultimately led to zero result so far....but now, somehow we have gathered this information, that to marry in india, he needs to have a 'no-objection letter' from the consulate, and then we can marry here under the Special Marriage Act 1954.....if u have already been through the process, please help me with an extensive detail of your experience..

thanks in advance....
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Even between Scotland and Netherlands I had to do this. Send of the maariage certificate to be rubber stamped as authentic, not to mention the hoops I had to jump trough to get the statement my wife wasn't already married.....Grrrrrr I was not a happy bunny with the Dutch authorities.
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Originally Posted by taninico View Post HI! Its been few months that u put this post (feb 2010).I am sure there has been some advancements in your process. Kindly enlighen me with the same... as me ( an indian from kolkata) and my boyfriend ( french citizen residing in france) are planning to get married in august..for sometime we have been totally lost with so many different ways we are lead to, which ultimately led to zero result so far....but now, somehow we have gathered this information, that to marry in india, he needs to have a 'no-objection letter' from the consulate, and then we can marry here under the Special Marriage Act 1954.....if u have already been through the process, please help me with an extensive detail of your experience..

thanks in advance....


hi,

i am an indian girl married to french citizen under indian law, fighting this madness of getting my marriage registered from 8years now with french consulate ,mumbai.
i have a son who has just now completed his 6th year and running in his 7th year.now the french consulate wants me to register my marriage by telling me to do 'transcription'.????can u help?
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What is the necessity of registering your marriage with French consulate? Is France one of the handful of countries that requires its citizens to inform them of marriages abroad?

If so, what are the problems you have been having?
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Originally Posted by nicolas16 View Post can u help?
Your husband, the french national should be dealing with the french consulate.

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Alas ! It's the french way of doing things
#15 May 5th, 2013, 13:21
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thank you very much for sharing such priceless experience on this wonderful forum.
i am a permanent resident of a district of West Bengal. i want to marry my french girlfriend under The Special Marriage Act. she wants to come here for two weeks in august (15-30) for the notification and get back to France. and then she will return in October (15-30) for the registration of the marriage.
i have spoken to the local marriage registrar and he told me that there is no problem if she does not stay here during that 30 days of notification period. for the notification, he asked, for both of us : ID proof, Address proof, Dob proof and Photo. i would like to be careful and register my marriage with the french consulate smoothly. so, i need advice from you who have knowledge of the situation. my questions are :
<1> will there be any problem if she leaves India during the notification period?
<2> when asked, he told me that she does not need any Celibacy Certificate. So, will there be any problem with the french consulate if we marry without it?
<3> do we need any permission from the french consulate regarding eligibility before registering our marriage with the local registrar?

looking forward to a swift response. thanks...

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