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Hi all...sorry if this has been asked somewhere on this forum already! My situation...I'm from the US on a work visa, I've been working in India for around 9 years now (I know FRO offices in 6 cities pretty well)....so my girlfriend in Indian from Kolkata and her and her cousin are staying with me here in Hyderabad. Now we are seriously talking about marraige (first time for me!), so would we have to return to where she is from in Cal or can we do this here in Hyd? Any advice on the best way to go about this?

Thanks in advance!
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Where ever you feel comfortable getting married. For the purposes of legal matter, a marriage certificate from a registrar is all that one needs for future paperwork(s). Why dont you register the marriage in HYD or CCU
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well....I think both of us would prefer to get married here in Hyderabad - like a simple civil ceremony....later we can do the whole family thing later in the year or something...

What papers will we need to go to get registered does anyone know?
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Search the site for 'marriage foreigner' or similar and you'll find loads of info.

My wife and I were married 2007 in Delhi under the Special Marriage Act (I was on a work visa at the time) and it was quite simple. You'll need a 'No Objection Certificate' (see post #6) from the US Embassy, which took me all of 10 minutes to get in Delhi. After filling out the various forms adn notarized copies of various documents & waiting the mandatory 30 days, it was done in a simple if inelegant ceremony at the District Commissioner's office. One year later you can get your PIO card, and only see the FRO every 15 years...
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ok...thanks very much! I think what I will do is visit the US consulate here, and then find which registrar office to go to....actually there may be a problem since she lives in Kolkata but doesn't have any proof of residence, or even a passport for that matter. I have the lease on my flat here in Hyd though and it's in my name...
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The Chennai consulate did well for me and is, of course, fairly convenient to Hyderabad-Secunderabad. The longer you are married the easier it is to execute a visa for future reference..
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Pablo, I think she should have at least a ration card to show as address proof even if it is a Calcutta address. Being issued by the government, I would think that would suffice as address proof. I have got no problems getting new phone connections etc. showing Calcutta address proofs (not with a ration card though - I usually used DL/passport/PAN card).
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Originally Posted by pablo1966 View Post Hi all...sorry if this has been asked somewhere on this forum already! My situation...I'm from the US on a work visa, I've been working in India for around 9 years now (I know FRO offices in 6 cities pretty well)....so my girlfriend in Indian from Kolkata and her and her cousin are staying with me here in Hyderabad. Now we are seriously talking about marraige (first time for me!), so would we have to return to where she is from in Cal or can we do this here in Hyd? Any advice on the best way to go about this?

Thanks in advance!
Pablo, I myself just married my Indian husband in June. I am also an American citizen. You would need to marry under the Special Marriage Act, which requires 30 day notice. You can do it in either area, provided one of you can prove you have lived in that area for more than 30 days.

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Originally Posted by RicheekRoy View Post Pablo, I think she should have at least a ration card to show as address proof even if it is a Calcutta address. Being issued by the government, I would think that would suffice as address proof. I have got no problems getting new phone connections etc. showing Calcutta address proofs (not with a ration card though - I usually used DL/passport/PAN card).
RicheekRoy, This would work if they are planning to get married in Kolkata. In order to get married in Hyderabad, the OP would need address proof of living there.

I know that when I went we had to get a NOC (no-objection certificate) from the US Embassy in Delhi. Although, my husband has said that the marriage registrar would have married us without it, but that it is best to have it. We provided:

This is what we needed:
  • NOC (no-objection certificate) from US Embassy in Delhi
  • Copy of my passport
  • Copy of husband's PAN / Voter ID Card
  • Copy of my Divorce papers (showing I was single)

We filled (meaning my husband did) filled out like 2-3 papers, multiple times and picked a date that was 30 days after that day. Then we arrived on that specific date and were married.

I am not sure if the FRRO will be able to tell you the marriage registrars, but I'm sure if you google it you will be able to find out (that's how we did).

We paid Rs 700 for the wedding, with Rs 100 down, and Rs 600 paid at the end. We could have paid Rs 1000, and had her come somewhere else.

Oh, and also, you need to bring 3 witnesses with you

Good Luck!!
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Originally Posted by stepmyrjov View Post Oh, and also, you need to bring 3 witnesses with you
Ah yes, the witnesses -- should you be wondering, it doesn't matter if they're related to either party or not. Our witnesses were my (now) mother-in-law and two of my wife's friends, one of whom originally introduced us. They'll sign the marriage certificate as well, which will include their addresses.

Also, the witnesses need to be there only for the final ceremony, such as it is -- not for the initial paper shuffling at the start of the 30-day period.
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thanks very much for the information! Anyways, this will most likely happen this summer after I know whether I am leaving for the Gulf or not....I appreciate all the help....43 years old and never been married before
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Originally Posted by pablo1966 View Post thanks very much for the information! Anyways, this will most likely happen this summer after I know whether I am leaving for the Gulf or not....I appreciate all the help....43 years old and never been married before
Hi Pablo.....Mr.


CONGRATS....at least you are getting married at 43......me still waiting.....whatever.....do invite all these India Like friends of yours at your wedding reception.....as they did give you precious informatios!!!!!!

Good Luck

Pragyan

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