I want to marry my European girlfriend in India* Info

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Hi everyone,

After a lot of time i am glad to find a forum,in which i can find first hand answers from people. Just to introduce myself,My name is Pankaj i have been living in Europe for last 3 years. I am returning to India.

So, me and my girlfriend( Hungarian) we plan to get married in India. I know that we have to undergo the procedure according to the Special marriage Act. Issue is that my girlfriend wont be able to stay for 30 days straight.

I have found so many variations in terms of information online, our family advocate stated that my girlfriend has to stay at least 30-60 days in India,With threads on this forum and some sources online, i realized that this is not actually correct.

Is their any possibility that i can submit papers on her behalf, and when she visits me for 15 days we can finish the marriage process.

I highly appreciate any form of input.

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Where are you planning to get married?
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Have you explored the possibility of getting married in Hungary itself and then getting a Xvisa for travel to India/ settling for your spouse?

I am not sure what your status is in Hungary and what all documents they require in Hungary for a marriage.

However if you are legally resident there and if the marriage process is easy , it might be far easier to do this in hungary and then come with your wife to India on an X visa.


you can always have a ceremony in India ( to satisfy family / friends )
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I want to marry my European girlfriend in India* Info

Please see the Special Marriage Act itself. Information from the horse's mouth!

If I remember correctly, one of you has to have been resident in the jurisdiction of the registrar for 30 days before giving the 30 days notice. Currently it seems that neither of you are resident in India....

By the way, you do not have to marry under the SMA because one of you is not Indian. It is there for couples of mixed religion and couples who do not want a religious marriage.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Please see the Special Marriage Act itself. Information from the horse's mouth!

If I remember correctly, one of you has to have been resident in the jurisdiction of the registrar for 30 days before giving the 30 days notice. Currently it seems that neither of you are resident in India....

By the way, you do not have to marry under the SMA because one of you is not Indian. It is there for couples of mixed religion and couples who do not want a religious marriage.

Not jumping into conclusions here but SMA 'might ' be the only option for the OP

OP has put his name in the intial post and unless his European girlfriend is also hindu SMA is the safest option.


Would not recommend conversion to hinduism and then then marrying under the Hindu marriage act as recent court cases have a very poor view of it..


if the OP is christian ( I have actually.met a christian Pankaj once )then that may be also an option..


SMA can be a pain if neither of you are resident in India which is why i suggested looking at options.in hungary
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Yes, I agree.
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For an SMA from what I remember from my own SMA in 2012, only one of the parties need to be resident in the place where you want to do the SMA.

They will want address proof which might work out for you as Indian passport carry an address proof anyway .

So the first question is whether you still have your Indian passport ( I am assuming you do as you have been in Hungary for only 3 years ) and I hope that you are still at the same address.( I.e in effect if you applied using parents address , are they still at the same address)

You have to approach the Registrar office of the place of the address proof.

The 30 day notice is not flexible as far as I know. If they accept your documents then you can marry after the notice period and then all you need is to go with ID and sign

The documents needed will vary as per the SDM where you want to marry (This is India after all)

I was expecting this and along with my British passport and OCI, I took everything from my birth certificate to my MBBS certificate and the clerk asked for my SSLC certificate

Luckily the SDM was sensible when I queried with the clerk whether you need to pass 10th standard to marry .


My suggestion is to carry everything for both of you including notarized copies of your girlfriends passport , address proof and any other document you can find.



If you have a family advocate ask him/her to go and speak to the SDM and get the list of things they want ASAP so that you can start collecting them .

Try to come to India 30+days before and submit all documents .
Once accepted then its not an issue anymore and your girlfriend can come when you want to marry..


PS:My info might be out of date and therefore please check if the rules are still the same. Once again if there is any possibility of a marriage in Hungary + X visa while in Hungary then do it and avoid this hassle .
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Originally Posted by boundtothink View Post Is their any possibility that i can submit papers on her behalf, and when she visits me for 15 days we can finish the marriage process.
Yes! A friend of mine (well two of them) did exactly that. Just make sure that you find out from a lawyer in the place where you are planning to do it, exactly what papers of hers you need to bring, so that you can bring them with you from Europe when you come to India for your 30 days preparation.
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Its so smooth if you have someone local handling it with the registrar. They are less likely to jerk you around as we sometimes get reports of..
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Thanks for your response.

We both plan to get married in India . she is Hungarian as previousely stated.

Cheers
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Hi,

Thanks for the response.
Yes we have both considred getting married in Hungary itslef. But due to multiple reasons including prepration of documents, my visa appliation and other factors included we both have decided to get it done in India.

Documentation requeired in Hungary and recognition of indian certificate is complicated.
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Actually, I have been working in Prague but returning to India in couple of days. My girlfriend will be coming to indian in Jan, so i will have a stay for more than 3 days.

Thanks
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I am Indian ,just been living abroad for most of my life. Yes, i agree SMA is the best option.
and thanks for your response

cheers
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Thanks a lot for your response.
Yes, I am an indian and i agree with you. We are in process of getting all paper work done. I have also been in touch with our family advocate. Well i hope for the best and i will keep all you updated.

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Yes, we are in the process and indeed getting as many papers is good.

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