NRI's cant marry in India?

#1 Apr 23rd, 2015, 23:53
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I am an NRI (Indian citizen, working abroad) wanting to marry my foreign fiance in Delhi this year. Since neither of us live here, I'm wondering if theres any other option other than the Special Marriage Act since we cannot show that we have been here 30 days. Is there a loop hole or amendment for NRI's? Non residents cant get married at all in India?
Or alternatively does the Arya Samaj marriage have other rules?
Please help! I really want to be married only in india and our times running out!!
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What religion are you [both]? and do you want a religious wedding?

Anyway, most of us here strongly advise that you marry in the country you live in and want to live in, hopefuly both being the same. Get the legal stuff done there, and have any sort of party/celebration/ritual/all-of-the-above you want in India.
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I'm hindu and he's catholic.
I know the better idea is to get married in the country we reside in, but our wedding details and flight to India etc are already booked. And ideally I would want it to be legally done there as well. I know we may have to settle for getting married legally elsewhere, but I'm really hoping there's some loophole in the Special Marriage act in India?
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To elaborate, we're both living in Canada. I thought it would be as easy as doing some paperwork, but we have to rent a room, rent a minister, have witnesses - which just makes it another ceremony. Personally we don't want two weddings - date wise, money wise, etc
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Far from there being a loophole, it's worse than you think. Yes, you have to give thirty days notice, but one of you has to have been resident in the district of the registrar's authority for thirty days previous to that. Read the act: it is available online, and written in simple language.

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What sort of a wedding have you already booked? What arrangements have you made and what did people tell you?
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Originally Posted by Peej View Post To elaborate, we're both living in Canada. I thought it would be as easy as doing some paperwork, but we have to rent a room, rent a minister, have witnesses - which just makes it another ceremony. Personally we don't want two weddings - date wise, money wise, etc
Nonsense. Canada has civil marriage, you can't possibly be required to have a minister. Witnesses, sure, paperwork sure; but minister, only if you want a church-approved marriage. And you are required to rent a room only if you want privacy afterwards.

In any case the thing to do is certainly to formalize the marriage in Canada, and have a ceremony, elephant, Bollywood dancing, all that stuff in India.
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I heard India had moved in certain areas to have fast track registered marriages. I wasn't surprised to see it is at a higher cost. However, someone here may have the details. I don't keep up as the last one was so complex and exhausting I decided one was enough for a lifetime..
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Originally Posted by Peej View Post Please help! I really want to be married only in india and our times running out!!
Why only in India ?

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Originally Posted by Peej View Post I'm hindu and he's catholic.
I know the better idea is to get married in the country we reside in, but our wedding details and flight to India etc are already booked.
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Originally Posted by Peej View Post To elaborate, we're both living in Canada. I thought it would be as easy as doing some paperwork, but we have to rent a room, rent a minister, have witnesses - which just makes it another ceremony. Personally we don't want two weddings - date wise, money wise, etc
Why do I think this trollish thread ? Some things do not fit ! If you could find, via google or duckduckgo; IndiaMike and the right sub-forum to post, then you do know that you can get married in Knada via a Justice of Peace, Judge without a fuss.

Check with your local CityHall or Village clerk. Simple and straightforward. In fact it is getting a marriage license, and then your Judge/JP/Village Clerk/ fills the marriage license.


Then go to India, and do BBB (Band Baja Barat) ! In fact, you can have religious ceremonies in every continent, if you can afford ! You just need one marriage certificate !
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Originally Posted by RPG View Post Nonsense. Canada has civil marriage, you can't possibly be required to have a minister. Witnesses, sure, paperwork sure; but minister, only if you want a church-approved marriage. And you are required to rent a room only if you want privacy afterwards.

In any case the thing to do is certainly to formalize the marriage in Canada, and have a ceremony, elephant, Bollywood dancing, all that stuff in India.

Incorrect - you need to book a marriage chamber and a marriage officiant to have a civil marriage.

http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/co...0071d60f89RCRD
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You'd better get on with it then! Confratulations. Wishing you both a happy day.

Your opening post has, basically, been answered with a resounding no on the SMA.

Arya Samaj is going to be a Hindu wedding, which will require your wife to, at least on paper, convert. I believe that Arya Samaj do, indeed, look after the whole package. Questions have arisen about the legality of such a conversion: please search.

You still haven't told us what it is that you ahve already booked, arranged, etc.
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You still haven't told us what it is that you ahve already booked, arranged, etc.
Trollish

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Originally Posted by Peej View Post Incorrect - you need to book a marriage chamber and a marriage officiant to have a civil marriage.
No, not necessary. There are more marriage officiants in Ontario than there are baseball fans in Toronto. I am sure you do know that -
  • Government issues marriage license, you have to find the rest.
  • You can get a license in Toronto and get married anywhere in Ontario
  • There are marriage officiants in every street corner of Niagra Falls
  • You have to pay for the marriage officiant - Denominational, non-denominational or a JP/Judge/Town-Clerk. Nothing is free !
  • Marriage License has to be then converted to Marriage Certificate post-hoc !

I suspect you do not want for some reason to get married in Knada - Which is aO.K - My school friend, a London,ON native confirms that City Clerk in his town perform weddings !
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I don't kow if the opening post was trollish. I suspect that it was more like one of those questions where the unspoken bit is, "Only answers that suit me will be accepted: don't tell me what I don't want to hear."
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Nefo principle, not enough info..

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