OCI card holder required to get NOC from embassy to register marriage in India?

#1 Oct 26th, 2016, 17:25
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Hello,

I am a US citizen. And my fiancée is an Indian Citizen. We want to register our marriage in India through civil marriage. I have OCI card. Do I need to get No objection letter from US Consulate in India. Also do I need to submit all supporting documents at the time of giving application in register office?

Please help.

Thanks.
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Hi nikbab, I see that your post is from 2016, and unfortunately you didn't recieve any reply to it. But maybe you might be able to help me. I am in a similar situation. I'm a US citizen with an OCI, and my fiancee is an Indian citizen. I was wondering if I needed a NOC from an American mission.

Did you require one when you got married?

Thanks in advance!
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Thanks in advance!
No. No need, US Mission does not require.
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post No. No need, US Mission does not require.
Thanks, nycank! Although the question was not whether the US mission requires it, but about whether the marriage registration office in India does... Do you, by any chance, happen to know that?
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Originally Posted by Bharat Marathe View Post but about whether the marriage registration office in India does... Do you, by any chance, happen to know that?
You have to go to the nearest Marriage Registrar's office, and get a list of requirements if planning on a SMA (Special Marriage Act) marriage. A document stating one's singleness might be required.
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post You have to go to the nearest Marriage Registrar's office, and get a list of requirements if planning on a SMA (Special Marriage Act) marriage. A document stating one's singleness might be required.
Okay. Thanks!
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As nycank mentioned , it depends on the registrar. I am British citizen with OCI and wanted to marry an Indian citizen ..

The registrar wanted a cetificate and I went to the british high commission in Delhi. They issued a letter saying that they dont issue a letter. . (Cost me a few thousand rupees) and the registrar was satisfied.

I think the BHC has an official notification now with a letter that one can show the registrar . I suppose the US might have similar. Some EU countries issue NOC letters though and better to check if the US does one.

If going for a civil marriage you need to ensure that your fiancee is a resident of that area(will be great if the address on passport etc are from the area) as you have to go to the registry office which has jurisdiction.

The only exception is if you have been staying back in India for a while for emplyment etc using your OCI status..

However this can confuse the babus and it is far less complicated to use the Indian ciitzens registry location.

For a marriage under the special marriage act they usually insist on both parties being present at the time of submission of documents and then there is a 30 day notice period after which you can register your marriage

This meant that i had to go to India twice as i did not have much leave. I remember others posting that they managed to give the notice without the second person being present.
Last edited by ukdoctor; Aug 30th, 2018 at 12:49..

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