The Procedure of Court Marriage in Nepal With Applications

The Procedure of Court Marriage in Nepal With Applications


Court marriage is relevant for the couple who has not traditionally married and expecting to get married in a legal way. For that plan, the statement should be submitted to the District Court along with the papers mentioned below the table.

Those partners who have married through distinct social/religious customs should also compulsory register their marriage for legal validity. They need to present the form at the ward office of their permanent home. They should offer proof compared to marriage done through religious rituals.

Application for Court Marriage

Any male or female interested to arrange the wedding through Registration (Registered Marriage) shall submit a suitably signed joint application within the period designated in the Act, in the form specified in Schedule-1 before the Marriage Registration Officer.

Procedure of Court Marriage in Nepal With Forms
Schedule-1

Upon receiving an application agreeable to Sub-rule (1), the Marriage Registration Officer shall register the form into the court marriage application detail register in the format as defined in Schedule-2.

Procedure of Court Marriage in Nepal With Forms
Schedule-2

Upon filing the application compatible to Sub-section (2), the Marriage Registration Officer, if finds such purposed marriage to be in against of the general law and denies to conclude such court marriage, shall inform through a written Notice to the applicants within seven days of registration of such application, by stating the reasons for rejection that on what grounds that marriage seems prohibited.

Affidavit (Deed of Declaration): The Parties to the court marriage shall sign an oath(deed of declaration) upon accepting or trusting one another as a  husband and a wife in a form as specified in Schedule-3 and submit the same to the Marriage Registration Officer agreeable to Section -8 of the Act.

Procedure of Court Marriage in Nepal With Forms
Schedule-3

Marriage Registration: After the completion of putting signature in the Oath pursuant to Rule 4, then the Marriage Registration Officer shall file the court marriage in the Marriage Register as particularized in the Schedule-4.

Procedure of Court Marriage in Nepal With Forms
Schedule-4

Marriage Certificate

Upon registration of the marriage pursuant to Rule 5, the Marriage Registration Officer shall assign a license of marriage to the parties to the marriage in a format as defined in the Schedule-5.

Procedure of Court Marriage in Nepal With Forms
Schedule-5

Application to Register Other Marriage: 

If the couple is involved to register the marriage or marital relationship settled according to their custom, tradition, usage, or practice of their religion, ethnicity, or dynasty agreeable to the Act. The couple shall offer form, in a format as specified in Schedule-6, to the Marriage Registration Officer. 

Procedure of Court Marriage in Nepal With Forms
Schedule-6

Upon accepting application compatible with Sub-rule (1), the Marriage Registration Officer shall record such application into the wedding form details register in a format as specified in Schedule-7 

Procedure of Court Marriage in Nepal With Forms
Schedule-7 

Upon registering the application compatible to Sub-rule (2) the Marriage Registration Officer shall register the matrimony or marital relation concluded between them into the marriage register, in a format as specified in Schedule-8, except he/she denies registering for seeing it to be opposite to the current law. 

Procedure of Court Marriage in Nepal With Forms
Schedule-8

Upon registering the marriage pursuant to Sub-rule (3), the Marriage Registration Officer shall declare a marriage certificate to the couple in a setup as particularized in Schedule-9.

Procedure of Court Marriage in Nepal With Forms
Schedule-9

To Keep Safe

Duty of the Marriage Registration Officer to possess safe the marriage application, register, marriage register and other related documents given and developed agreeable to these Rules. 

Providing Copy

In case anybody requires a copy of the marriage registration application, marriage certificate, and other similar papers, the Marriage Registration Officer shall assign the copy of such documents within seven days, upon charging fees as following:

  • For Marriage Certificate Rupees Five.
  • For other documents other than the Marriage Certificate rupee One per copy

If you need detailed information regarding the Court Marriage Registration then go through the law commission website

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