Under the Uniform Civil Law of Marriages followed
in Goa, registration of marriage in Goa is compulsory.
The groom and bride may choose the place of registration of their
marriage in any one of the eleven talukas of Goa
depending upon their domicile as each of these talukas has an office
of the Civil Registrar where the marriage has to
be compulsorily registered for it to have legal sanctity.
Whatever your individual requirements may
be, you may contact wedding in Goa and speak to
our solicitor who will be able to assist and guide you through all
the legal formalities of your wedding in Goa.
In every taluka, there are offices of the Civil Registrar, where the
marriages are to be registered. Those who desire to marry have to
declare their desire before the Officer of the Taluka chosen, along
1) A certificate of domicile of residence
2) The certificates of birth.
Registered of Marriage: Since, without registration, a marriage in
not legally recognized in Goa. (Exception: a Roman Catholic marriage
with prior clearance by the Civil Registrar.
Procedure For Registration Of A Marriage:
PHASE I :
Filing the declaration of Marriage in the
(a)Presence of the Bridegroom and the bride including parents if Bride
below 21 years.
(b)Birth Certificate of Bride groom
(c)Birth Certificate of Bride
(d)Domicile / residence Cert. (Continous residence) issued by Mamlatdar/Sarpanch
(e)Fee Rs. 50/- only - (Please chk the registrar office)
BETWEEN STAGE I AND II THERE IS A STATUTORY WAITING PERIOD OF 10 DAYS
INCLUDING 2 SUNDAYS FOR PUBLICATION OF NOTICES.
(CAUTION:- Waiver of the waiting period could be obtained in deserving
cases from the Delegado (A.P.P). This may be resorted to only in unavoidable
circumstances since the parties stand to lose the easy option of desisting
from proceeding with the registration in case bad antecedents of the
groom/bride come to notice after the marriage registration).
Actual Registration of a Marriage
Necessary:- Only the presence of the Bride-groom, Bride and 2 witnesses.
(PLUS Parents, additional witnesses or Interpreter, etc., if advised
at the Declaration Stage).
Catholics opting for Canonical Marriage in church need to come only
once. It would be in their interest to verify personally that their
marriage papers actually reached the Civil Registration Office after
their religious marriage).