MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

Marriage certificate is issued on the basis of entries in applicant’s most recent Indian passport. Therefore, it can only be issued if most recent Indian passport of applicant and spouse in original with one set of photocopies are presented at the counter or by mail.

How to apply in person:

1.

Download the Miscellaneous Application form and fill it up carefully. Each applicant is required to fill up separate Miscellaneous Application form and affix his/her photograph on the same.

2.

Applicant and spouse may separately submit dully signed Self Sworn Marriage Affidavit

3.

Applicant and spouse holding Indian passport may provide original and photocopy of first five pages and last two pages of their passports.

4.

Those applicants who hold passport other than Indian, may submit original and copy of the current passport held as well as original and copy of the last Indian passports held. Original and photocopy of the document showing applicant’s valid US Visa Status

5.

Original and photocopy of any of the following documents as proof of residence of the applicant: US Driving License, Utility Bill, Lease Agreement, State Identity Card or Mortgage Deed.

6.

Carry all original supporting documents for presentation to the Consular Officer. Photocopies of these documents may be attached with the application.  Ensure that photocopies of these documents are legible.

7.

Fee:  A fee of US$25.00 (Twenty-Five Only) per copy and an additional fee of US$2.00 (Two Only) towards Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) per application. The fees may be paid in cash or as money order/cashiers’ cheque, drawn separately towards fee and ICWF, in favour of Embassy of India, Washington DC.

8.

Processing Time: Same day, however, if unforeseen technical reasons occur, services can be delayed till those problems are resolved.

How to Apply by Mail:

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Follow the same procedure to fill up the application and enclose the same required documents as detailed above in the section ‘how to apply in person’ and send in the application enclosing a trackable pre-paid self-addressed return mailing envelope. Incomplete applications will be send back indicating the requisites to complete the application.

2.

Fee:  A fee of US$25.00 (Twenty-Five Only) per copy and an additional fee of US$2.00 (Two Only) towards Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) per application.The fees must be paid in only as money order/cashiers’ cheque, drawn separately towards fee and ICWF, in favour of Embassy of India, Washington DC.

3.

Processing time: Ten working days from the date of receipt of mail at the Embassy subject to submission of all requisite documents.