Legal Requirements for Getting Married in court in Pakistan

Posted by Admin on Mon August 26th, 2013

Requirements for Getting Married in court

Court Marriage Process and documents required for court marriageLegally getting married in Pakistan through court is not a lengthy and time-consuming process. In this article, you can read about the Requirements for Getting Married in court in an easy format. We can arrange everything and process your court marriage documents successfully in a short span of time with the help of our expert court marriage lawyers available in many cities in Pakistan.In Pakistan, court marriages are governed by the provisions of the Muslim Marriage Act (1961). A resident of any city can get married in any city in Pakistan. For foreigners' court marriages in Pakistan, the same rule applies. If any foreign national wants to get married to any Pakistani National, they have to follow the same procedure and there are no extra court marriage fees involved for foreigners. 

Navigating the Process of Court Marriage in Pakistan

You’ll need to have two witnesses of marriage to get married in your lawyer's office, along with the photocopies of your CNIC, Passport (if foreigner), 6 Photographs of the bride, divorce certificate (if any or both are divorced) certified copies of birth certificates/Form B if bride or groom do not have their CNIC yet.

Some information for foreigners who want to get married in Pakistan

For foreigners, in addition, evidence of eligibility to be married is usually required but this certificate is not required in Pakistan. Anyone who hasn’t been married should obtain a single status affidavit (in the US), a Certificate of No Impediment (in the UK), or a Certificate of No Record (in Australia). If you’re divorced, you’ll need to produce the Decree Absolute or a copy of the death certificate if you're widowed.We at PK-LEGAL also provide legal advice and court marriage services to Muslims and Christian couples in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, and Karachi.

Court Marriage in Pakistan: What You Need to Know

It is also worth mentioning that there are no specific court marriage forms in Pakistan, instead, you get the same Nikah Nama / Marriage registration certificate that is used in arranged marriages. The only difference is that you get Marriage solemnized through a lawyer at a court. Such marriages take place under Muslim laws if the couple is Muslim and under Christian laws, if the couple is Christian. A Muslim boy's marriage can be registered in Pakistan with a Christian or Jewish bride without any additional documents.

List of Documents Needed for Registration of Court Marriage

  • Do ensure that both parties are of legal age and have legal documents such as CNIC (Computerized National Identity Card) OR passport.
  • Do have at least two witnesses present at the court ceremony. Witnesses can be arranged from the court as well.
  • Six Passport size photographs of both parties.
  • Consent letter/ Affidavit of free will for marriage. Our court marriage lawyers prepare this for our clients.
  • Death or divorce certificate of an ex-spouse if applicable.
If all documents are good to go, a simple marriage ceremony at your lawyer's office can then take place. The marriage certificate/Nikkah Nama is usually issued on the same day of your wedding through court.

Still, confused about Understanding the Legalities of Court Marriage in Pakistan?

If you still know more about the legal way of court marriage and fees and other procedures etc. then do not hesitate to CALL US on 03000583583 (between 09:00 AM to 11:00 PM Pakistan Time) at our official number  contact us through our web form
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