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Press Release Grant of Marriage Certificate to Overseas Indians Getting Married in India


Subject: Grant of Marriage Certificate to Overseas Indians Getting Married in India

The Ministry of External Affairs, India has been receiving representations from overseas Indians, who get married in India, about difficulty in getting a Marriage Certificate issued by the Registrar Officer concerned in different States of India. The main reason for this problem is the requirement of providing copies of Aadhaar card of the bride and the groom which they do not possess as they are not entitled for Aadhaar enrolment.

In this regard, attention is invited to Circular No. 6-1/2016-UIDAI (DBT) dated 15.11.2017 (copy enclosed) issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) which clarifies that linkage of Aadhaar number with various services/benefits/schemes should not be expected from NRIs/PIOs/OCIs as they are not eligible for Aadhaar enrolment as per Aadhaar Act, 2016. The illustrative list annexed to the Circular includes services provided by the State Government.Click Here

New York

13th April 2018