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Solemnization/Registration of marriage under Foreign Marriage Act, 1969

1. Submission of notice of intended marriage-


At least one of the prospective bride or bridegroom must be an Indian National and a legal resident within the jurisdiction of the Consulate.

If any one of prospective bride or bridegroom is not an Indian National, a No objection certificate from the concerned authority or an affidavit declaring his/her marital status and willingness to marry an Indian National, duly attested by the concerned authority need to be submitted.

If the Indian national intending to get married is single and is on visit visa, he/she should produce a bachelorhood certificate as explained below:

A certificate of bachelorhood/single-status/eligibility to get married can be issued by a competent court/SDM having jurisdiction of the area of the residential address of the applicant. This can be in the form of a certificate/affidavit notarized by SDM which is required to be counter-attested by the Home Department of the State concerned. Thereafter, it is to be attested/apostilled by the Attestation Section of the Consular, Passport & Visa (CPV) Division of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), New Delhi or the concerned MEA Branch Secretariat.

Kindly visit https://www.mea.gov.in/bachelorhood-single-status-certificate.htm for more details.

Three witnesses who are Indian Nationals must be physically present along with prospective bride and bridegroom at the time of submission of notice of intended marriage and also during solemnization and registration.

List of documents required:

1. Completed "Misc. Services" application forms with one passport size photo affixed in the box.

2. Original Passport of all the five individuals (Bride, Bridegroom and 3 witnesses) + 1 Photocopy (first & last page).

3. Copy of Proof of address (utility bill, driver license or lease agreement) of all five individuals.

4. Copy of valid Visa/DNI of all five individuals.

5. Notice of intended marriage (4 copies) (Form-I).

6. Declaration by prospective bride and bridegroom in duplicate (Form-II).

7. Sworn Affidavit of singlehood/ bachelorhood by prospective bride and bridegroom in duplicate.

8. Singlehood/ Bachelorhood certificate in respect of both bride and bridegroom (issued by competent authority and duly attested/apostilled by MEA/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina/Uruguay/Paraguay).

9. Four identical, passport size, recent, photographs each of prospective bride and bridegroom.

Check the Applicable Fee 

Fee can be paid by cash at the Embassy of India, Buenos Aires. Please note that Personal checks, bank transfer, credit/debit card or any other payments are not allowed.

2.  Advertisement of intended marriage

After submission of notice of intended marriage, advertisement is to be published by the individuals in local English newspaper as well as English newspaper in the place of permanent residence indicated in the passport in India/concerned country. Text of advertisement is as under:

Mr. ______________________ holder of (name of country) Passport No. _____________ and Miss ___________________________________ holder of (name of country) Passport No. ________________________________ intend getting married at the Embassy of India, Buenos Aires under the Foreign Marriage Act, 1969 of India. Objections, if any, may be conveyed to the Embassy of India, Buenos Aires within 30 days.

All the particulars must be filled in as per the passports.

Original full page of the newspapers in which the advertisements were published should be presented to Consular officer within 30 days of submission of notice of intended marriage.

3. Date of marriage

Marriage has to be solemnized within six months from the date of notice of intention of marriage presented to the marriage officer failing which the entire procedure should be repeated if the parties intend to proceed with the marriage.

Marriage officer will consult with the applicant for a convenient date of marriage.

4. Solemnization and registration of marriage

Three witnesses who were present at the time of submission of notice of intended marriage should be present at the time of marriage solemnization and registration. Please email at cons.buenos@mea.gov.in to make an appointment.

All the five persons must present their original passports at the time of marriage solemnization and registration.