Is there any restrictions on registration of marriage as per Special Marriage Act 1954 ?
Yes, the following restrictions apply for registrations through the Special Marriage Act 1954:
A ceremony of marriage must have been performed between the parties and they have been living together as husband and wife ever since.
Neither party should have more than one spouse living at the time of registration.
Both the parties should be of sound mind, capable of giving valid consent, fit for marriage and procreation of a child.
Both the parties should have completed 21 years of age at the time of registration.
Parties should not come within the degree of prohibited relationship: Provided that in the case of a marriage celebrated before the commencement of the Special Marriage Act 1954, this condition shall be subject to any law, custom or usage having the force of law governing each of them which permits of a marriage between the two.
The parties have been residing within the district of the Marriage Officer for a period of not less than 30 days immediately preceding the date on which the application is made for registration of the marriage.
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