Attestation of Marriage Certificate

Updated: Feb 12

Attestation of a Church issued Marriage Certificate by a Christian Civil Registrar of Marriages (Government of Maharashtra)

(Only for Marriage Certificates issued by the Latin Catholic Churches in the Archdiocese of Bombay)

Procedure to be followed:

1) Get a latest (not more than six months old) Marriage Certificate from the Church where the marriage was solemnized

2) Check for accuracy of spellings of names of all those mentioned in the certificate. Pay particular attention to the identity proofs of both husband and wife

3) A photograph of the husband and wife (8 x 5 cm printed on matt finish paper) is to be pasted on the rear of this Church Marriage Certificate

4) Get the Marriage Certificate attested by the Chancery of the Archbishop’s House, Fort

5) This certificate is also to be attested (on the reverse side) by any authorized Public Notary

6) Get this certificate photo-copied on both sides after completing the above steps

7) Next, you need to get the certificate attested by the Officer appointed by the Home Department, Government of Maharashtra (Office: New Administrative Building, 9th floor, Opp. Mantralaya, Churchgate).

8) The next step is to get the certificate counter signed by the Christian Registrar of Marriages appointed by the State Government of Maharashtra, Mr Louis Sequeira, cell phone number: 9969608609. He is available in the office ONLY between 2.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. He is available at the address mentioned above (pt 7)

9) Please carry with you (of both spouses) original identity proof with one copy of each of the following documents: Passport, PAN card, Aadhaar Card, Driving License. The identity proofs should have the same names with the same spelling as on the marriage certificate

10) In case the name of either/both the spouses have been changed subsequent to the marriage, please take along a copy of the Govt. Gazette to that effect

11) In case you bring along the certificate of your deceased parent to be attested, you will have to bring along an Affidavit stating you are the daughter / son of the names mentioned on the certificate and carry relating proof of documents

12) If the certificate to be attested belongs to a relative / close associate please ask the person concerned to provide a Letter of Authority stating name, address, contact number of both sides

Chancery, Archbishop’s House, Fort, Mumbai (February 05, 2021)

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