Getting married abroad

Marriage in India

Contact the relevant local authorities in India to find out about local marriage laws, including what documents you’ll need.

You should get legal advice and check the travel advice for India before making any plans.

The UK doesn’t issue certificates of no impediment (CNI) for marriages in Commonwealth countries. You’ll need to explain this if you’re asked to provide a CNI or a similar document to prove you’re allowed to marry.

Download and print the information note on ‘no objection certificates’ and show it to the registrar.

After you get married

Your marriage will be recognised in the UK if:

You don’t need to register your marriage in the UK.

Your partner can apply to become a British citizen once they’ve lived in the UK for 3 years.

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Where do you want to get married? India Change answer to "Where do you want to get married?"
Is your partner of the opposite sex, or the same sex? Opposite sex Change answer to "Is your partner of the opposite sex, or the same sex?"