Court Marriage Registration Process in Nepal

Published Date: 2023-01-27

Marriage is defined as the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law. It is a formal union and social and legal relationship between two individuals. It is often viewed as having a key role in the preservation of morals and civilizations. In Nepal Marriage is governed by the chapter on marriage in Muluki  Civil Code 2017 (2074) in Nepal. Sections 67 to 84  of Muluki Civil Code 2017 incorporate all the provisions governing marriage. We Lawyer of Prime Law Associates will help you know a detailed process of court marriage registration in Nepal.

Marriage shall be a  permanent, inviolable, and holy social and legal bond, which is based on free consent and established to start conjugal and family life between a man and a woman. A marriage must be made or caused to be made, public irrespective of the manner used to conclude it. Every person's family life shall be inviolable.  Every person shall, subject to law, have the freedom to conclude a marriage, establish a family and spend a conjugal life.  Nepalese Marriage Laws say that if a man and a woman accept each other as the husband and wife through any occasion, ceremony, formal or other act, a marriage shall be deemed to have been concluded.   

Requirements for a marriage:

Marriage may be concluded between a man and a woman on the
following conditions:
(a) If the man and the woman agree to accept each  other as husband and wife,
(b) If the man and the woman are not relatives,  punishable by law on incest,
(c) If a matrimonial relationship of both the man and the  woman does not exist,
(d) If both have attained twenty years of age.
However, the law allows a marriage among people belonging to a certain caste to get married to one’s relative if they culturally accept such practice.

Documents required for court Marriage in Nepal

Any person willing to register their marriage shall submit an application to the concerned district court with the following documents:
  1. Dully filled and signed application form In the prescribed format;
  2. Original and notarized copy of citizenship of applicants;
  3. Original and notarized copy of citizenship of certificate of witness
  4. Both applicants shall furnish recommendation letters issued from their local wards proving their   unmarried or single status
  5.  If applicants is filing an application other than citizenship issuance District, recommendation letters from local ward office for temporary residence.
  6.  4 copies of passport-size photos of both applicants.
For any foreign citizen willing to conduct  a court marriage in Nepal, the following documents shall be present in addition to the Nepalese ones;
a. No Objection letter from respective embassy or consulate to get married in Nepal. This shall be translated into Nepali by Notary Public.
b. Law relating to marriage in the concerned country. This Act/Law be translated in Nepali and notarized by the  Notary Public.
c. Proof of Foreigner residing in Nepal for a minimum of 15 days
d. Copy of Passport with a valid visa.

Court Marriage registration process in Nepal:

Step 1- Both applicants duly fill out an application and sign in their respective presence.
Step 2- All the documents are verified by the court authority. After verification, the court registers the application and a day will be scheduled for an appointment.
Step 3- On the scheduled date, both the applicants shall be present in court along with their witnesses.
Step 4- If all the documentation is done properly and all the conditions set in the law are fulfilled, the judge will approve the marriage registration application and the court administration will issue a certificate of the same.
To consult or get legal advice from our expert  Court Marriage  Lawyers in Nepal; Contact us at 977-01-4102849/977-9851059026, Prime Law Associates, Anamnagar, Kathmandu,, www.
This article is for informational purposes only and shall not be construed as legal advice, advertisement, personal communication, solicitation, or inducement of any sort from the firm or any of its members. The firm shall not be liable for consequences arising out of any action undertaken by any person relying on the information provided herein.


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