Court marriage is an official wedlock in between a man and a woman whereby they become life partners solemnized in front of the Magistrate or Nikah Registrar.
The Pakistan rules under Muslim Family Laws Ordinance, 1961 is clear that anyone can get married to opposite sex at his or her opposite-sex. The courts in Pakistan are bound to safeguard those individuals’ marriage rights who have being adult done marriage or want to get their marriage under the law.
It is seen that when a couple wants or applies to get court marriage they have undergone tremendous with mental stress because of many social reactions and behaviors which we usually observe today’s world. The Couples who decide to walk through legal channels to get united are also lacked the right information about court marriage in Pakistan.
Court Marriage Procedure in Pakistan:
Constitution of Pakistan provides the right of liberty to choose someone to marry with. The court marriage procedure in Pakistan is very simple which you need to complete by fulfilling a few requirements that are:
Age of marriage according to Islam is the age of puberty. And as per Law, the age of marriage is the age of majority that is 18 years.
In case of Second marriage by the bride, valid Divorce Certificate or Death Certificate of the deceased husband.
Marriage in Pakistan is always done with the opposite sex. Lesbian or Homosexual marriage in Pakistan is a punishable offense.
Wedding couple should have free consent to do Nikah.
Required Documents for Court Marriage in Pakistan:
Marriage couple must have valid CNIC or Passport or can produce Matriculation certificate or Form ‘B’ in case of non-availability of CNIC or Passport.
In the event, if one partner is foreigner then Passport must be provided.
There should be two marriage witnesses.
Bride and groom 4 + 4 passport size photographs for each.
Free will affidavit from bride’s side