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Court Marriage Procedure In Pakistan

In Pakistan, court marriage is a formal union between a man and a woman, solemnized by a Nikkah Registrar, who oversees the legal proceedings of the wedlock.

A court marriage usually takes place when one or both parties face obstacles getting permission from elders for their marriage—or other unforeseen circumstances such as the inability to afford festivities prevent them from obtaining a Nikkahnama the traditional way.

The laws of our country have provided free will of marriage to consenting individuals of legal age. Thus, Bohio Law provides right information about court marriage in Pakistan and helps you exercise your rights in a legal way.

Nikkahnama in Court Marriage

The Nikkahnama is a contract of marriage. In court marriage, the Nikkahnama (detailed in the Urdu language) is issued by the local Nikkah Registrar, not by a court magistrate. Since this type of marriage itself is not specifically covered under any ordinance (for any religion), it is solemnized by a licensed lawyer.

Making An Informed Decision

Under the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance of 1961, an individual can marry a person (of his/her opposite sex), and the courts are bound to protect them under this law. Couples often face difficulties in society when choosing to marry of their own free will and choice. At Bohio Law, we make sure that you are informed of your rights regarding the court marriage procedure in Pakistan.

We have made our services open to all. Besides Nikahnama services, we provide access to information and legal assistance with Christian court marriages.

Essential Documents For Court Marriage Procedure In Pakistan

  • The couple should produce a valid NIC (National Identity Card) or NICOP (National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistani)
    • Since the minimum legal age of marriage in Pakistan is the age of puberty that varies from province to province. However, if the couple is not eligible yet for NIC but is eligible for marriage; both of them can produce their B-Form or the Matriculation certificate
  • If one of the partners is a foreign national, they must produce a valid Passport.
  • The bride and groom each must also provide 4 passport-size photographs
  • The woman must have a signed Free Will Affidavit (confirmation of consent)
  • If the groom has a previous marriage, a valid permission document from the first wife or the Arbitration Council is required
  • If the bride has a previous marriage, a verified Divorce Certificate or Death Certificate of the deceased husband is required

Final Stages of Court Marriage

  • After your court marriage is finalized, the next step is registering your Nikahnama and applying for the NADRA Marriage Certificate, which is issued under the authority of the Union Council.

    Bohio Law also provides services for translation at all stages of court marriage. Whether you need to get your documents translated into English, Arabic, Urdu or any other language, we have access to language experts for your ease.

    We prioritize your discretion needs; all your personal information is kept private. We ensure proper client record maintenance and confidentiality. You can rest easy knowing that your court marriage will be processed by an experienced team who can help you ease the process.

    Not only are our services exceptional, but also affordable. There are no specified fees for court marriage in Pakistan; the only fee you have to pay is the processing and legal services of court marriage lawyers. And we have made sure that our charges are reasonable.

    We also offer legal assistance for online marriage nationwide and worldwide. Our civil marriage legal services are available in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore. Your overall expenses will depend on your location, the payment of your expert lawyer and the courier services for marriage documentation, which will be delivered to you after the proceedings.

    For your information, we have listed the laws associated with the registration and validation of marriage in Pakistan:

    • Muslim Family Laws Ordinance, 1964
    • Rules under Muslim Family Laws Ordinance, 1965
    • Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929
    • Child Marriage Restraint (Punjab Amendment) Ordinance, 1971
    • The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Family Courts Act, 1993
    • Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act, 1886
    • Christian Marriage Act, 1872
    • Conciliation Courts (West Pakistan Amendment) Act, 1969
    • Foreign Marriage Act, 1903
    • Hindu Marriage Disabilities Removal Act, 1946
    • Hindu Married Women’s Right to Separate Residence and Maintenance Act, 1946
    • Hindu Widows’ Remarriage Act, 1856
    • The Hindu Marriage Act, 2017

    If you have any questions about court marriage or need any assistance related to online marriage, reach out to the associates at Bohio Law. We are here for you!




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Online Marriage Legal Assistance

Online Marriage
Getting married online is an exceptional proceeding which requires the services of an expert court marriage lawyer.

At Bohio Law, we provide you this assistance.

In order to move forward with an online marriage, you must have all the legal documentation and fulfil all terms ascertained by the specific authorities and court law of Pakistan for obtaining a valid marriage certificate. In the case of a marriage involving a foreign partner, these terms can be more complex.

This process can be complicated—but you don’t need to worry. Bohio Law can provide you with all the correct information about court marriage in Pakistan. As a couple-to-be, you should be free of any stresses related to incomplete information or invalid marriage documents. We are here to help!

Our online services, accessible in Pakistan and worldwide, include guidance for document collection, including online Nikah, Marriage Registration, NADRA Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, and more.