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Indian Citizenship getting married in Nepal

Getting married in Nepal can be a unique and memorable experience for Indian couples. Nepal is a neighboring country to India, and many Indians visit Nepal for vacation, business, or cultural exchange. The country is known for its natural beauty, diverse culture, and friendly people.

If you are an Indian citizen planning to get married in Nepal, there are a few things you should know. This blog post will provide an overview of the process, requirements, and considerations for Indian couples getting married in Nepal.

Legal Requirements for Marriage in Nepal

In Nepal, marriage is regulated by the Muluki Ain, a legal code that applies to all citizens, regardless of their religion or ethnicity. According to the Muluki Ain, a marriage is valid if it is performed in the presence of at least two witnesses and registered in a district court.

There are two types of marriages recognized in Nepal: civil and religious. Civil marriage is a legal marriage performed by any district court. A religious marriage is a marriage performed by a religious leader, such as a priest, imam, or monk.

To get married in Nepal, both parties must be 20 years old.

Documents Required for Marriage in Nepal

To get married in Nepal, both parties must present the following documents:

  • Passports: You must present your original passport and a photocopy of the relevant pages, including the photo page and the page with the latest Nepali visa.

  • Birth certificates: You must present your original birth certificate and a photocopy. If your birth certificate is not in English, you must also present a translated and certified copy.

  • Affidavit: You must present a notarized affidavit stating that you are single and free to marry. The affidavit must be in English and must be translated and certified if it is in a different language.

  • Witnesses: You must present two witnesses who are at least 18 years old and have valid identification documents.

  • Other documents: You may be required to present other documents, depending on your specific circumstances. For example, if one or both parties are divorced or widowed, you may be required to present divorce or death certificates.

Procedure for Marriage in Nepal

To get married in Nepal, follow these steps:

Things to Consider

There are a few things to consider when getting married in Nepal as an Indian citizen.

  • Choose a location: You can get married in any District Court so choose your nearby district court.

  • Make an appointment: Contact us we will arrange an appointment.

  • Gather the required documents: As mentioned above, you will need to present your passport, birth certificate, affidavit, and witnesses at the time of your marriage.

  • Attend the ceremony: Attend the ceremony with your spouse and witnesses. 

  • Register the marriage

    • Language: Nepal has two official languages: Nepali and English. Most government officials and religious leaders speak Nepali, but some may also speak English. If you do not speak either language, you may need to bring a translator.

    • Culture: Nepal is a predominantly Hindu


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