What are Irregular Christian Marriages?

Last updated on Apr 8, 2022

Irregular marriages are those marriages where certain conditions are not followed. Usually, such marriages are considered to be invalid from the start; however, the law states that in case there are irregularities, the marriage will not be invalidated, rather it will be rectified.1 Given below are some of the reasons for which a marriage may be irregular. Some of these errors may happen:

  • In any statement regarding the place of residence of the persons married
  • In any manner of consent given by a person whose consent to such marriage is required by law.
  • In the notice of the marriage.
  • In the certificate.
  • In the time and place at which the marriage took place. 
  • In the registration of the marriage.1

 

  1. Section 77, Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872.[][]

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