STEP 1

REGISTER YOUR MARRIAGE WITH THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION OFFICE (CDO). Documents needed: Citizenship, two witnesses, certitificate of unmarried status from VDC or Ward office to curb bigamy, photographs, Marriage registration form.

If none of the parents have objections it takes usually 2 weeks. In this time, they give a notice to both of your parents regarding any of illegal acts (previously married or not etc) of either of spouses. If any parents have objections regarding “i do not like this person” then that wont’ really matter. You need to legally aged for marriage (18 for woman and 21 for man) and have 2 adult witness on each side and you are done. Though its called court marriage, you do everything in CDO office. Its easier.  Marriage certificate in Nepal are issued by Municipality. With the letter of WADA any Municipality Office will issue a marriage certificate. Only legal documents required are your citizenship certificate. If everything is okay. You can go to Municipality Office (or VDC office) both of you, with pictures and citizenship copy and fill up a form and pay 75 Rs. or so get get a marriage certificate in the same day. Well this case applies when there are no problems of second marriage, claiming by other person etc. – http://www.chautari.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=9890

Court Marriage is done in CDO Office, not in VDC/or Municipality. If you are marrying in Hindu Religious ceremonies, You have to register your marriage in VDC/Municipality. VDC/Municipality does not help to marry you, it helps to keep evidence of marriage. VDC/Municipality does not give you certificate of marriage. VDC/Municipality gives you Certificate of registration of marriage. To get certificate of marriage in case you are doing Court Marriage, You should go to CDO’s Office. After that You can go to VDC/Municipality to get it registered. Registration in VDC/Municipality is not compulsory as non-registration does not make “a marriage” to “non-marriage”. Failure to registration is neither illegal, nor unlawful nor u will be punished BUT it helps you in many many daily activities where you and your man/woman have to be shown married to each other.- http://www.chautari.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=9890

STEP 2

IF THE CDO OFFICE DOES NOT REGISTER THE MARRIAGE, CONTACT NEPAL BAR ASSOCIATION AND SEEK LEGAL HELP.

STEP 3

IF YOU ARE DETAINED OR ARRESTED, TRY TO GET THE MESSAGE OUT TO A FRIEND IMMEDIATELY TO HAVE A LAWYER RESPOND TO THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY.

STEP 4

TRY TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE THROUGH TALKS WITH THE FAMILIES. MOST ISSUES GET RESOLVED THROUGH TALKS.

STEP 5

YOU ARE AN AGENT OF SOCIAL CHANGE. DO NOT UNDER-ESTIMATE YOURSELVES. SEEK HELP FROM FRIENDS AND ORGANIZATIONS.

Grants for inter-caste marriages in Nepal

KATHMANDU, July 13: Nepal’s government said on Monday it would provide almost $1,300 to inter-caste couples when they marry to discourage discrimination against the lowest Dalit caste.

Finance Minister Surendra Pandey said inter-caste marriages were still frowned upon, and he hoped that the 100,000-rupee ($1,270) payment would help such couples.

“Society still rejects inter-caste marriage between Dalits and non-Dalits and the initial days of couples thus married are normally tough,” he told parliament as he presented the government’s new budget.

“To encourage such inter-caste marriage, the government will provide a grant of 100,000 rupees to the newly married couple within 30 days of marriage registration.”

Discrimination against Dalits, who make up around 13 per cent of Nepal’s population, was outlawed in the 1960s. But the tradition of “untouchability” survives, particularly in rural areas.

Pandey also announced plans to help widows, who frequently find themselves ostracised in Nepal, by providing a 50,000 rupee grant to married couples where the wife was previously widowed.—AFP