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Solemnization and Registration of Marriage

Under the Foreign Marriage Act of 1969, the Embassy of India, Muscat solemnizes/ register marriages outside India, where at least one of the applicants is an Indian and must have residence visa of Oman.

  • Marriage solemnization and registration in Embassy 
  • Marriage Registration in Embassy (marriage solemnized in Mosque/ Temple/ Church)

Bridegroom, Bride and three witnesses are required to appear before Marriage Officer for signatures with their original passports at the time of signing the notice form and at the time of solemnization/registration of the Marriage.  A copy of the Notice for intended marriage will be displayed on the Embassy notice board for 30 days.  After 30 days of notice period, marriage will be solemnized/registered on a fixed date and time.

Marriage Solemnization and Registration

  • The following formalities are to be completed before the marriage is solemnized.   A Newspaper advertisement is to be given as a first step by the individuals in local English Newspaper as well as English Newspaper in the place of permanent residence indicated in the Passport in India. Newspaper advertisement format is to be attested by Embassy of India, Muscat. The required formats can be downloaded from the link below.
Newspaper Affidavit Format

  • After Newspaper advertisement applicants may contact the Consular Wing of the Embassy for assistance along with the details of following link:
Marriage Solemnization Format

Marriage Registration

  • An affidavit ‘intent to marry’is to be attested by Embassy of India, Muscat for getting their marriage solemnized in Mosque/Temple/Church.
  • Affidavit Format

    • After marriage solemnized applicant may contact the Consular Wing of the Embassy for assistance in registering the marriage at the Embassy.  For details, please click following link:

    Marriage Registration Format

    Documents required for attestation:

    • Affidavit form completely filled in as per passport
    • Either bridegroom / bride (Indian national) must be present with original passport and resident card of Oman
    • Passport copies of Bridegroom and Bride
    • Labour card/resident card copy of Oman
    • Photograph of the applicant


    • Application forms can be obtained from the Embassy.
    • All the particulars must be filled in as per the passports.
    • Indian Housemaid/Baby sitter visa holders are not allowed to marry while on house-maid visa.