NRI marriages need to be registered in seven days: WCD
New Delhi: All NRI marriages solemnised in India would need to be registered within seven days, the Ministry of Women and Child Development said on Thursday.
If the NRI marriages are not registered within seven days, the passports and visas would not be issued.
Last week, Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi had said that the NRI marriages would need to be registered within 48 hours.
The decision for mandatory registration of marriages within seven days was taken on Wednesday after a group of ministers - Gandhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, met to map out legal solutions for redressing the issues faced by women in NRI marriages.