Marriage registration fee in bangladesh 2022 – Everything you need to know

September 9, 2022


Pymes Law


Fees for Marriage Registration in Bangladesh:

The government has established Marriage Registration fees commensurate with dowry, such as:
The fee is BDT 12,50/= for every BDT 1,000/= (One Thousand Taka) of dower money.
The fee is BDT 1,250/= (1,250 Taka) for each BDT 1,00,000/= (1 lac Taka) of dower money.
The fee is BDT 100/= (One Hundred Taka) after dower money of BDT 4,00,000/= (Four Lac Taka).

Marriage registration fee in bangladesh 2022 – Everything you need to know

  1. It is legal for the marriage to be registered by the local Kazi regardless of the location of the ceremony. Otherwise, you may be subject to harassment.
  2. In column 1 of your relative’s wedding cabin, you must list the name and address of the location where the ceremony took place.
  3. You must know the name, address, and office identity of the Kazi Sahib who registered your relative’s marriage or divorce.
  4. If the kazi is not from the designated area, it may be difficult or impossible to obtain an emergency or legal marriage certificate.
  5. When traveling abroad as a married couple, a marriage certificate is also required and verified by the embassy.
  6. Passport/NID/SSC/JSC Certificate/Birth Certificate photocopies are required for your relative’s marriage registration.
  7. Verify whether the kazi has registered the marriage of your relative based on the age proof document.
  8. Marriage registration is a vital document of married life, as it may be required during travel in the country / abroad at crucial moments in the couple’s lives.
  9. If the marriage of a groom under the age of 21 or a bride under the age of 18 is registered, it will be considered a child marriage.
  10. Confirm your affidavit by registering your marriage with the Kazi Saheb of the designated area. We therefore urge the people of Uttara/Bangladesh not to register their marriage with a Kazi from another area.
  11. The fee for marriage registration is BDT. 1250 / – per lakh; if greater than four lakh, BDT only. 100 / – per lakh is payable. In the best interest of the nation’s citizens.

To the Muslim Ummah, marriage is a sacred bond. Respect for customary law and the husband and wife’s marriage documents is evidence of marriage registration. Consequently, it is required to register the marriage in the book of the local muslim marriage and divorce registrar of the area or ward where the marriage will take place, such as a residence, hotel-restaurant, or community center. But not in the book (volume) of another ward or region’s kazi. For instance, the sub-registrar of the area is required to register all land within the area. The identical regulation applies to the Muslim marriage registrar.

Even if you have a trusted kazi acquaintance or kazi representative, it is illegal to register a marriage in another kazi region with him. See 2011 published gazette. There is nothing inappropriate about inviting a loved one to a wedding or kobul ceremony.
The marriage registration fee is 1,250 / – per 1 lakh
(one thousand two hundred and fifty rupees) and 100 / – per lakh above four lakhs. English: Published Gazette / 2011 Passport / Birth Certificate / N, I, D / School Certificate of the bride and groom is required as proof of age, and the bride’s age must be 18 and the groom’s age must be 21 according to Bangladeshi law. Two passport-sized photographs of the bride and groom are preferable.
In each ward of every city corporation or municipality in Bangladesh, the Ministry of Law appoints one marriage registrar for the existing marriage and divorce registry in each ward. The same applies to unions. In many instances, it has been observed that the qazi of one area registers marriages in another qazi area by lying for a small sum of money, which is illegal/fraudulent. This is clear from column 1 of the Nikah Nama.

  1. Presence of the divorcing individual.
  2. Copy of the Nikah Nama (1601).
  3. National Identification Card / Passport / Birth Certificate / Junior Secondary Certificate,
    SSC equivalent education certificate photocopy
  4. 2 passport size color photos.
  5. Two male Muslim witnesses older than 18 years old.
    .If Husband and wife revoke / cancel the divorce notice within a three month period
    will be able to remain as a family unit.

Marriage registration fee in bangladesh:

The government has established Marriage Registration fees commensurate with dowry, when it comes to Marriage registration fee in bangladesh: such as:
The fee is BDT 12,50/= for every BDT 1,000/= (One Thousand Taka) of dower money.
The fee is BDT 1,250/= (1,250 Taka) for each BDT 1,00,000/= (1 lac Taka) of dower money.
The fee is BDT 100/= (One Hundred Taka) after dower money of BDT 4,00,000/= (Four Lac Taka).


Under the Special Marriages Act of 1872, marriages between members of different religions are recognized.
The Act specifies that marriages may be solemnized between parties neither of whom professes the Christian or Jewish faith, the Hindu or Muslim faith, the Parsi or Buddhist faith, or the Sikh or Jaina faith, or between parties each of whom professes one of the following religions, namely the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh or Jaina faith, subject to the following conditions:

(1) At the time of the marriage, neither party may have a living husband or wife.
(2) The man must have reached the age of eighteen and the woman must have reached the age of fourteen, according to the Gregorian calendar.
(3) If neither party has reached the age of twenty-one, each must have the consent of his or her father or legal guardian to the marriage:
(4) The parties may not have any degree of consanguinity or affinity that, according to any law to which either party is subject, would make a marriage between them illegal.


One of the parties must provide written notice to the Registrar who will officiate the marriage. The Registrar to whom such notice is given must be the Registrar of a district in which at least one of the parties to the marriage has resided for at least fourteen days immediately preceding the giving of such notice.
Before the marriage is solemnized, the parties and three witnesses must sign a declaration in accordance with the second schedule of the Special Marriage Act of 1872 in the presence of the Registrar. If either party has not reached the age of twenty-one, his or her father or guardian must also sign the declaration, except in the case of a widow, and it must be countersigned by the Registrar.
Universally, divorce refers to one of the types of legal dissolution of a material bond between parties who meet the legal requirements.


In accordance with the Muslim Family Law Ordinance of 1961, it is stated that-
(1) Notification to Chairman: Any man who wishes to divorce his wife must, as soon as possible after the proclamation of Talaq in any form, notify the Chairman in writing and provide a copy of the notice to the wife.
(2) Penalty for Violation: Whoever violates the provisions of subsection (1) shall be punished by simple imprisonment for a term that may not exceed one year or by a fine that may not exceed [ten thousand taka] or by both.
(3) Iddat Period: Except as provided in subsection (5), a talaq shall not take effect until the expiration of ninety days from the date on which the notice required by subsection (1) is delivered to the Chairman.
(4) Formation of Arbitration Council: Within thirty days of receiving notice pursuant to subsection (1), the Chairman shall form an Arbitration Council to facilitate reconciliation between the parties, and the Arbitration Council shall take all steps necessary to facilitate reconciliation.
(5) Pregnancy: If the wife is pregnant at the time the talaq is pronounced, the talaq will not take effect until the period specified in subsection (3) expires or the pregnancy ends, whichever comes first.
(6) Re-marriage of Wife: Nothing shall prevent a wife whose marriage has been terminated by Talaq pursuant to this section from remarrying the same husband without an intervening marriage with a third party, unless such termination is for the third time so effective.


According to the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance of 1961, if the right to divorce has been duly delegated to the wife and she wishes to exercise it, or if any of the parties to a marriage wishes to dissolve the marriage by means other than Talaq, the provisions of Talaq shall apply, mutatis mutandis and to the extent that they are applicable.
In addition, the provisions of the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act of 1939 state:
A Muslim law-married woman may obtain a decree for the dissolution of her marriage on the basis of one or more of the following grounds:

  • that the husband’s whereabouts have been unknown for the past four years.
  • that the husband has neglected or failed to support the wife for a period of two years.
  • that the husband was sentenced to seven years or more in prison.
  • that the husband has failed to fulfill his marital obligations for three years without reasonable cause;
  • that the husband was impotent at the time of the wedding and still is;
  • that the husband has been insane for two years, has leprosy, or is suffering from a virulent venereal disease.

she was given in marriage by her father or another guardian before she turned eighteen, and she renounced the union before she turned nineteen; provided the union was not consummated.(a) habitually assaults her or makes her life miserable by cruelty of conduct even if such conduct does not amount to physical ill-treatment, or (b) associates with women of evil repute or leads an infamous life, or (c) attempts to force her to lead an immoral life, or (d) disposes of her property or prevents her from exercising her legal rights over it.

on any other basis recognized by Muslim law as valid for the dissolution of a marriage:

Provided, however, that- (a) no decree shall be passed on ground (iii) until the sentence has become final; (b) a decree passed on ground I shall not take effect for a period of six months from the date of such decree, and if the husband appears in person or through an authorised agent and satisfies the Court that he is prepared to perform his conjugal duties, the Court shall set aside the said decree; and (c) before passing a decree on ground.


There is no law in Bangladesh regarding the dissolution of Hindu marriages. Hindus view their marriage as a sacred union that forms an unbreakable celestial bond.
Nevertheless, separation is possible and does occur in Hindu marriages. However, Hindu married women may only exercise this right if they are virtuous and have not changed their religion, or if they have sufficient cause to comply with a court order for the restitution of conjugal rights.

In accordance with the provisions of THE HINDU MARRIED WOMEN’S RIGHT TO SEPARATE RESIDENCE AND MAINTENANCE ACT, 1946, a Hindu married woman may seek separation from her husband and request maintenance from him if she meets the following criteria:

  • If he is suffering from a disease that he did not acquire from her;
  • If he has treated her with such cruelty that it is unsafe or undesirable for her to live with him;
  • If he is guilty of desertion, which is abandoning her against her will or without her consent;
  • If he marries once more;
  • If he stops being Hindu by converting to another faith;
  • If he keeps a concubine in the home or resides regularly with one;
  • For any other legitimate reason.


According to the Divorce Act of 1869, it is stipulated that-
Any husband may petition the District Court or the High Court Division for the dissolution of his marriage on the grounds that his wife has committed adultery since the marriage was solemnized.
Any wife may file a petition to dissolve her marriage with the district court or the High Court Division if:

  • Her husband has renounced his Christian faith and converted to another religion, as well as gone through a marriage ceremony with another woman.
  • Or has committed incestuous adultery
  • Or of polygamy and adultery.
  • Or, marriage to another woman constitutes adultery.
  • Or of rape, sodomy, and cannibalism
  • Or of adultery coupled with such cruelty that had she not committed adultery, she would have been entitled to a mensa et toro divorce.
  • Or adultery coupled with abandonment without justification for two years or more.

Voidness of Marriage

A district judge may then issue a nisi decree of dissolution of marriage, subject to confirmation by the High Court Division. The District Judge Court or the High Court may also issue a decree of nullity of a marriage if any of the following conditions exist:
I that one of the parties is impotent; (ii) that the parties are within the prohibited degree of consanguinity or affinity; (iii) that either party was insane at the time of the marriage; (iv) that the former husband or wife of either party was alive at the time of the marriage, and that marriage was in effect at the time of the marriage.

According to the rules, a single divorce is registered after the statutory waiting period.
In the event of an open (c) divorce registry, the above information pertains to both the husband and the wife.
Applicable. Which has an immediate effect.

Government of Bangladesh’s People’s Republic
According to the Gazette of the Government of Bangladesh,

  1. the minimum age of a Muslim groom is 21.
    And the bride is 18 years old (over eighteen years).
  1. National Identity Card / Passport / Birth Certificate / JSC are acceptable as proof of identity and age.
    SSC equivalent education certificate photocopy
  2. Two passport-sized color photographs of the bride and groom.
  3. At least three male Muslim witnesses over the age of 18
  4. If a person remarries, the previous marriage (husband and wife) is either divorced or annulled.
    (Husband / wife) must provide a death certificate.

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