Court Marriage or Civil Marriage: Court Marriage Process and Cost in Pakistan

Court Marriage Services in Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi & Lahore

What is the Court Marriage?

Court Marriage are also a Civil Marriage: Before we get to the point, let’s understand “What’s Court marriage?”. Court marriage is a formal union between a man (or woman) and a woman. The court marriage is usually sworn in by the court. The Magistrate/Marriage Registry of the area where either one or both parties are temporarily or permanently married is responsible for securing such a marriage.

So, how do you proceed with Court Marriage in Pakistan?

According to the Pakistani Constitution, individuals can choose to marry anyone they like. PK-Legal is here to support youth and ensure that they have the opportunity to marry in Court Marriage. There are other factors that contribute to court marriage’s rise, including late marriages and an increase in education.

What is the Court Marriage Process?

The court marriage process can be described as follows:

Court marriage is easy. You don’t need to visit the Court as in India. Instead, you can visit the Court Marriage Office in Karachi. Civil marriage in Pakistan is easy. These marriages are legally recognised in Pakistan.

Three Steps to the Court Marriage Process in Pakistan

Steps to court marriage: Court marriage begins when a couple (male or female) visits our court office in Karachi, Islamabad, or Lahore. The court marriage process begins with the Nikah Khawan and Matrimonial Lawyer.

  1. The bride signs an Affidavit for Free Will.
  2. After obtaining permission from the couple Nikah Khawan will solemnize Nikah using Ijab-o-Qabool (offer/acceptance) and recite Khhutba-e Nikah.
  3. The Nikah Nama is the marriage contract. Four copies are signed by the bride and groom. Two witnesses and Nikah Khawan sign the Nikah Nama. The Nikah Register signs the Nikah Nama (marriage contract) and attaches his official seal/stamp. AND THE COURT OF MARRIAGE IS COMPLETED

After the ceremony, our matrimonial attorney hand-over each copy of Nikah Nama to the groom and bride. For official records, one copy is sent to Union Council.

What is the Court Marriage Fee/Cost for Pakistan?

Court marriages are not expensive. The court marriage fee is approximately 1/400 of traditional Pakistani marriage ceremonies. In Pakistan, law firms charge a different fees depending on several circumstances. It is usually Rs. It is usually between Rs.15,000 and Rs.40,000 20,000 to Rs. Additional fees/costs may apply if someone needs a computerized Marriage Registration Certificate (publicly known as a NADRA Marriage Certificate).

What is a Nikah Nama or NADRA marriage certificate in Pakistan?

You can prove your legal marriage by obtaining a Nikah Nama or NADRA Marriage Certificate.

A Nikah Nama is a legal document that shows you are legally married. It is issued by the Government-deputed Nikah Register at the time you register your marriage and serves as proof that your spouse is legally married.

The Nikah Nama marriage certificate and NADRA divorce certificate provide all details regarding your wedding ceremony, including when and where it occurred, who was there, and any other relevant information to your marital status. This document is needed for official purposes such as applying for a visa abroad or proving your marriage. The NADRA marriage certificate proves that you are legally married. This certificate can be used to prove your marital status in any legal matter, including divorce or inheritance.

Our Legal Matrimonial Service for Court Marriage, Online Marriage and Nikah Khawans for Traditional Marriages In Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Lahore (Pakistan).

Our lawyers also deal in Khula and Divorce, Child Custody/Guardianship, as well as Child Maintenance cases

Our Court Marriage Lawyers are experienced and can provide legal services for online and court marriages. We also offer Nikah online and Nikah Khawan services for traditional weddings. Right Law Associates Limited is a registered Law Company. It is registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan.

Our Matrimonial Team has Government Deputed Muslim (Sunni, & Shia), Nikah/Marriage Registers of Karachi and Lahore.

We offer legal services for authentic marriage documents, i.e. English/Urdu Nikah Nanama with Nikahnama’s certified English/Arabic translator and Nadra Marriage Certificates in 4-5 days. Our family lawyers can also facilitate attestation services by MOFA and embassies. Our family lawyers have many registered Nikah Khawans as well as Sunni, Shia and Christian Nikah/Marriage Registers in Karachi (Lahore), Islamabad, Islamabad, and Rawalpindi. Pakistanis living in the USA, Canada and UK, UAE, KSA, KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), and around the globe rely on the member law firms and companies of Pak Legal Forum for their authenticity and responsibility.

After the ceremony, the matrimonial lawyer handed over respective copies of Nikah Nama to each bride and groom. For official records, one copy is sent to Union Council.

The Best Court Marriage Services in Pakistan's Major Cities of Karachi, Islamabad and Rawalpindi

Right Law Associates and Pakistan Legal Forum provide long-term court marriage and civil marriage services in Pakistan. Madam Sobia Mohsin is the head of our Karachi court marriage and civil marital service section. Miss Huma Kiran is the head of our court marriage section in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Rawalpindi. Hafiz Muhammad Asif is the Nikah Register who heads Lahore’s civil marriage section.

Do we have a law in Pakistan for court marriage?

The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan guarantees that the right to choose a life partner is a fundamental human right

It’s not enough that court marriage is solemnised. It’s even more important to ensure the safety of the couple involved in court marriage. They will be able to exercise their right to marriage as they choose, which the Constitution protects.


A separate Pakistani marriage law is not possible or required by Article 35 and Article37 of the Constitution of Pakistan. The Constitution protects and guarantees the rights of Marriage & Family Life as described below:

Art. 35: “The State shall protect marriage, family, mother, and child.

Family and Marriage

The State shall make provisions for securing just, humane conditions for work, ensuring that children or women are not engaged in vocations that are unsuited to them, and for maternity benefits, for women in employment.

The Pakistani Family Laws, which govern marriage registration, allow Muslim women and men to perform the Nikah online via a Wakeel/Vakil (attorney), and register in Pakistan (in western countries it is known as a proxy marriage).

What are the reasons a couple might consider getting married in court?

Although the world has changed with the advancement of education, Pakistan’s society still holds sway over the issue of court marriage. Their children are also considered property by their parents, rather than as living persons.

An increase in court marriage trends has led to an increase in incidents of honour killing. Therefore, it is vital that the rights and liberties of court-marital couples should be protected by state authorities. The legal procedure allows grownups to marry their choice of spouse at their own discretion.

NADRA Marriage Certificate