You have already performed your ceremonial Hindu Marriage, Arya Samaj Mandir Marriage, Anand Marriage in a Gurudwara, Muslim Marriage, Christian Marriage, however, by way of proof of your marriage, you only have marriage photographs, marriage video, Arya Samaj Certificate or Gurudwara Certificate or Nikah Nama or Church Marriage Certificate, but you are in need for Marriage Certificate issued by some Government Statutory Bodies.
Your Hindu Marriage, Arya Samaj Mandir Marriage, Anand Marriage in a Gurudwara, Muslim Marriage, Christian Marriage is perfectly legal and valid all over India, however, by way of proofs of your marriage, many institutions even in India do not accept your marriage photographs, marriage video, Arya Samaj Certificate or Gurudwara Certificate or Nikah Nama or Church Marriage Certificate; further, foreign embassies in India and foreign countries outside India do not recognise your marriage as legal and valid, And hence, Hindu Marriage Act and Rules made under it provides for Registration of a already performed Hindu Marriage, Arya Samaj Mandir Marriage, Anand Marriage in a Gurudwara before a Marriage Registrar, Special Marriage Act and Rules made under it provides for Registration of a already performed Muslim Marriage, Christian Marriage, and marriage performed in any other forms so that you have your Marriage Certificate issued by Government Statutory Body which is recognised all over India and all over world.
A marriage in India is mandatory to be registered in most of the cases. The state governments have or are sketching out to make the registration of marriage compulsory in all the cases. A marriage certificate is also required the most while applying for visa purposes. Moreover, the Indian Special Marriage Act, 1954, which applies to all citizens irrespective of their religion and requires the registration of marriages by a marriage officer.
The Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872, makes the registration compulsory among the Christians. This provides for entry in a marriage register and kept in the Church soon after the marriage ceremony along with the counter signatures of the bride and bridegroom. In the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, certain necessities exist for the registration of the marriages, but it had been left to the prudence of the families of the bride and bridegroom to either choose the solemnized marriage before a registrar or register it after the ceremony in conventional way. The non-registration of a marriage does not invalidate it under the Hindu Marriage Act. The Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1936, make the registration obligatory too.