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|Getting married in the UK|
|07/04/01 at 07:13:56|
Hi everyone! I need some of your British advice.
As you know I'm already married through Nikkah but my husband and I haven't been legally married yet.
Here in Germany it's such a pain to get married. He needs sooo many documents (unmarried certificate, birth certificate, no-impediments certificate..etc) and they all have to be legalised in Pakistan by the German embassy over there. This has proved impossible because the people they send out to do the legalising want a lot of money for the trouble (backhander).
Anyway, I've heard that it's relatively easy to get married in England. That you just need your birth certificate or passport? That you only have to be resident in England for seven days prior to application for a license?
Do any of you have experience of this and can you give me any more info. or a link to where I can get info.?
many thanks in advance,
|Re: Getting married in the UK|
|07/05/01 at 21:05:34|
I thought it was quite simple to get married legally in ne country!
ok i don't know ne thin:( Arghh
ne ways i wish u hope 4 da future;)
|Re: Getting married in the UK|
|07/06/01 at 01:10:36|
Hope this helps, ukhti :) InshaAllah... :-) And I hope it'll work out well for you... Do U plan to stay in the UK or back in Germany?
There might need be some immigration issues you'll have to think abt....
Here goes ... :)
Passport or other identity document. If under 18, a birth certificate is required. They prefer to have everyone bring a birth certificate. They will want proof of your name, age, marital status and nationality.
If you are divorced or widowed, you need to show evidence such as an original death certificate or divorce absolute certificate with the original court seal. They will not accept photocopies.
Seven days. Visitors need to satisfy both the residential qualification of 7 days and the 15 waiting days before they can marry.
At the registrar's office £94.00; on approved premises £60.00; additionally, you have to pay a fee for the superintendent registrar's and registrar's attendance and probably a charge for the use of the building. The marriage certificate will cost an additional £3.50 on the day of the marriage.
Certificate of Marriage is valid for one year. This is not the Marriage Certificate which is given after the wedding.
A marriage solemnised in accordance with the local law of a foreign country cannot be registered in this country.
The original marriage documents (together with a translation if necessary) can be deposited with the General Register Office. This facility is only a means of readily obtaining further copies of the documents in this country rather than the authorities overseas. Only the party to the marriage who is a British citizen may apply to deposit the documents and only the Consul for the district where the marriage took place may send the documents to the General Register Office.
If you wish to apply for the deposit you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Consular Division, 1 Palace Street, London SW1E 5HE. Tel: +44 (20) 7238 4567 (am only; 09:30- 12:30). You may send the documents to the Consul (or Foreign and Commonwealth Office) anytime after the marriage, there is no time limit, but you must send original documents or photocopies which are certified by the issuing authorities. Once you have deposited the original documents, they cannot be released from the Registrar General's custody.
When an application for copies is made you will receive certified black and white photocopies of the documents. You will not receive a British style certificate. The photocopies are issued under the seal of the General Register Office and are usually acceptable as evidence as if they were certificates issued by the authorities of the country where the marriage took place.
A note would be made in the indexes to the records held at the General Register Office for research and certificate application purposes.
*phew*... OK... for
General Register Office
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