Well, once again I am scratching my head in utter confusion.
I am a UK citizen and planning to marry a Taiwanese citizen. I’m confused because I have heard it said many times over the years that the UK government does not recognize marriages in Taiwan. Some people say it’s true and others say it’s all rubbish. So, I called the British Consulate in Taipei and they told me there 'may be some Taiwan/UK marriage issues' and to read their website - which turned out to be useful as a corkscrew at an AA meeting
So, my questions to you experienced UK
1. Is it true a marriage in Taiwan is not recognized in the UK?
2. If it’s true, what bureaucratic implications could this lead to down the road (for example, future wife/children citizenship applications, residency issues, etc)?
3. If it’s not true then why is Taiwan not listed on this UK government overseas marriage website (I must admit I have little idea if this web page is relevant to me): http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/marri ... -wales.asp
4. To avoid any confusion about the legitimacy of any marriage, do I have to tie the knot in Hong Kong?
5. I'm sure I have forgotten an obvious question.
As always, your comments would be appreciated. I did try searching for this but ended up even more confused
Getting engaged was hard enough….. but all these legal questions seem much more testing!