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What does "depositing" your certificate of marriage mean, anyway? Does it just mean that the registrar's office has a record of your marriage?
It doesn't seem valuable for immigration purposes, or um... any purpose that I can think of, actually.
I'm sure that the "civil partnership" rules would apply in this case anyway, although anyone considering it had better start preparing in advance by (e.g.) getting documents sent to both parties at the same address, co-signing leases, etc.
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Never thought that it can be so difficult to marry a Taiwan citizen..Luck your guys
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Found this online:
Explained: Entering the UK as the Taiwanese spouse of a UK citizen
As I announced three weeks ago today, I got married to my wife in lovely Taiwan. What I wasn't sure of though is whether we were actually married in the UK. Having done some research online it appeared that this was not the case, the UK government would not recognise the marriage and we would need to marry again in the UK. Calls to citizens advice and a number of immigration specialists seemed to confirm this.
On the other hand we have a couple of registry officers who claim that as long as the marriage is valid in Taiwan, then it will be accepted here, even if you cannot submit your certificate to the General Register Office (GRO).
Confused now? so was I, and this is important since the type of visa my wife must apply for depends on our marital status in the eyes of the Home Office so I got in touch with the GRO by phone, who couldn't help, but put me through to the UKBA. Phoning them, I explained the situation and this is what the UK Border Agency have to say on the matter:
If a UK citizen marries a Taiwanese citizen in Taiwan, then provided the marriage is legal in Taiwan, it will be accepted in the UK. As such you can apply for a spouses visa.
Posted on 09/02/2012 at 22:03 by Callam McMillan
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