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what documents do I need to marry in Taiwan?

Postby divaboy » 29 Apr 2010, 11:36

HI,

Planning on marrying my Taiwanese girlfriend in August. I'm a UK National passport holder. Now what documents do I need I have read through 2 or 3 threads but they are fairly old. I'm under the impression I need to have a Certificate of No Impediment.

On my government website it says that Taiwan will only accept it from the uk and not if it is issued outside the UK. Now I'm currently in Australia and don't plan on going back to the UK until I have married. So how do I go about getting this ? Can I get it issued from my embassy and then it legalised and certified as below ?

As I understand it ,it then needs to be legalised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and then certified by a Taiwanese Representative Office :s

Anyone explain this in slightly similar terms , as the link for the forms on the web links to marrying a Irish person ? and if you want to marry a foreigner apply at your local office ?

Also do I have to send my original passport away as I need this to travel can I just get it certified?

I know lots of questions getting slightly stressed by it all thats all

Many thanks
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Re: Please help relive my headache and confusion

Postby itakitez » 29 Apr 2010, 11:58

if you are in australia then it is easier since a marriage there is legal - I would check with the embasy there

otherwise you are correct, you cannot get a certificate of no imprediment by post, you can however obtain a search confirming you are not married in substitute of this document - check the other threads for more info

I think mine cost me 17.50 GBP and took 3 weeks, the tricky bit is then legalizing this document, for which a friend or family member is best recommended to complete, but is posisble by post
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Re: Please help relive my headache and confusion

Postby Mr He » 29 Apr 2010, 12:06

Get married in oz. Much easier.
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Re: Please help relive my headache and confusion

Postby divaboy » 29 Apr 2010, 12:19

itakitez wrote:if you are in australia then it is easier since a marriage there is legal - I would check with the embasy there

otherwise you are correct, you cannot get a certificate of no imprediment by post, you can however obtain a search confirming you are not married in substitute of this document - check the other threads for more info

I think mine cost me 17.50 GBP and took 3 weeks, the tricky bit is then legalizing this document, for which a friend or family member is best recommended to complete, but is posisble by post


Sorry to ask these obvious questions but where do you go to obtain this search ? I have searched just think my searching skills are not up to much.

To legalize it , I just need to send it off to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in UK and then get certified by a Taiwanese Representative Office is this correct?

I have family who live in London, can this all be done via post ? because then she can just bring this document over to Taiwan when she comes for the wedding ?

Is all of the above correct ? Sorry again for all the questions just come as abit of a shock needing this document on top of everything else :lol:

thanks again
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Re: Please help relive my headache and confusion

Postby divaboy » 29 Apr 2010, 12:23

Mr He wrote:Get married in oz. Much easier.



In what sense is it easier ? I never thought about this avenue ?
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Re: what documents do I need to marry in Taiwan?

Postby I am a City Girl » 29 Apr 2010, 12:24

Hello there,
Hope the following link would help you a bit :)

http://ukintaiwan.fco.gov.uk/en/help-fo ... -marriage/

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Re: what documents do I need to marry in Taiwan?

Postby Mr He » 29 Apr 2010, 12:38

OK, if you get married in Taiwan, you will have to prove that your home country recognizes the marriage. This means that a Taiwan marriage license is not enough, you need to show the marriage registered in the UK.

If you get married overseas, you need not to show that.
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Re: what documents do I need to marry in Taiwan?

Postby divaboy » 29 Apr 2010, 12:42

I am a City Girl wrote:Hello there,
Hope the following link would help you a bit :)

http://ukintaiwan.fco.gov.uk/en/help-fo ... -marriage/

Cheers,



Thanks I have read that link and it doesn't really tell me anything I didn't already know :ponder:

After searching some threads on a alternative to the CNI I'm even more confused then ever .... Seems a very complicated affair for UK people to marry a Taiwanese person in Taiwan :roll:
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Re: what documents do I need to marry in Taiwan?

Postby sandman » 29 Apr 2010, 12:42

If you have family in the yook, then easiest way is just to send them your passport details and get them to go to their solicitor or a notary public and get a sworn statement that you're who you say you are and are not married. The notary or your family should send this to the Free China office in London or whatever its called, along with a bit of cash and a self-addressed envelope (your own address). They will check that the notary is a real notary and then they'll put their own seal on it and post it to you. Easy-peasy lemon squeezy.
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Re: what documents do I need to marry in Taiwan?

Postby divaboy » 29 Apr 2010, 12:46

Mr He wrote:OK, if you get married in Taiwan, you will have to prove that your home country recognizes the marriage. This means that a Taiwan marriage license is not enough, you need to show the marriage registered in the UK.

If you get married overseas, you need not to show that.


This means that a Taiwan marriage license is not enough, you need to show the marriage registered in the UK.


I maybe been a little daft but the above sentence doesn't make sense to me :s

Does that mean if I get married in Taiwan , the marriage is not recognized in the UK? So my wife/Girlfriend isn't seen as been married to me in UK law?
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