Do I need to register my marriage in the UK if I get married abroad?
A marriage abroad will be legally recognised in the UK providing it was contracted according to the law of the country in which it took place. There is no requirement, or facility, to register the marriage in England afterwards.
Does getting married abroad count in the UK?
If you get married abroad the marriage does not need to be, nor can it be, registered in England and Wales. As such, it is important to have evidence of the marriage, which will generally be in the form of a marriage certificate.
How do I register a marriage abroad in the UK?
Complete the application form to order a marriage certificate for a marriage that was registered overseas. It is cheaper if you apply online. If you also include a General Register Office (GRO) index reference number, the process will be quicker. You can view the list of fees.
Where can Brits legally get married abroad?
- Italy. The most popular country for UK couples getting married abroad is Italy.
- USA. Las Vegas is known as the ‘wedding capital of the world’ and with good reason.
- New Zealand.
Can you get married online internationally?
An American man and Argentinian woman have tied the knot in a virtual ceremony, becoming the first couple ever to get legally married via video while in different countries.
How do you get married in another country?
Like U.S. marriage laws, foreign marriage laws vary among locations. Most countries require proof of a valid U.S. passport, birth certificate or other proof of residency before a foreign marriage may take place. Many countries also require blood and/or medical tests to be completed by the parties.
What happens when you marry someone from another country?
Obtain resident status for your new spouse. Once you’re married, you can apply to change the foreign spouse’s status to permanent resident status, which is commonly referred to as having a “green card.” A green card gives someone the ability to live and work in the United States permanently.
Is a Las Vegas wedding legal in UK?
Your Las Vegas wedding is legal and fully-recognised in the UK, so you DON’T have to register your marriage.
Do you need to give notice if getting married abroad?
If one British person is marrying a foreign national abroad, then only the British person would need to attend to give notice. If you do not hold British nationality please contact your local consulate office for further advice.
Is marriage in one country valid in another?
Marriages performed overseas are considered valid in the country where they take place if they are entered into in accordance with local law. Recognition of the validity of marriages performed abroad depends on the laws of the place in which the marriage is to be recognized.
Do I need to give notice to marry abroad?
If you are marrying or forming a civil partnership with someone who is British, or an EEA / Swiss citizen with settled or pre-settled status, then you must each give notice (separately if required) at the register office in which you reside. Notice must be given no later than 29 days before your marriage.
Where is the easiest country to get married?
- The Bahamas: The legalities are straight-forward.
- The Seychelles: The legalities are straight-forward, but allow a couple of days in the country before the wedding to arrange the necessary paperwork.
Where is easiest place to get married abroad?
- Las Vegas.
- New York.
Can you legally get married in Spain if you are British?
You can do the legals (marriage or civil partnership) at your local Registry Office in the UK in just ten minutes; all you need is two witnesses. Then you can have whatever ceremony you like in Spain.
Are zoom weddings legal UK?
Are they legally binding? Here in the UK, an officiant or registrar needs to be physically present with the couple (in the US, on the other hand, he/she could be remote via Zoom). Therefore, Covid-secure weddings with an officiant or registrar are legally binding .