Marriage by proxy and telephone in the UK
Category: Relationships and Society
Asked by: celestine123-ga
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04 May 2006 02:13 PDT
Expires: 03 Jun 2006 02:13 PDT
Question ID: 725342
My fiance is a Pakistani national working in the UK with a 60 month work permit. I am a Pakistani national in Pakistan. We wanted to get married on the telephone (nikah) so then I may apply for a dependants visa from Pakistan instead of going to the UK on a marriage visa then coming back to Pakistan again for my dependants visa. Kindly let me know if this kind of marriage is acceptable for visa purposes
Re: Marriage by proxy and telephone in the UK
Answered By: answerfinder-ga on 04 May 2006 03:07 PDT
Dear celestine123-ga , If the telephone marriage takes place when one of the parties is in the UK then it will not be accepted as the UK does not recognise telephone marriages. However, if both parties were abroad at the time of the telephone marriage and the countries involved recognise telephone marriages then that may be accepted. You must contact the Immigration and Nationality Directorate to check which countries allow this. http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/content/ind/en/home.html Please note that at the moment their site is suffering from technical problems and access is very slow. The below text is from Google cache. ?The formal validity of a telephone marriage is to be determined according to the laws of the countries in which both parties are physically present when the marriage takes place. Therefore, a telephone marriage celebrated whilst one of the parties is in the United Kingdom will not be valid as telephone marriages are not valid in this country. In cases where the UK based sponsor was overseas when a telephone marriage took place and the laws of both countries recognise such marriages, we cannot deny that the marriage is valid. Enquiries about the marriage laws of other countries may be referred to Section 1 of INPD? http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/ind/en/home/laws___policy/policy_instructions/table_of_contents/chapter_8/annexes_-_a_-_z__.Maincontent.0003.file.tmp/Sec1AnnexB.pdf I hope this answers your question. If it does not, or the answer is unclear, then please ask for clarification of this research before rating the answer. I shall respond to the clarification request as soon as I receive it. Thank you answerfinder Search strategy uk "telephone marriage"
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