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Old Sep 5th 2017, 11:00 am   #1
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Hi,

My partner and I want to get married in Sydney, I am British and she is Polish and we are both on a 457 visa and have been here for 3 years.

My question is, what do we need to do to have it recognised by UK law, can we just get married or do we need do to anything else?

I have been on the embassy page but it just says the following:

Contact the relevant local authorities in Australia to find out about local marriage laws, including what documents you’ll need.

You should get legal advice before making any plans.

The UK doesn’t issue certificates of no impediment (CNI) for marriages in Commonwealth countries. You’ll need to explain this if you’re asked to provide a CNI or a similar document to prove you’re allowed to marry


Thanks for you help in advance.

Ben
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Hi,

My partner and I want to get married in Sydney, I am British and she is Polish and we are both on a 457 visa and have been here for 3 years.

My question is, what do we need to do to have it recognised by UK law, can we just get married or do we need do to anything else?

I have been on the embassy page but it just says the following:

Contact the relevant local authorities in Australia to find out about local marriage laws, including what documents you’ll need.

You should get legal advice before making any plans.

The UK doesn’t issue certificates of no impediment (CNI) for marriages in Commonwealth countries. You’ll need to explain this if you’re asked to provide a CNI or a similar document to prove you’re allowed to marry


Thanks for you help in advance.

Ben
As long as the marriage is carried out legally under Australian law it will be recognised in the UK.
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As long as the marriage is carried out legally under Australian law it will be recognised in the UK.
Imagine if that wasn't the case, It would save a fortune it divorce costs - just saying
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Not a problem. We got married while on holiday here, using a celebrant, long before we moved here.
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Cheaper in the UK. From a mans perspective, that's a winner.
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Cheaper in the UK. From a mans perspective, that's a winner.
Depends how you do it. We did it under a tree in the Botanic Gardens with 3 witnesses, then went to Watson's Bay for fish and chips.
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That depends - not only on the type of wedding, but on whether the patrties are resident in the UK, need visas, etc.
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That depends - not only on the type of wedding, but on whether the patrties are resident in the UK, need visas, etc.
Brits and Poles should be good on the visa front.

Yep type of wedding etc. When I got married about 10 years back, we priced Sydney and London, London came out cheaper. Things may have changed.
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