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Getting married in Thailand ...or not...

Old Aug 7th 2018, 2:34 am
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Hi all,
This is a continuation of a different thread about marrying my Malaysian Moslem fiancée. I’m asking for actual experiences as the amount of contradictory advise and anecdotal “evidence” is staggering.

We we had decided on this course of action; we would get married in Thailand, in Bangkok using the services of a legal company. I would convert on the day of the ceremony and all documents would be registered with the Thai authorities and at the Malaysian Embassy in Bangkok. Then, on our return to KL we would register the marriage as required with the religious authorities.

So so far so good, but then one of my fiancee’s friends said that she would still have to get permission from the Islamic Council in KL (JAWI) before the ceremony or face a court case and fine when we went to register the marriage with them on our return from Bangkok. They would also require my conversion certificate and permission from a wali ( her brother) for her to marry before we had the ceremony in Bangkok.

Does anyone know any any facts here?

Really grateful for any information...

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Old Aug 7th 2018, 3:19 am
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If you post on a public forum, anecdotal evidence and opinions is pretty much all you can expect. Why not contact the Islamic Council in KL and just ask them?
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Old Aug 7th 2018, 3:24 am
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Thank you.
In Malaysia it seems that speaking to officials in offices does not necessarily get you any further than what that particular individual thinks at the time.
I asked for actual experiences.
But thank you for your contributions.
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Originally Posted by ChrisC1955
Thank you.
In Malaysia it seems that speaking to officials in offices does not necessarily get you any further than what that particular individual thinks at the time.
I asked for actual experiences.
But thank you for your contributions.
If the official source of information isn't any good, then we'll just have to hope that any non-Muslim BE members who have travelled to Thailand to marry a Malaysian Muslim, and then returned to KL to register the marriage with the relevant religious authorities, see your post. Good luck.
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