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Is a marriage in the Philippines registered in the UK

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Jimmy, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. Jimmy
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    Jimmy Active Member

    just wondered as I’ve never checked

    Married in the provinces

    But does it get automatically logged in the UK

    Or did I sign something here in the UK first as I can’t remember
  2. Heathen
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    Heathen Active Member

    I got married in the Provinces , but first had to get a affidavit/affirmation from the British Embassy in Manila, im pretty sure you have to register the marriage in the UK, it is not done automatically..
  3. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    a legal marriage in the philippines is recognised in the UK--end of. there is no automatic notification to the UK--but you dont need to do anything about it.
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  4. Jimmy
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    Jimmy Active Member

    Thank you both

    But if I don’t register here

    I could get married again with no comebacks
  5. Heathen
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    Heathen Active Member

    I had to provide a Cenomar in the Province to certify that i was not married in the Philippines, as for getting married again in the UK, i suppose its possible.. however whatever way you look at it its bigamy..
  6. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    haha--not quite. you still have to declare your marital status--supported by documents..marriage certificate--divorce or death certificate.
  7. Jimmy
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    Jimmy Active Member

    Well I have a divorce certificate from my first marriage

    But no marriage certificate from there

    I reckon a few take a chance and get away with it
  8. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    no marriage certificate from the philippines ? did you actually go through a lawful marriage ceremony?
  9. oss
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    oss Not Here Staff Member

    Many years ago I was sitting at the Heineken bar on the upper level of the old Lounge 2 in Schiphol airport waiting for my outbound flight, a British bloke started chatting to me, he lived and worked in the middle east, he ended up openly bragging about marrying multiple women in Asia and dumping them when he got fed up with them, he claimed the paperwork was easy, I have no idea if he was telling the truth or not but he certainly seemed to think it was a fairly easy thing to do.

    Sometimes you get into good conversations with travellers and sometimes you get into quite unpleasant conversations, that was one I would have preferred not to have had.
  10. Jimmy
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    Jimmy Active Member

    Yes and she has it
  11. Jimmy
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    Jimmy Active Member

    I believe him from what I’m hearing
  12. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Then she is still your legal wife..untill you divorce her.
  13. singlefem
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    singlefem New Member

    If your marriage is in trouble dont come on here looking for a a craffy way out talk to wifey
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  14. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    This poses an interesting question!
    If married in the Philippines (no divorce law) and went say for 2 year seperation with consent divorce would that happen?
    Or would you be divorced in the UK but not in the Philippines?
    I think this may of been discussed before but not sure.

    That aside @Jimmy as others have said you're marriage is recognised in the UK so to marry again you will have to divorce or be a widower both require documentation
  15. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    It would be a foreign divorce..so would be recognized over there. Might be tricky getting mutual consent though.££££££
  16. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Hi singlefem.
    Some members want to talk to other members about all sorts of things, perhaps even relationship problems, especially if problems arise and communication is difficult.
    "Talking to wifey" is not always easy in many marriages. ;)
  17. singlefem
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    singlefem New Member

    Then thos marriages have troubles. As a partnership you should be able to talk freely to each other even if the topic is troublesome.
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  18. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    like blowing money sent by a fiance to pay for a visa application on gifts for the family ?
  19. Mattecube
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    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    Did you not see her reply on another post on this she spent 2500 pesos and thought pesos and pounds where the same value.
    Husband was highly amused!
  20. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    hmmm. yes--i do recall seeing that

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