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Getting my wife into Singapore

Post by nburge » Tue, 30 Nov 2010 7:13 pm

I'm heading there next year for work (P1 visa) and am getting married this year. I'm british, my fiancée is Canadian but because of UK visa issues we have been living separately for most of this year. She's currently in cambodia (where we will marry), and I'm not sure how 'legal' our wedding will be in the eyes of the Singapore government. I don't know what (if any) paperwork we will get from Cambodia to recognise the marriage - other than by bribing the right people.

So, what would be the best solution? Should I try and bribe for the paperwork to submit to Singapore? Or should we move to Singapore and get married there instead? What do the Singaporean authorities need to see for me to show we're married?

Thanks.

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Post by Mad Scientist » Wed, 01 Dec 2010 4:01 am

Once married in Cambodia, get it recognise in British or Canadian High Comm in Cambodia. http://ukincambodia.fco.gov.uk/en/
Alternatively have a Public Notary there to authenticate your legal marriage papers. This should suffice to get her into Singapore under Dependent Pass(DP) as you are the EP holder.
I do not foresee any issues in her DP application.

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Post by nburge » Wed, 01 Dec 2010 4:31 am

Thanks. The problem with Cambodia will be getting any paperwork at all. I enquired at the British embassy about process over there, and they came back with two separate answers from two different Cambodian departments, one saying we had to go through the same channels as a Cambodian citizen (not an option due to timeframes) and one saying we didn't need to do anything (and wouldn't get a marriage certificate). The method to get paperwork is bribery, so I guess I have to bribe someone for the certificate, then get it recognized by the embassy, then use that in Singapore...

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Post by Mad Scientist » Wed, 01 Dec 2010 4:44 am

UK Embassy in Thailand is another option for you and closer to Cambodia.
To get the legal marriage papers in Cambodia to my knowledge is not an issue unless you are wanting to do something different which I am not aware of.
As I said before , you can always get it authenticate by using a Public Notary in Cambodia or Thailand.
ICA view marriage papers legality and proof of marriage by having it notarise by a Public Notary or Embassy officials . This much I know.
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Post by nburge » Wed, 01 Dec 2010 4:47 am

Thanks for your help. Her dad is Cambodian so hopefully he will be able to arrange the paperwork, then I'll take it to the embassy as you suggest.

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