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British marrying Indonesian in Singapore

Postby rifera » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 2:39 am

Hello...

I'd like to know whether anybody knows how it works for a British holding P1 employment pass who'd like to marry an Indonesian woman (no EP or Spass) in Singapore? Or is it better to be married in UK? Please advise :)

Thankssss :D

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Re: British marrying Indonesian in Singapore

Postby ksl » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 4:15 am

rifera wrote:Hello...

I'd like to know whether anybody knows how it works for a British holding P1 employment pass who'd like to marry an Indonesian woman (no EP or Spass) in Singapore? Or is it better to be married in UK? Please advise :)

Thankssss :D
No EP No S pass , so must have wp not allowed to marry in Singapore. UK is your best best, though it also takes several weeks, 3 i think minimum.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 4:32 am

It can be done

Read

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Postby rifera » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 8:50 am

Hi Mad Scientist, thanks for your great info. Pardon me if I need to ask some more question as I went to this site http://ukinsingapore.fco.gov.uk/en/help ... r-marriage and read some of the information written like this :

"Marriages conducted in the Republic of Singapore are recognised by the United Kingdom. As Singapore is a member of the Commonwealth, there is no facility for registering your marriage here at the British High Commission, nor are records of marriages of British Nationals in Singapore held by the High Commission.

In addition, as Singapore is a member of the Commonwealth there is no facility for depositing a copy of the marriage certificate at the General Register Office in the United Kingdom. There will therefore be no record of your marriage held in the UK."

As for both bold and underlined, does it mean a good or bad things? Could you please help :???: Thanks so much :D

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Re: British marrying Indonesian in Singapore

Postby Saint » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 9:26 am

ksl wrote:
rifera wrote:Hello...

I'd like to know whether anybody knows how it works for a British holding P1 employment pass who'd like to marry an Indonesian woman (no EP or Spass) in Singapore? Or is it better to be married in UK? Please advise :)

Thankssss :D
No EP No S pass , so must have wp not allowed to marry in Singapore. UK is your best best, though it also takes several weeks, 3 i think minimum.


Maybe she isn't even residing in Singapore and just visits? My mate in this same situation has just ROM in Singapore with no problems at all

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Postby Mad Scientist » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 10:00 am

rifera wrote:Hi Mad Scientist, thanks for your great info. Pardon me if I need to ask some more question as I went to this site http://ukinsingapore.fco.gov.uk/en/help ... r-marriage and read some of the information written like this :

"Marriages conducted in the Republic of Singapore are recognised by the United Kingdom. As Singapore is a member of the Commonwealth, there is no facility for registering your marriage here at the British High Commission, nor are records of marriages of British Nationals in Singapore held by the High Commission.

In addition, as Singapore is a member of the Commonwealth there is no facility for depositing a copy of the marriage certificate at the General Register Office in the United Kingdom. There will therefore be no record of your marriage held in the UK."

As for both bold and underlined, does it mean a good or bad things? Could you please help :???: Thanks so much :D


Basically it means that British High Comms does not file in all the marriages conducted in SG . In fact no embassies did that to my knowledge. I dunno whether it is a good thing or bad, seems to me it does not affect one bit at all. All you need to do is ROM in SIngapore. Make sure you received the Marriage Certificate and off you go. A few forumers have done it as per my link even Saint, Manutd, Beppi with no major drama.
Why do you worry about British High Comm not registering your marriage ? Is there something that you must do in registering with them ?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 10:18 am

Actually, if you ROM in Singapore and are based here, you should register with the British High Commission. By registration, I don't mean solemnization but letting them know your are married and giving them both of your particulars, marriage license, etc. That way, in case of an emergency (e.g. natural disaster or military confrontation) your embassy is aware of you AND your spouse and can endeavour to help you to "escape" Singapore if necessary. It will also give them a way to know how to contact you as well.

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Postby rifera » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 1:52 pm

hehe great info y'all, thanks so much! I'm glad to hear that there wont be much hassle (and drama 8-) )

cheers!

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 2:53 pm

just bumped into this thread .. Unlike KSL says ..

you need to show continued residency here, for 21 days, and then file for marriage, and after the 30 days, you are to complete the solemnisation within 90 days .. from the date of initial filing ..

Or so ..

Know enough people, one Brit, living here on SVP, in his Aunt's place, got married to a Filipina WP holder here :D :D

And another, Brit, also on SVP, wife from Phil, also on SVP, both got married.

After staying here, and filing, they left and came back a week before the actual solemnisation ..

Me been witnsess to both of 'em .. ;)

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 3:03 pm

Mad Scientist wrote: In fact no embassies did that to my knowledge.


Correction: Philippines Embassy has a long list of things to do, for a Filipino getting married to a non-filipino, and that includes a sermon on the bad lifestyle of the non-filipinos .. (I am kidding, but some sort of 'orientation' is required .. ) and then they have a long list of forms to be submitted to the Embassy and repeat the same answer for the question "why do you want to marry a filipino .. " etc. etc.

http://www.philippine-embassy.org.sg/co ... -marriage/

I am trying to recall the page where they had the 2 page long instructions .. :D :D

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 3:12 pm

As long as you submit to the annual pilgrimage to the church and agree to be nailed to a cross to show your Catholicism, you'll be okay. :o

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 3:21 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:As long as you submit to the annual pilgrimage to the church and agree to be nailed to a cross to show your Catholicism, you'll be okay. :o


Shucks .. I need to reconsider my marriage then :( :(

I was never briefed on the crucifixion .. part .. :( :(

Is there a waiver form and a fee to pay for it ?? :D :D

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 3:38 pm

Not too sure about the waiver part, but the fee for not doing it is probably a hellish eternity! :shock:

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Postby Saint » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 3:39 pm

ecureilx wrote:just bumped into this thread .. Unlike KSL says ..

you need to show continued residency here, for 21 days, and then file for marriage, and after the 30 days, you are to complete the solemnisation within 90 days .. from the date of initial filing ..


It's actually 15 days and only one of yo have to physically here for that period

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 3:43 pm

Saint wrote:It's actually 15 days and only one of yo have to physically here for that period


:o :o

Ah ... I never knew, as I haven't reached that stage ;)

Thanks


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