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Divorce in the UK - when married elsewhere
« on: January 16, 2018, 01:15:33 AM »
The UK now has a centralised Court in Southampton for dealing with Divorces and won't accept a certified copy of a Cypriot Marriage Certificate and need it confirmed by a Solicitor / Notary - then it must be taken to Milton Keynes to be 'checked' for authenticity ..

Get your document certified
You asked us to send this information to you while checking whether your documents can be legalised.
Before submitting your application you need to get the following document certified:
Marriage Certificate (UK issued by someone other than GRO)

Certifying documents

Certain documents must be certified in the UK by a solicitor or 'notary public' before they can be legalised.
When the solicitor or notary public signs the document, they must:

have a valid practising certificate
sign the document in the UK
state the action they have taken eg witnessed, certified a copy, confirmed as original
use their personal signature, not a company signature
include the date of certification
include their name and company address
The solicitor or notary public’s signature must be an original, hand-written signature. We can't accept a photocopy or scan of a signature.
If they add a notarial certificate, it must be attached to the document. The certificate must also contain a specific reference to the document they have certified.
If a notary public from England, Wales or Northern Ireland signs a document for legalisation, they must also stamp or emboss the document with their notarial seal.
You can find:
solicitors in England and Wales at http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/
notaries public in England and Wales at http://www.facultyoffice.org.uk/notary/find-a-notary/
solicitors and notaries public in Scotland at http://www.lawscot.org.uk/
solicitors and notaries public in Northern Ireland at http://www.lawsoc-ni.org/

What happens next?

Once you have certified all your documents, go back to http://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised and resubmit your application to get them legalised.


The Legalisation Office, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised


Worth bearing in mind that getting divorced is probably stressful enough, without these hoops to jump, through

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Re: Divorce in the UK - when married elsewhere
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 02:08:40 PM »
So finally you decided to divorce or she decided to divorce you?

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Re: Divorce in the UK - when married elsewhere
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 02:40:39 PM »
So finally you decided to divorce or she decided to divorce you?



Thank you for the expected, relevant post.  I didn't mind if she wanted to divorce me - as long as it happens ...  I know you are fascinated by what most ppl would record as my off-board life, Wiz...

Found out today that CY would be prepared to issue an original Marriage Certificate and a covering letter, which I can take to the CY High Commission ( what a Commonwealth nation's Embassy is called) and have it "Apostilled"

The UK and CY are members of the relevant Hague Convention and "no need to go to Milton Keynes" ....

Hmm, lets see