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Question 300/309 ?? marriage registration advice

Hi again all,

Applying for a Prospective Marriage visa or Partner Visa (not sure yet )
I've thouroughly read booklet #1 and othe relevant materials, aswell as regularly visting this and other forums and believe we have good legs to stand on in regards to evidence of a genuine and continuing relationship - just a matter of getting all the formal paperwork, such as the evidence of intent to marry, sponsorship forms and police checks sorted.

Reading the various relevant British government websites it seems that for an Aussie to marry in the UK one would need a certain visa to enter on that grounds - and/or a Certificate of Approval from the Home Office - and this can take up to 3 months to 'process' aswell. can anyone verify this or advise of an easier way?

From other forums I've read we may be best to fly to a country such as Denmark where apparently you only need to be in the country 3 days and minimal costs to marry... again any advice or warnings??

Ideally my fiance and I would marry here or in Europe and then apply for the Partner Visa, as we do not want the risk I suppose of not being granted the Prospective marriage Visa, lower costs overall - and it seems the processing time for a partner visa (offshore) may be shorter?

failing this we come to my next question - part of the Application for Prospective Marriage says we need a letter of Registration of Marriage including date and venue - which we obtain by lodging and NOIM with a celebrant. That makes sense but nowhere can I find how to actually get this to happen. How does one go about this from the other side of the world?

Being in the UK currently, I'm emailling a few celebrants in Aus to no avail. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.


Again, thanks for any help with any or all of the matters,

Damon.


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Hi again all,

Applying for a Prospective Marriage visa or Partner Visa (not sure yet )
I've thouroughly read booklet #1 and othe relevant materials, aswell as regularly visting this and other forums and believe we have good legs to stand on in regards to evidence of a genuine and continuing relationship - just a matter of getting all the formal paperwork, such as the evidence of intent to marry, sponsorship forms and police checks sorted.

Reading the various relevant British government websites it seems that for an Aussie to marry in the UK one would need a certain visa to enter on that grounds - and/or a Certificate of Approval from the Home Office - and this can take up to 3 months to 'process' aswell. can anyone verify this or advise of an easier way?

From other forums I've read we may be best to fly to a country such as Denmark where apparently you only need to be in the country 3 days and minimal costs to marry... again any advice or warnings??

Ideally my fiance and I would marry here or in Europe and then apply for the Partner Visa, as we do not want the risk I suppose of not being granted the Prospective marriage Visa, lower costs overall - and it seems the processing time for a partner visa (offshore) may be shorter?

failing this we come to my next question - part of the Application for Prospective Marriage says we need a letter of Registration of Marriage including date and venue - which we obtain by lodging and NOIM with a celebrant. That makes sense but nowhere can I find how to actually get this to happen. How does one go about this from the other side of the world?

Being in the UK currently, I'm emailling a few celebrants in Aus to no avail. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.


Again, thanks for any help with any or all of the matters,

Damon.
Be wary of the DenVegas quickie for it may not be quite as easy as Rah Rah Rah even with Princess Mary there and their english abilities for Aussie Aussi Oi Oi Oi!
marriage in Denmark - the uncomplicated marriage and
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Binational couples who want to marry is not a problem, if both partners are EU-citizens. For Non-EU-citizens with indefinite residence permits or visas, it is very complicated to marry, because the authorities ask for the impossible documents for a marriage.
Just doing a quick look for quickies without scouring all of Europe, looks like the yodellers may do it about best.
Getting Married in Switzerland - AngloINFO Geneva, in the Geneva region (Switzerland)
Monaco requiring about four weeks there too it seems.

Getting married in a hurry does not always guarantee a partner visa either and I've read on some of those other forums re people being together for a number of years, married or not and even with kids who for whatever reason have not presented a sufficient case to get a partner visa.
A quickie European marriage may be viewed with suspicion.

You may have to just either go for the PMV and as far as the evidence of intended marriage, the Checklist mentions a letter from the person that'll do the ceremony.
http://www.immi.gov.au/migrants/_pdf/300-checklist.pdf

One recent poster posted about how mow having a PMV, it was going to be a bit too much to get married within the nine months and so that infers no arrangements had been made for that granting of the PMV.
Have you got folks back home who could see a local celebrant, explain the situation, make a tentative booking for you for about nine months time and make out a letter they can send to you along with any other documentation you need like BC if you didn't take it.

In reality, I do wonder whether COs do overlook the NOIM bit for with granting of a visa time somewhat variable how really can one make an appointment in advance.

The other and possibly less complicated way for you may be your girl comes out on an ETA when she has finished current year, you get that relationship registration I think we mentioned on earlier post and then she applies for an onshore partner visa.





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