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Nikkah certificate U.K. to Canada spousal visa

M.dot

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Mar 14, 2019
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My husband and I married in U.K with a religious ceremony only, a nikkah. Is that enough to show we are married as we purchased the certificate etc? He is a citizen of Canada. We want to start the process now but not sure if we have to also have a civil legal marriage too.
 

canuck_in_uk

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May 4, 2012
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My husband and I married in U.K with a religious ceremony only, a nikkah. Is that enough to show we are married as we purchased the certificate etc? He is a citizen of Canada. We want to start the process now but not sure if we have to also have a civil legal marriage too.
If it is legally recognized in the UK, then yes. If not, and I doubt that it is, then no. You would need to get legally married.
 

zardoz

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Feb 2, 2013
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London
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16-02-2013
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31-07-2013
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09-11-2013
My husband and I married in U.K with a religious ceremony only, a nikkah. Is that enough to show we are married as we purchased the certificate etc? He is a citizen of Canada. We want to start the process now but not sure if we have to also have a civil legal marriage too.
I believe that you will be required to perform a legally recognized civil marriage ceremony as well.