Indian marrying abroad on tourist visa.

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Hey guys

Can't find much on the Internet regarding my question. Which countries in the world can indians marry on a tourist visa in.

I thought Thailand was one but turns out you need a student or work visa to do so.

Any answers will be greatly appreciated.

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Done all the time so which country(ies)? The regs vary from country to country..
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It is a bit easier to marry (especially for binational couples) in Denmark or Cyprus for example. It is possible on a tourist visa - the question is if the Indian person will get the visa.
For example here: www.toender.dk/Borger/In-English/Marriage.aspx

Why are you asking? What is the problem? I think we could help you better with more information.
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Which countries in the world can indians marry on a tourist visa in.
Sorry: Too much work!

Somebody has to do a heap of googling and, possibly, even getting non-English languages tanslated. I don't think you are going to have much success with outsourcing that to the forum.

But, tell us the story, and you might get some excellent specific answers and advice.

Begin with an outline of yourself and your intended spouse, and then tell us, why does it have to be a "tourist" visa, why not UK, and why not India. It would also be a help to our team of experts if you tell us where you both are now and which country in the world you want to settle in.
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How do illegal immigrants get married?
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This is so wide ended we could take this anywhere..
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That's why I asked the OP to state where it is she wants to go, and at least some of how.

All we have at the moment is a piece of string and we have no clue how long it is.
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Hi.

Sorry for being so vague earlier!

Background I am british citizen of Pakistani origin, my partner is from India Kerala. We are looking to get married this year. The first choice would have been India but recently the state of Kerala have banned foreign marriages. I visited India just last week so me getting a visa to India is not impossible even though I am of Pakistani origin.
Now the option we are currently looking at is marrying in the UK with my partner coming here on a marriage visitor visa. However we are wary of this getting declined by the UKBA.
If in the worse case scenario it was to be declined we are wanting to know of options of countries we can marry in. For me it's not such a problem to marry on a tourist visa in countries such as Thailand, but it seems it's a little more complicated for him as he is an Indian citizen.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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We are looking to get married this year. The first choice would have been India but recently the state of Kerala have banned foreign marriages.


Oh! right! It was you who posted about this a while ago. Seemed pretty weird, but I guess you never found a way past the brick wall?

How about (silly idea, I know, but someone has to have them) your fiance moving somewhere else in India? For a Special Marriage Act wedding, one of the parties must have lived in the jurisdiction of the registrar for a month before giving the month's notice. In theory, could be either of you, but in practice, I think it might be a smoother passage if it is the Indian partner.

UK on a marriage visa... I don't really know, because it was never on the cards that I and my Indian wife would ever live there, but I suspect it comes down to how much money you have got. You (or even someone else) needs to show that they they are inviting him and can afford to house and support him for the duration of his stay. If that stay is not intended to long-term, with an appropriate long-term visa, the authorities need to believe that he will leave at the end of it.

Please excuse me if I'm just regurgitating stuff already said on other threads.
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Originally Posted by Daisy121 View Post Hi.

Sorry for being so vague earlier!

Background I am british citizen of Pakistani origin, my partner is from India Kerala.



Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Search this sub-forum for list of Caribbean countries where a desi can get married fast, (within few days)

Did you check with down south neighbors - Sri Lanka's rules ?
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Did you check with down south neighbors - Sri Lanka's rules ?
Even without leaving India the neighbours may be helpful. As far as we know, Kerala is the only place to have come up with this weird and crazy "rule!"
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Hmm I've even researching Sri Lanka it's looking like a strong possibility. However would the marriage be recognised in western countries as well as India?

The procedure doesn't look too complicated...
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Originally Posted by Daisy121 View Post However would the marriage be recognised in western countries as well as India?
For Germany (don't know about Britain) it is important that the marriage is valid under the law of the country where it is conducted. For example a Hindu marriage in a temple in India (between to Hindus and afterwards the registration with the marriage registrar) is valid although a religious wedding is not valid in Germany (where the marriage registrar conducts the wedding and the optional church wedding is just for religious reasons). It is only important that one sticks to the rules in the country where the marriage happens.

Maybe a marriage registrar in Britain can tell you more about acceptance of foreign marriages?

Have a look for Cyprus and Denmark. Weddings in Europe should have no problem to be recognised by any other Western countries. Has your fiancÚ travelled to Europe/America before? Does he have a good job? That would make a visa for Europe much easier.

Check if one of you has to be a resident in Sri Lanka so that you can legaly marry there.

Does the British embassy in India conduct marriages?
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My bet: non-acceptance of a foreign marriage would be rare. Unless there were to be a sudden outbreak of some kind of fraud, which depended on being married in a certain country, why would they not?

The only reason I can think of (and, ok, my brain cells are rather limited) would be if the marriage were, in some way actually illegal, in one country. An obvious example of this is that there are probably countries (not India, but it happens anyway) where child marriage is perfectly legal, but I don't think anyone would succeed in bringing their 12-year-old bride to UK.
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Having researched a fair bit today it seems Sri Lanka is the best bet. Two foreigners can marry there and once we have the marriage certificates stamped by some legal office in colombo they will be recognised world wide.

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