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Malaysian Chinese man marry Iranian Muslim girl

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asked on Apr 6, 2010 at 07:15
by   Wai01
edited on Dec 6, 2016 at 03:13
 
I am a Chinese man holding Malaysia citizenship and I would like to marry an Iranian girl who is Muslim now. However, the Iranian girl does not mind following my religion as Buddhist as she does not really practice Islam in her own country.

Questions:
a) How do we get marry legally in Malaysia without violating any Islam law assuming she changes to Buddhist?

b) How can she change her Islam religion to Buddhist?

c) After our marriage, how can she become a resident of Malaysia? How difficult for her to become a resident knowing she was a Muslim convert to non-Muslim? What process and how long do we have to wait? What is the chance of success? Any previous successful case?

d) Let's say in the first two year of marriage, she is still not yet a resident as I can foresee it will take sometime but we intend to have kids during the first two years. Will the kids have problem obtaining Malaysia citizenship?

I seriously need some help here. Thanks a lot to your advice.
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answered on Oct 3, 2011 at 05:30
by   Ah Boo
edited Dec 6, 2016 at 03:18
 
Questions:

a) How do we get marry legally in Malaysia without violating any Islam law assuming she changes to Buddhist?
ANS: In Malaysia, she cannot convert to Buddhism but she may convert quietly overseas depending on each country law.

b) How can she change her Islam religion to Buddhist?
ANS: As above but need to do carefully as her parents' names are still Muslim and the fact that she is an Iranian citizen and her family is from a Muslim background.

c) After our marriage, how can she become a resident of Malaysia? How difficult for her to become a resident knowing she was a Muslim convert to non-Muslim? What process and how long do we have to wait? What is the chance of success? Any previous successful case?
ANS: Getting a permanent resident (PR) for your foreign wife in Malaysia is not a problem. She needs to stay here for 5 years and then, apply for it. You will need to be very, very careful of conversion in Malaysia. They can check your wife's background. If difficult, you may need to check for other options overseas or you may also convert yourself to Muslim if you want things to go smoothly over here.

d) Let's say in the first two year of marriage, she is still not yet a resident as I can foresee it will take sometime but we intend to have kids during the first two years. Will the kids have problem obtaining Malaysia citizenship?
ANS: No, your kids will be Malaysians since you as a father is a Malaysian but your marriage has to be registered officially here. Your wife-to-be may need to produce a single-status declaration that she is not married before (in other words, single).
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answered on Sep 9, 2012 at 22:40
by   Dave
edited Dec 6, 2016 at 03:20
 
I'm in same situation. I am a Malaysian Indian guy dating an Iranian girl. Similar to
you, my girlfriend isn't religious although she is a Muslim by documents. Is it possible to marry her without me converting to Islam? Will she get her visa as my wife here? Is there any issues I might face? Please advice.
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answered on Sep 19, 2012 at 07:17
by   ewee
edited Dec 6, 2016 at 03:22
 
I don't think she can change her religion as a Muslim. I advise you to do this some where like Thailand and get married there, and when you guys come back Malaysia, she can say that she is not a Muslim, as not all Iranians are Muslim. The problem she will face is if the word "Muslim" is mentioned in her passport.
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answered on May 7, 2013 at 06:04
by   Sean
edited Dec 6, 2016 at 03:24
 
@Wai01, @Dave,

I am facing the same situation like you right now. May I know how is your situation now? Any way to deal with this? Would you mind to share some experience here? I think you may already found the solution and things got done.

Million thanks for your advice.
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answered on Jul 29, 2013 at 00:59
by   cindy
edited Dec 6, 2016 at 03:27
 
I am a Malaysian married to an Iranian guy, it was a lengthy process, however we managed to get our marriage certificate out recently. Ask me how, I am ready to help.
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answered on Sep 5, 2013 at 22:29
by   Achr
edited Dec 6, 2016 at 03:28
 
@Cindy,

Congrats that you have got your certificate. I would like to check marrying to Iranian (presuming that they are Muslims), do you need to convert to Muslim as well? I have been through many threads that doesn't give much info.

Thanks in advance.
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answered on Sep 18, 2013 at 00:27
by   ziteng
edited Dec 6, 2016 at 03:31
 
@Cindy,

I have the same problem as others. My fiance is an Iranian but the things is he is already a Christian and has an official letter from a church. But so far, we couldn't register our marriage as the Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) officer isn't convinced with our documents. We don't have much time to solve our problems. Please let us know how you solve your problems. I'm sure you will help lots of people. Pleases share with us the solution.
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answered on Dec 6, 2013 at 14:52
by   Chris Chan
edited Dec 6, 2016 at 04:06
 
@Cindy,

I have the same issue as well. I am local Malaysian Chinese (non-Muslim) but my fiance is from Tanzania (Africa), Indian Muslim but she doesn't want me to convert to her religion. Can you provide me some advice? I'd also like to hear more about your story, how you got your marriage certificate.
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answered on Jan 12, 2014 at 16:51
by   mattdag1234
edited Dec 6, 2016 at 04:32
 
I'm a Iranian guy who's is willing to marry a Chinese Malaysian woman. Well it's almost a year that I'm trying to register my marriage in Malaysia and even I took my wife to Iran to marry her but Malaysian Embassy in Iran said they will draw her passport so we decided to come back to Malaysia and register it!

It's very confusing and you may give up. I even tried to do it with some agents and they couldn't help. For you as a Chinese man who lives in Muslim country very hard to ask you future wife which is Muslim to convert to Buddhism. The government of both countries will make it hard for both of you.

Well, my wife even converted to Islam and we done all our documents and still haven't succeed. I almost done my job 90% and still running for this case. I also was thinking to open a court case in United Nations (UN) or put it in news paper but haven't get to that stage yet. You have to understand one thing as well my country (Iran) has law relationship with Malaysia during past 2 months because of many reason. It will get better soon.

Even though me and wife are both Muslims now, they are still giving us hard time. I canceled my previous visa just to register her as my wife since the Immigration of Malaysia asked me to do it and since that time I have problem getting social pass as well. I have spend a lot money and time for this case.

It will be a pleasure if Cindy can help me too.
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answered on Nov 29, 2014 at 08:27
by   sim012
edited Dec 6, 2016 at 04:35
 
I'm a Malaysian Chinese married to a Turkish guy. We registered our marriage in Turkey and planning to move back to Malaysia next year. Does anyone have the experience to re-register non-Muslim and Muslim marriage in Malaysia? What is the procedure? Can he apply permanent residence (PR) and can he work legally in Malaysia?

Appreciate your help. Thanks.
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