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Can a foreigner legally marry a citizen of Malaysia in Malaysia? What are the procedures and requirements for the marriage?
Yes but both parties to the marriage must be able to fulfill certain requirements under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 for Civil Marriage if both parties to the marriage are...
If I am married abroad, will my marriage be recognised in Malaysia? Can I register my overseas marriage in Malaysia when I return? What are the documents needed?
Recognition of a marriage which took place outside Malaysia under foreign local law would be recognised as valid here provided that: the marriage complied with the law of the country where it took...
What are the legalities of getting married in a temple? What are the requirements for civil registration of Buddhist religious marriage?
Two of the most renowned Buddhist temples for religious marriage ceremonies in Malaysia are Buddhist Maha Vihara (commonly known as the Brickfields Buddhist Temple) 1 and Thean Hou Temple 2 ....
What are the prohibited relationships for marriage in Malaysia?
Under Section 11 of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, the following relationships are prohibited for marriage in Malaysia: You are not allowed to marry your grandparent, parent,...
If I wish to get married overseas, what steps need to be taken to ensure that is is legal in Malaysia? How do I apply to marry abroad?
There are two situations in which you can get married legally abroad or overseas: Marriage abroad under the law of Malaysia 1: Your marriage is solemnised and registered by the Malaysian...
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