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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 church? What are the requirements for civil registration of Christian religious marriage?
Meeting The Priest If you wish to marry in a church in Malaysia, you should first arrange to see the person in charge of marriages at the building to discuss your plans, give formal notice of your...
What are the marriage requirements in Malaysia?
The requirements for marriage in Malaysia under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 are: Both parties must be unmarried Both parties must not be in certain prohibited family...
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,...
What is bigamy? Is bigamy punishable by law? What is the punishment for bigamy in Malaysia?
Bigamy is the act or condition of a person lawfully married under any law, religion or custom who during the continuance such marriage contract a marriage with a third person under any law,...
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