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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...
Is religious marriage legal in Malaysia? If a religious marriage is not filed with the marriage registrar, is it considered a legal marriage? What are the procedures for legal religious marriage?
A religious marriage takes place in a church, temple or other building of religious worship where the service is conducted in accordance with the religious rites and ceremonies of the premises by...
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...
What are the types of marriages in Malaysia?
The two types of legally recognised marriages in Malaysia are: Civil marriage; and Islamic marriage; The civil or monogamous opposite sex marriage is being practiced by non-Muslims and non-natives...
Does Malaysia allow same-sex marriage? Is same-sex marriage legal in Malaysia?
No. Same-sex marriage, also referred to as gay or homosexual marriage, is invalid and has no legal effect in Malaysia. Section 69 (d) of the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 A marriage...
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