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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...
How do I object to a civil marriage or wedding? What is a caveat? How do I enter a caveat against a marriage?
Caveat Against A Marriage An objection or caveat against a marriage is a legal notice filed with a court to prevent a marriage proceeding until the opposition can be heard. A caveat acts as a...
What is a void marriage? What is a voidable marriage? What are the differences?
Void Marriage A void marriage is a marriage that is void and invalid from its very beginning. Such marriage is unlawful and requires no formality to terminate. A marriage shall be void if: at the...
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...
I found an error on my marriage certificate. Can change be made to my marriage certificate? How may an error on my marriage certificate be corrected?
You will be given the opportunity of checking the entry in the marriage register to ensure the details are correct and spelling mistakes are not made before you sign it. Let the Registrar know if...
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