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Getting married in Canada on a work permit

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Hi Everyone,

Random question: What are the rules on getting married in Canada while both of the parties are on WP's?

Liefie and I want to get married this year. My thinking is that we can apply for the marriage license and still get married here, but would most likely have to register our marriage in SA too, considering we're not permanent residence in Canada.

I'm not sure what the implications are or if it is as simple as I'd like to imagine.

Anyone been through this or know of someone that have been?

Thanks,

Nicky

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Sideline

The laws of marriage are basically about what and where (generally) the husbands place of domicile is at date of marriage. So the country where he would primarily domicile. This has and holds the proprietary consequences (legal statutes etc) surrounding the marriage. In this case the legal issues for the marriage will be based on Canadian law and not South African law. You wouldn't need to register the marriage in SA.

You can get married anywhere in the world but the "registration" or validity of the legal binders will be where he actually lives for more than 190 or something days in a year (the major domicile)

With that said you will need to consider antenuptial contracts (ANCs) (or pre nuptial agreement in Alberta) etc before marriage.

Get hold of us if you want to chat about it.

Read here

http://www.slsedmonton.com/family/getting-married/

http://www.servicealberta.ca/1822.cfm

http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Acts/M05.pdf

Trust this helps :)

Disclaimer! This is not legal advice, merely an interpretation and understanding of the laws from our previous legal background. Should you really need advice please do get the proper Canadian legal advice.

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M-N

Thanks Sideline, as usual you're replies are informative. We'll chat soon.

in the meantime I'll do some reading.

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Stefan

I got married in Toronto while on a work permit. Granted that my skattebol is Canadian, the process was to apply for a marriage license with the provincial registrar (Ontario's is in Thunder Bay) just like normal residents. Right away I applied for marriage certificate. My certificate says "birthplace" and not "citizenship" on it, by the way.

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