Getting a Divorce- Can you apply for a divorce without a marriage certificate

Can you apply for a divorce without a marriage certificate?

If the original marriage certificate has been lost or destroyed, a certified copy can be obtained from the Superintendent Registrar of Marriages for the district where the marriage took place or the General Register Office.

If the marriage took place abroad and the certificate is in a foreign language then an authenticated translation will be required.

There are circumstances where, if the marriage takes place abroad, where there is no certificate – tribal marriages are an example. In those circumstances the validity of the marriage itself could be questioned. Evidence of the marriage, from independent witnesses will probably required. In circumstances such as these it may be appropriate to consider issuing an application for a declaration as to the validity of the marriage.

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