We often hear from clients who are having difficulty obtaining a certificate of no impediment when planning to get married in a country that is a member of the commonwealth. Although this document is frequently requested, the UK does not issue this document for marriages in commonwealth countries. Conflicting information from the local authorities in the country you intend to marry will undoubtedly cause confusion, fortunately there are alternatives.
We process thousands of documents of year ranging from Powers of Attorney to birth certificates and everything in between. There is one question we are nearly always asked, “will my original document be legalised or can you process a copy?” and the answer is nearly always, “that depends”.
When making the decision to get married abroad, documentation - although not very exciting - is an essential part of the planning process.