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    I am getting married in Algeria in 4 weeks and just need some advice about the marriage certificate. Do we need to get it stamped at the British Consulate before I leave? My husband is convinced we do, but I am not so sure. I know it needs to be stamped at the Algerian Foreign Office, but would be grateful if someone could clarify exactly what needs to be done.

    Any advice much appreciated.

    Anne-Marie

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    Congratulations

    I don't think you can get it stamped at the UK Embassy, but you can lodge it for a small fee (which you get a receipt for). This is just an option and you don't need to do it as it is recognised in the UK as a marriage, but you wouldn't be able to get a copy of your marriage certificate in the UK, unless you lodge it, if you get me.

    Depositing marriage and civil partnership documents in the UK

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    • #3
      Thanks for the advice. I think we will lodge it at the GRO just in case we ever need a copy. Good to know we do not need to go to the British embassy though. Want to be able to relax for a few days!!

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      • #4
        We did lodge the marriage certificate via the British Embassy in Algiers, so I'm not really sure how the GRO thing works, but I do know your husband to be could always lodge it without you there if you didn't have time, even though it is unlikely they would let him in the actual embassy...

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        • #5
          Now I am really curious - why wouldn't they let him in?!

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          • #6
            At the time that my husband went, they only let British people in, I presume due to terrorism fears.

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            • #7
              hello
              It's really not easy to get the visa for the husband, it's much easier when the wife is not British and the husband is..
              I know someone who tried 5 times to get it..
              The most important is to make a good and consistant file, not only the marriage certficate, you'll need lot of pics together, and especially in the party.. and you'll need to join the letters or emails or telephone bills, the proof of your contact in a long period..
              all the documents must be translated to English, and in 2 copies, even the pictures ( you can put only photocopies of pic)

              And you need to add everything about you, it's better to have a house, and bank statement of at least 6 months, his bank statment too, you both must somehow prove that your husband will not need to recourse to public funds..

              Good luck and congrats
              Last edited by penthesilee; 7 October 2010, 15:23.

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              • #8
                Dear Penthesilee,
                I have been thinking alot about the statement you made, and I really don't think it is correct to say it. I do not believe the UK border agency discriminates on gender, and I think its an extremely negative thing to say, especially as so many British wives of Algerians visit the site looking for advice and I'd hate for them to take what you said to heart. If your friend was refused 5 times, then there is something fundamentally wrong with their application - not because the husband is Algerian and the wife is British.

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                • #9
                  dear Felicity
                  Sorry you misunderstood my previous message, I did not say it's a a gender discrimination, I said it's difficult for men to get the visa because they have to be able to submit an evidence of how he will fund his stay in UK, unless his wife is able to sponsor him.

                  And I gave some advice to help...

                  regards

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                  • #10
                    I know you gave advice which was helpful, I just felt, as I said, your other statement was overly negative. I think the majority of British women would be able to sponsor their husbands as much as a husband could sponsor a wife.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the advice, but I am not risking our future together by putting our visa application together myself. We are paying an Immigration lawyer to do it for us. The initial expense is much cheaper than a subsequent appeal!!I am very fortunate as I have my own house and a relatively well-paid, secure job. He is also very well-educated which I am sure will not hinder things! It is really just a matter of time...

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                      • #12
                        1 and a half weeks to go, the countdown is on... dum dum didum dum dum di dum....

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                        • #13
                          Lol!! Knowing what I do about Algerian weddings, I am not too sure there will be much walking down an aisle!!! We are planning to start our romantic day with a trip to the translator's and also the doctor's to get a blood test. Talk about being swept off my feet! We fly out on Saturday so hopefully should be signing papers on Sunday. Think the wedding party will be a few days after that, but I have my dress ready...

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                          • #14
                            Ah the blood tests, what sweeter way is there than to start married life by checking there's no HIV etc lurking about. If you can please take a picture (or get your photographer to) of your favours from the wedding party and share it with us (I do love the favours...). How many dresses do you think you will be wearing on the big day?

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                            • #15
                              So I have officially been an Algerian wife for a week now!! I put my foot down and only wore one dress (I am spending enough money on visas and flights!) but it was a proper wedding dress. We had a great day but it was certainly very different from UK weddings. Cannot believe how many photos were taken! I am not too sure what you mean by favours. Did I miss out on something exciting??

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