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I am a UK citizen (university lecturer) currently working in Malaysia. I want to marry a (well educated..) Malaysian woman. Would it be better for me as regards XXXXX XXXXX to the UK to live (when I/we return) for us to marry in Malaysia or marry in the UK?
Long term we expect to live and work in the UK again in education (we both have PhDs)
She is divorced (in Malaysia) and has two young Malaysian children
Thank you very much, all very helpful.
So I will go for a marriage in Malaysia option.
I notice you did not mention her children as a factor..?
Would she (and they) be able to travel as a European citizen if she was married to me outside the UK/Europe?
And, presumablly on a spouse visa she can live and work in the UK..
Still wondering about the status of her children on a spouse visa if we marry in Malaysia.
Do they have a different set of legal rights?