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Clare
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My wife is planning to file for divorceWe got married 23

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My wife is planning to file for divorce

We got married 23 years ago in Sri Lanka under Islamic law there is an act of parliament

Can she apply in the UK even the marriage was never registered here
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Is your marriage legal in Sr Lanka?
How long have you lived in the Uk?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Yes it's registered in Sri Lanka under the Muslim marriage Act we have can call me XXXXXXXXXXX
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
HI
In that case since you were legally married in Sri Lanka that marriage is recognised here and your wife can indeed issue a Divorce Petition here in the UK.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare

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