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Are you still living in the same household but separated?
You can still apply for divorce proceedings even if your spouse is living in the same household but you are both living separately - for example in separate rooms.
You can ignore the phone call it is automated.
You will require the original marriage certificate and provide her address in order to file for divorce proceedings inside the UK.
There is a court fee of £550.00 - the person filing the divorce is known as the Petitioner and the other party the Respondent in the divorce proceedings.
If you are on a low income/savings you may be exempt from paying the court fees and can use form EX160 for this. You cannot have two solicitors acting for both parties - this will be a conflict of interest
You can get divorced from inside the UK, you do not need to go back to SA. You will however require the original marriage certificate from SA - if it is not in English it needs to be translated. You cannot use a copy of the marriage. If you do not have the original - you need to request a duplicate copy of the original in order to file divorce proceedings.
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