Does Canada recognize online marriage for Kuwait expats?
Online weddings are not legal in Canada. If you are planning to immigrate to Canada or sponsor your spouse in the near future, getting married online may not be the best solution.
If you are a Kuwaiti immigrant, planning to start a family and a new life in Canada? And do you have any questions about the legal marriage process?
Read the full article and we will give you the best recommendations for a stress-free experience.
Why doesn’t Canada recognize online marriage?
Prior to 2015, Canada allowed internet marriages for immigration purposes, where one or both spouses were not physically present. The only condition was that the marriage is legally recognized in the country where it took place.
The Canadian government no longer recognizes this. The restriction on internet marriage was created primarily to address women’s vulnerability in the immigration process.
Immigration laws in Canada
A legally recognized marriage, in which both of you, were physically present is your only option if you wish to have a lawful marriage in Canada.
If you and your partner live in one of the (GCC) countries, you should be informed that getting married there is quite difficult. Many couples have married in different locations, such as Georgia, or have married online. Getting married online is not the ideal option if you want to move to Canada.
Recommendation to have a legal marriage in Canada as a Kuwait expat
Online marriage is not valid in Canada, However, Many countries, including Georgia, Seychelles, and the United Arab Emirates (for non-Muslims), provide affordable wedding options. These countries require less paperwork and are more suited to tourists seeking a quick and easy marriage.
Looking to move to Canada after your wedding; book a call with our team to find out more on the legalities.