Tips for Oman expats before moving to Canada – when online wedding is impossible
For a variety of reasons, many Oman expats seeking a better quality of life choose to immigrate to Canada. The majority of the population lives near the US border and has a better quality of life.
In this article, we will tell you about the option to get married legally when online marriage is impossible in Canada.
Canadian law about online marriage
Before 2015, Canada recognized virtual weddings where one or both spouses were not physically present for immigration purposes. The only stipulation was that the marriage is legal in the country in question.
The Canadian government, on the other hand, no longer recognizes this. The restriction on internet marriage was put in place primarily to protect women from being vulnerable in immigration situations.
How can Oman expats get legal wedding certificates?
Expats from Oman who want a legitimate wedding certificate should be married in the Seychelles or Georgia. Both countries’ requirements are simple, and the process is straightforward.
- Couples’ birth certificates
- Copies of both partners’ passports
Best way to marry for Oman expats moving to Canada
If you believe your situation makes it difficult to marry in GCC countries, Georgia and Seychelles are the best options.
In both of these countries, civil marriage is not restricted based on nationality or religious beliefs. The marriage certificates are also valid internationally.
Are you excited but maybe a little confused by the preparations? book a consultation with our team of legal wedding experts.