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It is not possible to register an overseas marriage or civil
partnership in the UK but they are generally regarded as being
legal in this country if they are legal in the country in which
they took place. If you have any doubts about the legal
validity of your marriage or civil partnership you may wish to seek
However, for most countries it is possible to deposit a copy of
the certificate with the General Register Office. This does not
apply to Commonwealth countries.
Further information on depositing certificates is available from
Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
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