Marriage validity flowchart

Diagram used by UK Visas and Immigration to decide whether a marriage is valid in the UK.

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Marriage validity flowchart

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Marriage validity flowchart is used by UK Visas and Immigration when handling settlement applications made outside the UK.

Published 12 August 2009