I was adopted – how can I get a copy of my new birth certificate? This is a question we’re asked regularly here at Vital Consular. The adoption process and the way records are dealt with has changed a lot over the years, as has the terminology that is used around them.
Teaching English overseas with a TEFL qualification is becoming a popular option for many people who are looking to relocate. The chance to immerse yourself in the local culture through language can be a wonderful and exciting experience.
At present, Islamic marriages are not recognised as legally binding by UK law. This is out of step with many other religious ceremonies which are recognised such as Jewish and Quaker marriages. Unless the married couple go on to seek a civil ceremony, their marriage is not considered legal and will miss out on rights enjoyed by other married couples.
In the UAE and don’t have access to your birth certificate? Maybe you’ve just moved to a new job and want to call your spouse over, but they’re tearing their hair out looking for your Marriage Certificate! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
After speaking to the relevant parties this week, we have ascertained that the FCO are no longer accepting Islamic Marriage Certificates as proof of marital status, and therefore will not apply an Apostille on said documents.
It is quite common that we only realise we have lost something when we need it. This is what usually happens with vital documents like Birth Certificates. It is a big deal, of course, especially if you REALLY need them, but although you may feel like the world has ended, the solution is as simple as requesting a new one....